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Quick Chicken Curry

Photo: Formula Z/S
Prep time 25 mins
Other time 10 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings with leftovers
Chicken Curry is one of the most popular items in Indian cuisine, and this quick version has a prep time of only 25 minutes. Serve over rice and top with peanuts and bell pepper strips. Another bonus for this recipe is that you can make the chicken mixture ahead and freeze it for up to 3 months.

Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder (preferably Madras)
  • 1/2 cup tomato juice
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons chutney (chopped if very chunky)
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken-breast halves (about 3 pounds), cut
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

Nutrition Information

  • calcium 59 mg
  • calories 462
  • caloriesfromfat 33 %
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • cholesterol 94 mg
  • fat 17 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • iron 3 mg
  • protein 42 mg
  • satfat 3 g
  • sodium 270 mg

How to Make It

  1. Accompaniments: 2 cups cooked rice; 1/2 cup salted, shelled peanuts; 1/2 red bell pepper, slivered; and 3 scallions, slivered.

    In a large, deep skillet, cook the onion in the oil over medium heat, stirring, until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Add the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Stir in the tomato juice, wine, and chutney and simmer for 2 minutes to blend the flavors. Add the chicken and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until cooked through, about 10 minutes. Add the salt. Serve half the chicken curry over rice. Top with the peanuts, bell pepper, and scallions. Freeze the remaining chicken curry.

    To Freeze: Spoon the chicken curry into a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.

    To Reheat: Thaw in the refrigerator overnight or in the microwave. To serve Quick Chicken Curry as is, cover with plastic wrap and heat in the microwave for 7 to 9 minutes or until heated through, stirring once. Or spoon into an ovenproof baking dish. Cover with foil and place in a 325° F oven for 20 to 25 minutes or until heated through.