Fried chicken curry recipe: A retro dinner idea from 1950

Fried chicken, Far East style Indian-accented curry recipe from 1950

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How did American housewives make Indian food back in the fifties? It went a little something like this!

Check out this easy how-to for “Fried chicken, Far East style” — an Indian-accented fried chicken curry recipe from 1950.

The inspiration: Fried chicken curry recipe from the 50s

Yum! Here’s fried chicken at its Sunday best — done up brown in Crisco! Every single piece is scrumptious — so crisp and tender and moist! And so easy to digest! It’s crisp! It’s light! It’s fried in Crisco!

Fried chicken, Far East style An Indian-accented curry recipe from 1950

Fried chicken, Far East style Indian-accented curry recipe from 1950

Fried chicken curry recipe

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes


  • 1 frying chicken (disjointed)
  • Crisco for frying
  • Salt and pepper
  • Flour
  • 2 tbsps melted Crisco (shortening)
  • 2 tbsps flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chicken bouillon
  • 1-1/2 tsps curry powder (if desired)


  1. Roll chicken in seasoned flour.
  2. Melt Crisco in skillet -- have melted Crisco about 1/4 inch deep. Fry chicken slowly until brown on all sides -- add more Crisco if necessary.
  3. Cover skillet, cook chicken over low heat for about 20 minutes or until tender.
  4. To make sauce, melt Crisco, stir in flour. Slowly add chicken bouillon and, for that exotic Far East flavor, curry powder.
  5. Cook, stirring constantly, until sauce is smooth and thickened -- about 10 minutes to blend the flavors. Season with salt to taste.
  6. Arrange chicken on platter with rice cooked with white raisins. Serve with curry sauce.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 242Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 23mgSodium: 6402mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 13g

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