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Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry

Sweet Raspberries, honey, caramelized onions and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce make up the sauce that’s one of 2 ingredients that go into making this aromatic and flavorful, Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry that pairs oh so well with roti or rice.

Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry

A can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce is an easy and surefire way for me to add some spicy-hot, smokey flavor to a dish. But, more times than not, I end up using a few of those chipotle peppers and a few spoonfuls of that adobo sauce and then the rest gets packaged up and placed in the back of my freezer, aaaaand, forgotten about. And, that pattern seems to repeat itself every time I bring home a can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce. Then I end up stumbling on all these little packages when I’m doing my year-end freezer clean out and resolve NOT to buy any more cans of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce until I work my way through these packets. Well, that resolution lasts till February when I end up forgetting about those packets (again) and bringing home a can! GAH!

raspberry chipotle sauce

So…today… I have a recipe that uses a WHOLE can of those chipotle peppers in adobo sauce! You might be thinking that the resulting dish is going to be super hot, And, you would be correct – only, I added in a whole one and a half cups of sweet, fresh, raspberries, caramelized sweet onion and honey to balance of the heat of the chipotle peppers in adobo sauce! Talk about flavor, y’all!

I initially made a raspberry chipotle sauce that I was going to slather on meats and veggies before roasting them, but, my daughter suggested a Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry. I didn’t want to dilute the sauce with coconut milk or chicken stock so, I figured I would saute the chicken a bit and then throw in a cup of sauce and see how it went before adding anything else in. Well, the result was an incredibly flavorful, dry-ish curry without much “gravy” and it paired up so well with some simple coconut roti.

Raspberry Chipotle Chicken

With Valentine’s day on the horizon, stores are all about red and pink hearts in the time leading up to it, but February also happens to be heart health month when I try to be extra kind to my ticker all month long. I’ve shared on here before about my dad’s struggle with heart disease, so, heart health is a sensitive and important topic for me. You might be wondering what that might have to do with today’s recipe, well, in looking up health facts about chipotle peppers, I came across this article that talks about the link between chipotle peppers and a reduction in cardiovascular diseases. Apparently, Capsaicin (found in chipotle peppers) widens and relaxes blood vessels, which can reduce blood pressure, aiding in the passage of blood through our veins and arteries. Also, a substance in chipotle peppers supposedly helps our bodies dissolve fibrin, which is a naturally occurring substance that helps us form blood clots, which also happens to be a cause of heart attacks and strokes.

But, that’s not all.
High levels of capsaicin are supposedly said to be linked to a decrease in the spread of cancerous cells and metastasis, as well. Currently, more research is being done on the effects of capsaicin and chili peppers on different types of cancer. Which leads me to the main reason behind this post. Today, I am joining several other bloggers in the 2018 Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event in the fight against pediatric cancer with this Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry which could be part of your at-home Valentine’s day meal!

Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.? There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved and donate to such an incredible cause. Please help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer! Our goal is to raise at least $3000. These three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!! Thanks to many of you, that goal has already been reached, but, you can still donate until March 1st and help us make an even bigger difference! Thanks so much for your donation >> Donate here.

Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry

And…now that I have rambled on for almost 700 words, here’s the recipe for this Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry. The Raspberry Chipotle Sauce can be made upto a week ahead and you can whip it out and whip up something delicious for your loved one for Valentine’s day or just because!

Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry

Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry

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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4
Author: Shashi
Sweet Raspberries, honey, caramelized onions and chipotle peppers in adobo sauce make up the sauce that's one of 2 ingredients that go into making this aromatic and flavorful, Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry that pairs oh so well with roti or rice.


For the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce (makes 2 cups, we will be using only 1 cup for this recipe)

  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 1 yellow onion
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger grated
  • 1 7 oz can chipotle peppers in adobe sauce
  • 1.5 cups raspberries
  • 1 tbsp honey add one more if too hot
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry


For the Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

  • Add oil to a pan over medium heat. When oil is heated, add in onion and let saute, stirring occasionally, till onion is caramelized ( about 25 to 30 minutes)
  • Add in garlic and ginger and saute about a minute.
  • Then add caramelized onion, garlic and ginger to a blender and along with that add in the can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce, fresh raspberries and honey. Pulse till ingredients are broken down and blended well. Then season with salt and pepper to taste. Can be stored in an airtight container for upto a week.

For the Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry

  • Add oil to a pan over medium heat. When oil is slightly warm, add in the chicken and saute about 10 minutes or till it loses it's pinkness.
  • Add in 1 cup of Raspberry Chipotle Sauce to the pan with chicken and saute about 10 to 15 minutes more. Sauce will thicken and become slightly darker. Season with salt and pepper as necessary and garnish with parsley before enjoying.


Calories: 359kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 31g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 170mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g
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Easy Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry for Valentine's Dinner maybe?

Looking for more Valentine’s Day Recipe Ideas? Then check out these these recipes by fellow bloggers who also are part of the 2018 Good Cookies Food Bloggers’ Valentine’s Event:
Yellow Heart-Shaped Rainbow Funfetti Cookies from Julie of The Little Kitchen
Peanut Butter Cookie Cake from Julie of Julie Blanner
Cherry Coconut Macaroons from Miranda of Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt
Brownie Cookies from Mel of Mel’s Kitchen Cafe
No-Bake Chocolate Candy Cookies from Debi of Life Currents
Double Dark Chocolate Chery Black Forest Cookies from Jamie of Southern Revivals
White Chocolate Valentine Madeleine Cookies from Marlynn of Urban Bliss Life
Pillowy Soft Sugar Cookies from Stephie of Stephie Cooks
Steak with Peppercorn Sauce from Sonja of Ginger & Toasted Sesame
Creamy Beet Risotto from Rachel of Copper & Verdigris
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Denise of Chez Us
Red Velvet Donuts from Gwynn of Swirls of Flavor
S’mores Brown Butter Panbanging Cookies from Marybeth of babysavers
Gluten-Free Chocolate Kiss Cookies from Audrey of Mama Knows Gluten Free
Gluten-Free Red Velvet Crinkle Cookies from Brianna of Flippin’ Delicious
Rose Meringue Cookies from Kirsten of Comfortably Domestic
Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry from Shashi of Savory Spin
Double Chocolate Meringue Cookies from Dee of Meatloaf and Melodrama
White Chocolate Raspberry Smoothie from Sarah of Sarah Cooks the Books
Cream Wafer Cookies from Kelly of Live Laugh Rowe
White Chocolate and Raspberry Cookies from Wanda of My Sweet Zepol
Raspberry Fudge Cookies from Jessica of A Kitchen Addiction
Raspberry Cookies from Courtney of Know Your Produce
Syltkakor Raspberry Jam Cookies from Megan of Stetted
No-Bake Chocolate Tart from Rachel of Rachel Cooks
Heart-Shaped Chocolate Chip Cookies from Angela of About a Mom
Mexican Hot Chocolate Cookies from Lisa of TasteCookSip
Chai Latte Shortbread Hearts from Sue of It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Soft and Sweet Sugar Cookie Bars from Carlee of Cooking With Carlee
Strawberry and Cream Cookies from Ashley of A Cup of Charming
Cherry Cream Cheese Cookies from Lisa of Blogghetti
Galete Waffle Cookies from Shaina of Food for My Family
Almond Shortbread Cookies from Denise of addicted 2 recipes
Easy Strawberry Fudge from Chrysa of Thrifty Jinxy
Valentine’s Day Mug Hug Cookies from Aimee of Southern From Scratch
Doughnut Sandwich Cookies from Bree of Baked Bree
Chocolate Nutella Cookies from Melissa of Modern Honey
Easy Crinkle Cookies from Amy of The Nifty Foodie
Chocolate Sugar Cookies from Becca of The Salted Cookie
Love Cake from Sara of Confectionary Tales
Meringue Cookies from Sara of My Imperfect Kitchen

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  1. […] contribution to the 2021 Good Cookie Food Bloggers Valentine’s Event. A few years ago I made this raspberry chipotle curry for this event and this year I am excited to be able to join several other bloggers in supporting a […]

  2. […] made some of these Lemon Blueberry Muffins Tops, some of this Raspberry Chipotle Chicken Curry and even a batch of these Blackberry Meringue Cookies, and I still had a bit more left. So, I did […]

  3. Jenny says:

    Thank you for a yummy recipe for such a worthy cause!
    Your Mediavine swag is on the way and should be to you soon. It’s just a small token of our appreciation for your time and efforts to wipe out pediatric cancer.
    ~Jenny, Mediavine Marketing Associate

  4. puja says:

    This curry has a completely new flavor. Loved the addition of raspberry in it. Since my husband is a non-vegetarian, he would love to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Pankti says:

    Such an innovative idea of adding raspberries to the curry!! Great pictures!!

  6. Gwynn says:

    Sweet and spicy, my favorite combination! Happy to be part of this great fundraiser with you Shashi!

  7. GiGi Eats says:

    Fruit and meat is always a weird combo to me, and sadly I will never REALLY be able to know if it’s actually good so I can push my beliefs aside and JUMP ON BOARD! Regardless though DUDE it looks tasty AF!!!

  8. Wow, a whole can of chipotles! This has serious heat. I like! Really creative — thanks.

  9. sue Reilly says:

    Is it me or am I correct when I say that the chipolte peppers aren’t listed on the ingredient list nor are they mentioned in the instructions?

  10. I love this curry and loved learning more about capsaicin too! I know this topic is near and dear to you re: your dad and all. Recently I read an article highlighting the benefits of capsaicin and heart health. Great post, great cause, great dish Shashi!!! Love the raspberries with the chipotle combo. You and your daughter made a great team on this recipe!!! Lucky for the rest of us. Can’t wait to try it. Happy Valentine’s Day my friend! XO

  11. Chipotle peppers is something we always have stocked in our pantry. I just love ’em! I’m so excited that you used a whole can here and who would have thought they were so good for ya?! That’s awesome to hear….as if I need another excuse to incorporate them into my diet, lol.
    I’m loving the sound of this recipe, Shashi. Huge fan of sweet/salty, sweet/ savoury dishes so this is totally calling my name. Raspberries, chipotle, caramelized onions…what a dream dish! Can’t wait to give it a go! Hope you have a fabulous weekend, my friend! XOXO

  12. Danielle says:

    I love this so much! What a great idea to use the chipotle peppers with the sweet sauce. I can almost taste the curry now. I’m definitely going to have to give this recipe a try. Pinned for later!

  13. So if you had told me you used a whole can of adobo sauce here, I would’ve thought you were crazy! (Hmmm, I still might think that…haha!) But I can totally see how the raspberries pair with the spicy adobo to create a delicious recipe. I’m thinking this is the kind of recipe that you take one bite, and then go back for another…and another…and another. There is so much flavor in there! Also, I didn’t realize cancer was the #1 cause of death for children by disease. Scary. Great cause here, Shashi! I support it 110%! Also, I think I have about 4 cans of adobo packed away in my freezer right now…you’re not alone. 🙂

  14. The sauce for your curry sounds delicious with yummy ingredients, who would have thought that raspberries could be used this way. A lovely recipe for a great family meal or perfect for a Valentine dish for two.

  15. Demeter says:

    A whole can? Now that’s what I’m talking about! Nothing beats that hot ‘n smoky flavor! 🙂

  16. Deanna says:

    I love that this has raspberry in it! That flavor has to be wonderful!! I love sweet and spic combos!

  17. Oh wow, raspberry chipotle sauce chicken curry. The raspberry factor has my attention and I just have to try it. So interesting.

  18. Goodness Shashi. That thoughts of that raspberry chipotle sauce have my mouth doing all sorts of somersaults right now. It just sounds so amazing! I think Lynne would love this as one of our “Sunday Curry’s” too. Pinned! Such a worthwhile cause too, the fight against pediatric cancer. Well done for reaching your donation goal.

  19. Raspberries in chicken curry…now I am really intrigued and it surely looks out of this world yummy!