Chicken Curry in a Hurry


The name says it all. Plenty of curry dishes require simmering the sauce over the stove for upwards of 45 minutes. Our dish comes together, from start to finish, in less time. The shortcut relies on rotisserie chicken and greek yogurt. As the rice cooks, you'll slice or shred the cooked chicken, then sauté the onion and whip up a quick sauce with curry powder, yogurt, and cream. Stirring in a can of drained, diced tomatoes gives the sauce some extra depth, and a garnish of fresh cilantro adds flavor and a hit of green. Store-bought naan rounds out the meal.

Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
6 serves


  • 1 cup white rice

  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • ½ cup plain yogurt

  • ¾ cup heavy cream

  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (optional)

  • meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, sliced or shredded

  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped


  1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.

  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, occasionally stirring, for 7 minutes.

  3. Sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.

  4. Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if desired). Remove from heat.

  5. Divide the rice and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.

    Quick Dinner Ideas: Chicken Curry in a Hurry
    John Kernick

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

363 Calories
22g Fat
11g Carbs
29g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Calories 363
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 126mg 42%
Sodium 262mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 29g
Calcium 67mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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