Creamy Curried Chicken Recipe
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Creamy Curried Chicken Recipe

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“This is a big hit in our home. My 3-year-old son and 1-year-old daughter gobble it up,” says Tracy Simiele from Chardon, Ohio. With its irresistible blend of curry and sweet coconut milk, your family will, too.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups uncooked instant rice
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 cups fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup chopped tomato

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 508 calories, 27g fat (19g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 541mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein


  1. Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle the chicken with curry, salt and pepper. In a large skillet, saute chicken and onion in oil until chicken is no longer pink.
  2. Stir in coconut milk and tomato paste. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until thickened. Add spinach and tomato; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until spinach is wilted. Serve with rice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Curry Chicken in Simple & Delicious March/April 2008, p30

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"This was very easy. I did not have frozen spinach, so I used canned leaf spinach. It worked great. My husband said, "It's a keeper!"."

Reviewed Oct. 13, 2015

"Made this with no changes, then again adding grated carrots and 1 tsp. lemongrass. Excellent!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2015

"This is delicious. Added some grated carrots and a green pepper."

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"This was my 1st time cooking with Curry, this dish is delish. I used 1can of Rotel & almost another can of roasted tomatoes instead of fresh. Also I removed chicken & left onions in pot then added spinach more curry & a little cayenne pepper with seasonal spice & chopped garlic . I doubled recipe and cooked tomatoes & spinach for at least 30 minutes. Then added coconut milk & put chicken back in pot. Really came out good thumbs up dish I will be trying again I also replaced white rice with saffron yellow rice great meal."

Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

"This was amazing! I have a very picky 7-year old who won't eat just about everything healthy. He loved this and even ate the spinach! I've made this several times and it comes out perfect every time. The coconut milk gives a slight sweet flavor and a creamy texture.; so good!"

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