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Chicken Dopiaza Curry Recipe (Dairy Free)

This Indian Chicken Dopiaza recipe is easy to make at home, with all the flavors of Indian takeout! A creamy chicken and onion curry dinner loaded with spices and a creamy coconut milk sauce.

Serve over heaps of basmati rice, lemon biryani, or with a warm side of easy homemade naan bread.

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Chicken Dopiaza is one of Brett’s go-to dishes when we go out for Indian food. I decided to make him a version at home, which stood up pretty well to our favorite Indian restaurant. Dopiaza means double onion, so the onions get caramelized then more onions get sauteed later in this dish.

The chicken is simmered in a warm mix of tomatoes, vegetables, and spices, and served with a creamy coconut milk sauce. We don’t eat meat too often, but this chicken onion curry is one of our go-to dishes when we do!

This Chicken Dopiaza Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Warmly Spiced
  • Loaded with flavor
  • Versatile
  • Creamy
  • A great recipe for Indian takeout!
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What Is Dopiaza?

Dopiaza translates to double onion – which is fitting for this dish as onions are added twice during cooking. The base of this chicken dopiaza recipe are sauteed carnalized onions which the chicken cooks over in the pot. Another round of onion is added towards the end which gives the dish a bright fresh finish.

A Great Clean-Out-The-Fridge Curry Recipe!

This chicken dopiaza recipe is the perfect vehicle to use up any older produce or veggies you have on hand. Add your favorite ingredients and enjoy!  A great recipe to throw extra bell peppers, onions, and tomatoes into before they expire.  

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What’s In This Chicken Dopiaza Curry Recipe?

I get fresh produce from my garden and from Misfits Market– they sell fantastic fruit, vegetables, & pantry staples at a discounted price. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out favorite produce for delivery. Get $10 off your first box here!

  • Chicken: we don’t eat meat too often, but when we do we get local meat from our butcher in our town. One of the benefits of living in a rural farming area is that there are lots of local meat selections available! I used a low fat chicken breast for this recipe, but you can use dark meat thighs if you prefer. Make sure you are adding about 2lbs to the dish.
  • Onions: I used about 3lbs for this dish! Vidalia onions or sweet yellow onions are perfect. You could use red onions for an extra kick.
  • Garlic
  • Diced Tomatoes:  I only use no salt added diced tomatoes, these boxed tomatoes are really great to stock up on!
  • Chicken or Vegetable Stock
  • Bell Peppers: for a bright crunchy texture
  • Zucchini: I added one from our garden.
  • Coconut Oil: I love keeping a few jars of this organic coconut oil on hand, it’s great for cooking.
  • Coconut Milk: I use unsweetened full-fat coconut milk, which I’d definitely recommend over lite coconut milk. The flavor makes this dish super rich and creamy without any dairy.
  • Garam Masala: I love this amazing garam masala spice blend, which gives this dish an incredible depth of flavor!
  • Red Chili Pepper Flakes: for a little heat! if you don’t like spice, you can absolutely skip them in this recipe.
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Cilantro: fresh chopped cilantro makes a fantastic garnish.
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How Do I Make This Chicken Du Pyaza Recipe?

  1. In a large dutch oven or heavy bottom pot, heat the coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and 2/3 of the chopped onions, cover pot with lid, and sautee on low for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Onions should become soft and tender.
  2. Add the chicken to the dutch oven, along with the garam masala, turmeric, coriander, and garlic salt. Stir well to combine and allow the chicken to get coated in the spices. Sautee chicken for about 10 minutes in the onions and spices.
  3. Add the crushed tomatoes, Vegetable stock, bell pepper, zucchini, and the remaining 1/3 of the chopped onions. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low so the chicken is simmering. Cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes until chicken is cooked all way through, and Vegetables are tender.
  4. Remove pot from heat and stir in the coconut milk to make a thick and creamy sauce. Add fresh pepper, and cilantro for garnish. Serve over rice with garlic naan bread.
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Other Easy Chicken Dinner Recipes You’ll Love:

Cabbage Soup with Chicken Recipe

Chicken Noodle Soup with Potatoes

Penne Alla Vodka with Chicken

Smoked Chicken Breast Recipe

 

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Chicken Dopiaza (Dairy Free)

Kelly Jensen
This Indian Chicken Dopiaza (or Do Pyaza) curry recipe is easy to make at home, with all the flavor of ordering at an Indian Restaurant!  Serve over heaps of basmati rice, lemon biryani, or with a warm side of garlic naan bread.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Indian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 345 kcal

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • In a large dutch oven or heavy bottom pot, heat the coconut oil over low heat. Add the garlic and 2/3 of the chopped onions, cover pot with lid, and sautee on low for about 15 minutes. Stir occasionally. Onions should become soft and tender.
  • Add the chicken to the dutch oven, along with the garam masala, turmeric, coriander, and garlic salt. Stir well to combine and allow the chicken to get coated in the spices.  Sautee chicken for about 10 minutes in the onions and spices.
  • Add the crushed tomatoes, Vegetable stock, bell pepper, zucchini, and the remaining 1/3 of the chopped onions. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low so the chicken is simmering. Cover with a lid and cook for 30 minutes until chicken is cooked all way through, and Vegetables are tender.
  • Remove pot from heat and stir in the coconut milk and peas to make a thick and creamy sauce.  Add fresh pepper, and cilantro for garnish. Serve over rice with garlic naan bread.

Nutrition

Calories: 345kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 35gFat: 17gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 695mgPotassium: 946mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1614IUVitamin C: 69mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Chicken and Onion Recipes, Chicken Do Pyaza Gluten Free, Chicken Dopiaza Indian, Chicken Dopiaza Recipe, Chicken Onion Curry, Dairy Free Chicken Dopiaza Curry, Indian Chicken with Onions
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