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Curried Chicken and Rice Recipe

Curry sauce makes this version of chicken and rice stand out from all the others. Your guests will think you spent hours in the kitchen preparing this impressive dish.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Bake: 55 min. YIELD:4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 package (6 ounces) long grain and wild rice mix
  • 3 cups sliced fresh mushrooms (8 ounces)
  • 10 ounces fresh pearl onions, cooked according to package directions
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, julienned
  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3-1/2 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • CURRY SAUCE:
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup chutney
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds

Directions

  • 1. In an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, combine broth, curry powder, paprika and seasoning mix from the rice. Top with rice, mushrooms, onions and green pepper.
  • 2. Arrange chicken pieces on top. Cover and bake at 425° for 50 minutes.
  • 3. Meanwhile, in a blender or food processor, combine yogurt, ricotta cheese, chutney, flour and curry powder. Process until smooth; pour over chicken. Sprinkle with almonds. Increase oven temperature to 475°. Bake, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (14 ounces) equals 514 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 115 mg cholesterol, 672 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 42 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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