Curried chicken and rice is a flavorful and satisfying meal that is perfect for dinner.
This dish is made by cooking chicken pieces in a blend of curry spices, onion, and garlic powder, then adding rice, broth, and coconut milk to the skillet to create a fragrant and flavorful rice dish. The chicken adds protein to the meal, while the spices infuse the rice with a warm and comforting flavor. The dish is customized with your favorite vegetables, such as peas, and carrots to add color and texture. Curried chicken and rice is a one-pot meal that is easy to make and can be prepared ahead of time for a quick and convenient dinner option. Whether you’re looking for a cozy and comforting meal or a flavorful and exotic dish, curried chicken and rice is a delicious and nutritious choice.
Curried Chicken and Rice
- 12" cast iron skillet
- 4 chicken breasts boneless skinless
- ½ cup flour
- 3 tbsp canola oil
- 2 carrots diced
- 1 onion finely diced
- 1 cup long grain rice 5 minute, cooked for 2:30 minutes
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp curry powder
- 4 cups chicken broth
- ½ cup coconut milk
- 1 cup peas frozen
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- ⅛ cup almonds sliced, toasted
- Dry chicken breasts off and season with salt and pepper, coat both sides in flour.
- Add 2 tablespoons oil to 12" Cast iron skillet and on medium heat until almost smoking.
- Brown chicken 4 minutes on each side.
- Transfer to a plate.
- Add 1 tablespoon oil to cast iron skillet.
- Add carrots, onion, garlic powder and rice. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Add curry powder and stir in chicken broth.
- Stir and bring to simmer.
- Add chicken making sure it gets mostly covered by the chicken broth.
- Bring back to simmer and let simmer for 8 minutes until the chicken is white all the way through.
- Remove chicken and wrap tightly with aluminum foil.
- Add coconut milk to liquid mixture and simmer until it has cooked down. About 10-15 minutes.
- Take off heat and add cilantro, almonds and peas and mix.
Dutch Oven Daddy is not a dietician or nutritionist, and any nutritional information shared is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.