Microwave Tomato Curry Chicken

    16 minutes

    A simple four ingredient microwave curry.

    22 people made this

    Serves: 5 

    • 1 cup (250ml) tomato sauce
    • 150g curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • 8 chicken drumsticks

    Preparation:1min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:16min 

    1. In a large round microwave safe casserole dish combine the tomato sauce, curry powder and cayenne powder then mix together.
    2. Add chicken pieces and turn to coat. Arrange chicken drumsticks in a fan with the thin part of the legs in the centre of the dish.
    3. Cover and cook in the microwave on high for 12 to 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and juices run clear.

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    I tried this recipe last night for the first time and my husband and I loved it! This recipe is easy, quick and tasty. I only added 4 Tbsp of curry powder to the mixture instead of the 5 listed because of personal preference and the chicken turned out perfect. We really liked the spicy flavor. Great recipe! Will definitely use again.  -  22 Apr 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made this tonight and it is WONDERFUL!!!! I cut the recipe in half. I used a pyrex dish to put 4 drum sticks in and just laid them out in a row. I cooked for 5 minutes, turned the chicken over and cooked 5 more minutes. Then removed the covering and turned over again and cooked another 5 minutes. I took the cover off for the last 5 minutes to make the sauce thicker. This turned out great in taste and looks!! I also made another recipe from this site called "Italian Chicken". It was good too. But, the Loga's Microwave Chicken was better. It was more tender, faster, and much less mess and tending too. Gosh, I will surely be making this time and time again!! I even took a picture of it...need to try to figure out how to add the picture to the site. Thank you for this reicpe! Oh..also..my husband that claims he isn't that crazy about curry...he loved it! LOL!  -  02 Oct 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    When I first saw this recipe, I thought "is this a joke?" Chicken legs cooked in the microwave? Well, I will be eating those words. I have tried it twice now, once with only 1 leg, scaling the recipe to just 1 serving. I was totally shocked that it actually tasted ok. But, since I scaled it down so much, my ketchup mixture burnt. So, I decided to give it another try with 2 legs and more of the ketchup/curry mixture. I'm new to curry, so I did use a lot less than called for, and since I was only doing 2 legs I cooked it 6 minutes - stopping after 4 to let it rest and continuing on for 2 more minutes. Leaving it to rest & continue cooking outside of the microwave. It's my belief that for this to work, you really need to know your microwave & be comfortable cooking in it. If you have an older one, it probably doesn't cook as fast & if you have a newer one (like mine) it can cook the heck out of stuff. This is extremely easy, economical and really quite good.  -  15 Jun 2011  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)