Can you reheat chicken curry more than once?

In this brief guide, we will answer the question “Can you reheat chicken curry more than once?’, look at some ways to properly reheat chicken curry, and list down some different types of Indian curries.

Can you reheat chicken curry more than once?

Yes, you can reheat chicken curry more than once although it is recommended to not do it as it increases the chances of food poisoning.

The best way to go about it is to only take out the amount of chicken curry you want to eat and then reheat it. While out the rest of the chicken curry back in the fridge.

This is because taking it out to room temperature and reheating it again and again will give an opportunity to bacteria to multiply quickly and cause food poisoning. 

If the chicken curry contains cream or coconut milk then it is bound to get spoiled quicker. This is because coconut milk and cream are perishable items that do not last very long. 

Coconut milk starts to split up and curdle once it is exposed to very high temperatures. Reheating chicken curry made with coconut milk will go bad if you reheat it and let it boil, or reheat it more than once.

How to reheat chicken curry?

You can reheat curry in a pan over a stove. Heat it on medium to low heat. It is better to add water or a dash of oil to get rid of the clumpy texture of a refrigerated chicken curry. Keep stirring it constantly so that it does not stick to the bottom of the pan.

Alternatively, place the chicken curry in an oven safe container that has a lid and then put it in a microwave oven. Stop the microwave oven midway, stir the chicken curry, and then place it back again. This way keep stirring the curry at regular intervals so that it does not get burned from the sides.

Constant stirring also allows the heat to be distributed evenly and preserves the texture of the curry.

Learn more about reheating chicken curry here.

What are the popular types of (Indian) chicken curries ?

We will mention some types of popular curries which are not only available in India, but are available all over the world in Indian restaurants.

Butter chicken

It is one of the most famous and loved dishes. It is orange in color and has a thick, creamy sauce which is rich in butter. It is mild in flavor and usually served with Naan.

Chicken tikka masala

Chicken tikka masala consists of marinated chicken cooked on skewers in a tandoor with a thick, flavorful sauce covering it. It is best enjoyed with raita (yogurt and mint sauce) and naan. Since it is cooked in a tandoor, it has a very distinct smoky taste to it.


Jalfrezi is a Bengali dish. It consists of marinated chicken which is stir fried in oil. It is very spicy as it contains chili peppers. Spiciness can be adjusted by increasing or decreasing the number of green chili peppers. Other vegetables used in Jalfrezi are tomatoes, bell peppers, onion, and coriander.


Korma is made by slow cooking chicken marinated in yogurt and a blend of spices. The gravy is rich and creamy by mixing together butter and cream. Sometimes chicken broth is also added. The spices usually added are cumin and coriander.


Karahi is made with chicken, lamb, or beef. It is usually made with a tomato based sauce which gives the gravy its distinct flavor. Chili peppers are added according to the level of spiciness required but it is usually less spicy.

Achari chicken curry

Achar means pickle. So achari chicken curry is made with spices used to make pickles. Spices that are usually used to make achari chicken are cumin, fenugreek, mustard oil, chili powder, turmeric, and black onion seeds. So like achar it has a bit of kick to it and the flavor profile is tangy.

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In this brief guide, we answered the question “Can you reheat chicken curry more than once?”, looked at some ways to properly reheat chicken curry, and listed down some different types of Indian curries.


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