Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Rotisserie chicken from a grocery store deli makes this Chicken Curry in a Hurry recipe super easy to make. See how we altered it with ingredients on hand.
Photo from Flickr | BionicGrrrl

For working moms who would rather fake it than make it… You’ll enjoy this recipe Cara found in Real Simple magazine. Here’s Cara:

This weekend as I rushed through the grocery store, I caught a tempting whiff of the deli’s rotisserie chicken. Instantly, I remembered this “Fake It, Don’t Make It” Chicken Curry in a Hurry recipe from Real Simple.

So I grabbed the chicken, but couldn’t remember all the other ingredients. I ended up buying sour cream instead of heavy cream. And I also forgot the cilantro. But, to my surprise, the sour cream substituted just fine and we didn’t really need the cilantro. It was delicious! I can’t wait to try it again with the right ingredients.

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream (I used just a little less of sour cream)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (optional)
  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 2 cups cooked white rice (optional)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves, roughly chopped
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes. Sprinkle with the curry powder and cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if using). Remove from heat.

Slice or shred the chicken, discarding the skin and bones. Divide the rice (if using) and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.

Yield: Makes 4 to 8 servings

…Sara again! While we’re talking chicken, I’d like to recommend a tasty and convenient dish we did in the crock pot this weekend. Usually, I try to do our crock pot meals from scratch because I find that the crock pot inherently equals quick and easy. But my husband thought the Banquet Crock Pot Classics Chicken and Dumplings meal looked good, so we gave it a go. It was delish! Most important, Little One loved it. She gobbled down those dumplings as fast as we could put them on her plate. She even ate the carrots. This is one of those meals you can set to simmer as you walk out the door for work, then serve in the evening with a minimum of extra prep. Good stuff!

2 thoughts on “Chicken Curry in a Hurry

  1. Dang… that is a QUICK recipe. I am going to have to try that soon. I’m tempting to stop at the store on the way home and pick up the ingredients.

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