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One-Pan Chicken Rice Curry

I've been loving the subtle spice from curry lately, so I incorporated it into this saucy chicken and rice dish. It's a one-pan meal that's become a go-to dinnertime favorite. —Mary Lou Timpson, Colorado City, Arizona
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked instant rice
  • Chopped fresh cilantro leaves, optional

Directions

  • In a large nonstick skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat; saute onion until tender and lightly browned, 3-5 minutes. Remove from pan.
  • In a bowl, mix flour and seasonings; toss with chicken. In same skillet, heat remaining butter over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook just until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes, turning occasionally.
  • Stir in broth and onion; bring to a boil. Stir in rice. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes (mixture will be saucy). If desired, sprinkle with cilantro.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 300 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 658mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 27g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1-1/2 fat.
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  • Anniepants
    Oct 3, 2020

    Made as stated. No flavor and didn't care for it. Threw it out.

  • pammy54
    Sep 15, 2020

    The curry flavor in this is a perfect balance. I cook the onion first in the butter along with a ginger/garlic paste and the curry so that the flavors bloom. I then add just the chicken pieces, (no flour) and saute them in the spice mix until the chicken is done. I then add the chicken stock, and I use 4 oz of plain yogurt to thicken into the sauce. I don't mix the rice in, I cook it separately. But I love the amount of curry in this! It's just very warm and savory when it hits your mouth!

  • Katherine
    Sep 14, 2020

    Has anyone tried this with shrimp?

  • K.D.
    Mar 7, 2020

    super easy and super yummy!

  • Patti
    Nov 21, 2018

    Delicious!! Perfect blend of curry. My boyfriend would never eat curry until this recipe. Now have my son liking it also!!!

  • mskatkat
    Mar 15, 2017

    very good and easy !

  • dschultz01
    Jan 24, 2017

    Very delicious, and so quick and easy to make. Perfect weeknight meal!