Super Simple, Super Quick Chicken Curry and Rice

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 25 mins

I had never made curry before but decided to give it a shot. I would call this recipe a medium-hot dish. I put in quite a bit of curry, but there is a lot of rice and chicken for it to cover. This recipe is for 1 person, but can be easily multiplied. If you use chicken stock for this recipe do not use the chicken base

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Dissolve chicken base in hot water (skip this step if using stock).
  2. Pour dissolved base/stock in 2" deep pan.
  3. Add chicken to pan and place on medium-high heat.
  4. Add remaining ingredients EXCEPT rice.
  5. Cook chicken uncovered, stirring often to coat with spices.
  6. Remove chicken from heat and cover to keep warm. You will use the liquid from the pan in the next step.
  7. Add rice to separate pan and prepare as directed, BUT instead of using water to cook, add the drippings from the chicken pan. I usually get about 1/2 cup of drippings and then top that off with the water necessary to cook the rice. The rice I use needs 1 1/3 cup of water for 1/2 cup uncooked rice. This will yield 2 cups of cooked rice.
  8. When rice is finished cooking, spoon rice back into chicken pan and place on medium-high heat for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.


Most Helpful

This was very tasty. My DH LOVED it. I thought it would turn out a little creamier, so I added a splash of half and half (it was what I had on hand). It was VERY hot, but I don't like spicy food that much, so I added plain yogurt on top of mine. We really liked this, we will be adding it to our regular menu.

Chef Deedlit May 11, 2009

Very yummy and definitely a keeper. I tripled the recipe and it fed four of us with nice big servings. I kind of eyeballed the spices and used cayenne instead of pepper flakes. May cut back just a bit on that next time but was very good. Oh, I also used chicken tenderloins which were nice since I just served them whole on top of the rice.

Melody Pond 1 June 20, 2009

This is a good baseline for a simple curry. I added a splash of milk & 1 TBLSP of sour cream. I also added salt & pepper to taste. I kept the rice separate & treated it like a sauce. I had simmered for 20 minutes or so to reduce & turned out wonderful!! My kids & husband are asking for more. Will be doing it again.

Julie C. July 07, 2016

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