Chicken and Rice with Curry Powder

Chicken and Rice With Curry

The Spruce / Diana Rattray

  • Total: 73 mins
  • Prep: 18 mins
  • Cook: 55 mins
  • Yield: 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1085 Calories
57g Fat
45g Carbs
93g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1085
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 57g 73%
Saturated Fat 18g 90%
Cholesterol 299mg 100%
Sodium 333mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 45g 16%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Protein 93g
Calcium 128mg 10%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This rice and chicken bake is packed with flavor, and it's easy to prepare. Use conveniently cooked chicken cubes for an even easier meal.

The raisins add an exotic element with the curry powder but feel free to leave them out.


  • 1 cup rice (long-grain)
  • 4 chicken breast halves (boneless, without skin)
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup bell pepper (red or green or both, chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup celery (chopped)
  • 1 can/14 1/2 ounces tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • 3 tablespoons almonds (blanched sliced or slivered)
  • 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme (dried leaf, crumbled)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Black pepper (to taste)
  • Garnish: sliced or slivered almonds

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat oven to 375 F.

  2. Cook rice with water as package directs, just until tender.

  3. Heat the butter in a large skillet

  4. Brown chicken on both sides

  5. Remove to a 2-quart casserole.

  6. Pour off excess butter and add the bell pepper, garlic, onions, celery, tomatoes, raisins, almonds, and seasonings.

  7. Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes.

  8. Spoon the rice over the chicken then pour the sauce over all.

  9. Cover with foil and bake for about 25 minutes, or until chicken is tender.

  10. Garnish with almonds, if desired.

  11. Serve.