Chicken With Creamy Curry Sauce

Chicken With Creamy Curry Sauce
Diana Rattray
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
1112 Calories
69g Fat
21g Carbs
94g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6 Servings
Amount per serving
Calories 1112
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 69g 89%
Saturated Fat 23g 113%
Cholesterol 318mg 106%
Sodium 644mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Protein 94g
Calcium 156mg 12%
*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 easy skillet chicken is flavored with a creamy sauce made with curry powder, garlic, and some dry white wine. Serve this great tasting chicken with rice and a favorite vegetable for a fabulous family meal. It's quick to put together and nice enough to serve to guests.

Curry powder is a blend of spices that mimics the spices used in Northern Indian cuisine. However, it was developed by the British and is not an authentic spice blend used in Southeast Asia. Instead, cooks use individual spices or a blend (often freshly made) called garam masala. The yellow color of curry powder comes from turmeric, a spice related to ginger that is getting good press for its health effects. Do note that it can stain your clothes and countertops, so be sure to wear an apron and clean up any spills swiftly.

Curry powder also contains aromatic spices such as cumin, coriander, ginger, cinnamon, and cardamom. Some hot spices are usually included such as cayenne pepper and ground black pepper.

Be aware that some people love the flavor added by curry powder and others don't. You might check with your guests beforehand to see their preferences.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup parsley (fresh, chopped or about 1 tablespoon dried)
  • 4 green onions (thinly sliced)
  • 4 cloves garlic (finely minced)
  • 4 to 6 chicken breast halves (boneless, without skin)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chicken stock (unsalted or low sodium)
  • 1/2 cup white wine (dry)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder (or to taste)
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • salt, to taste (kosher)
  • black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Chop the parsley. Slice the green onions thinly. Finely mince the garlic.

  3. Wash the chicken breasts; pat them dry and lightly sprinkle them all over with salt and pepper. Dredge each of them in flour to coat both sides.

  4. In a large skillet or sauté pan, heat the oil and butter over medium heat. Add the chicken breasts and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until lightly browned. Add the chicken broth, wine, parsley, green onions, garlic, and curry powder. Bring to a boil; reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes.

  5. Cover the pan and simmer for 5 to 10 minutes longer.

  6. Stir in the cream and add salt, to taste. Heat through.

  7. Remove the chicken and sauce to a serving dish.

  8. Serve chicken breasts over hot cooked rice with some of the sauce.

Leftovers

Store any leftover chicken and sauce, covered, in the refrigerator. You can reheat the curried chicken in the microwave for a great lunch or dinner the next day. The seasonings become even more flavorful by the next day.

Variations

  • If you prefer to cook without wine, use more chicken broth or add a small amount of apple juice for flavor.
  • Substitute garam masala for the curry powder and add a bit of turmeric if you like the yellow color.
  • Make your own curry powder with turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, black or white peppercorns, cloves, bay leaves, and cayenne pepper. Freshly roasted and ground spices will create a greater depth of flavor.

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