Easy curry chicken recipe

10 May

I love this simple curry recipe; raisins, onions and curry are such a perfect complement to chicken.  I served this with fresh bread and sautéed zucchini.  I love it because you can make it ahead of time, like tonight I’m taking the girls to watch my brother coach baseball and will eat later.  Go Vikings! 


Chicken Curry in a Hurry


Mark Bittman’s recipe from the New York Times.


Chicken Curry in a Hurry Recipe
  • 1 Tbsp corn, grapeseed, or olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins (optional)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons yellow curry powder, or to taste
  • 4 skinless, boneless, chicken breast halves (1 to 1 1/2 pounds)*
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Minced fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish

*Some chicken breasts are bigger than others. We had two huge breast halves that added up to 1 1/2 pounds. To make them more serving sized, we sliced each half in half, horizontally, to make 4 breast pieces.


1 Put the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. When hot, add the onions (and optional raisins), sprinkle with some salt and pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until translucent, about 5 minutes. Turn the heat down to medium, sprinkle with half of the curry powder, and continue to cook a minute or two.

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2 Meanwhile, season the chicken with salt and pepper to taste and sprinkle it with the remaining curry powder. Move the onion to one side of the skillet and add the chicken in one layer. Cook for about 2 minutes on each side. Transfer to a plate.

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3 Add the sour cream and stir constantly over medium-low heat until the mixture is nice and thick. Return the chicken to the skillet and cook for a couple more minutes, or until cooked through, turning once.

Garnish with cilantro or parsley and serve with rice.



2 Responses to “Easy curry chicken recipe”

  1. trialsinfood May 10, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    looks good! never had raisins in curry before.

    • loosygoosey May 10, 2012 at 7:02 pm #

      try the raisins or use almonds if you prefer:)

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