Easy Chicken Curry in a Hurry


This is a quick and easy curry in a hurry recipe I use to spice up meal time during the week. This also makes great leftovers! By adding a couple of extra items to your shopping list each week you can make this delish meal anytime! Pork can also be substituted for chicken in this recipe.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 cup basmati rice

  • 2 cups chicken broth

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 large yellow onion, halved and sliced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes

  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 3 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 3 tablespoons curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika


  1. Heat butter and olive oil over medium heat in a saucepan. Add rice once butter has melted and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in chicken broth and stir to combine. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook until rice is tender and fluffy, about 20 minutes.

  2. While rice is cooking, heat a large saucepan over medium heat; add olive oil. Mix in onion and garlic and cook, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 7 minutes. Remove chicken from the pan and transfer onto a plate.

  3. Add tomatoes, coconut milk, cumin, curry powder, chili powder, and paprika to onion-garlic mixture. Cook for 5 minutes; add chicken back into mixture. Reduce heat to low, cover, and let simmer until rice has finished cooking. Serve rice with curried chicken mixture on top.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

458 Calories
26g Fat
37g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 458
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 34%
Saturated Fat 15g 77%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 610mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 9mg 46%
Calcium 97mg 7%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 572mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.