Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

This versatile recipe has endless variations, depending on the vegetables and liquid used. It comes together quickly, making it an ideal option to keep in your weeknight recipe rotation.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 2 cups (500 mL) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked, chopped
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) cumin, ground
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 tsp (2.5 mL) salt
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) whole wheat flour
  • 3 cups (750 mL) low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup (250 mL) butternut squash, peeled, diced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) green beans, cut in half
  • 1 red pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) parsley, basil or cilantro, fresh, minced
  • 1 cup (250 mL) brown basmati rice, dry

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package instructions. If you are in a rush, use a fast cooking brown rice.

  2. Sauté onion, garlic and spices in olive oil until tender.

  3. Sprinkle in whole-wheat flour and stir well to blend. Sauté for 2 more minutes.

  4. Pour in chicken broth and blend well to break down any lumps. Slowly bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Simmer uncovered for another 5 minutes.

  5. Stir in vegetables and chicken and season with salt to taste. Continue to simmer until the curry comes to a boil and the vegetables are tender crisp. The thickness of the curry depends on your taste and the combination of ingredients. You may need to add an additional cup of chicken broth if it is too thick.

  6. Just before serving stir in fresh minced parsley (or cilantro or basil).

This is a flexible recipe that can be made quickly using fresh or leftover vegetables, and cooked chicken. The recipe requires a total of 750 mL (3 cups) of vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, green or red peppers, peas, sweet potatoes, squash, spinach or tomatoes. You can also vary the cooking liquid using any combination of water, stock and/or coconut milk.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 500 g serving Amount
  • Calories 390
  • Protein 31 g
  • Fat 11 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 44 g
  • Fibre 6 g
  • Sugar 5 g
  • Cholesterol 55 mg
  • Sodium 410 mg
  • Per 500 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 26
  • Calcium 10
  • Iron 20
  • Vitamin A 70
  • Vitamin C 140
  • Vitamin B6 50
  • Vitamin B12 21
  • Folate 25
  • Magnesium 45
  • Zinc 24

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