Mighty Nice Curried Chicken with Rice

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 45 min.


4 servings

Updated: Apr. 25, 2023
This was one of the first chicken recipes I prepared for my husband more than 54 years ago. His exclamation? "Mighty nice!" That's how it got its name. Sometimes I add extra broth to make more of the yummy sauce. —Kay Stansberry, Athens, Tennessee
Mighty Nice Curried Chicken with Rice Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 broiler/fryer chicken (3 to 4 pounds), cut up
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 medium tart apples, peeled and sliced
  • 1 large onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated orange zest
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • Hot cooked rice


  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and pepper. In a large skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Brown chicken on both sides; remove from pan.
  2. In the same pan, add apples and onion; cook and stir until softened, 2-3 minutes. Stir in flour and curry powder until blended; cook an additional 2 minutes. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Add chicken back to pan along with raisins and orange zest. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until a thermometer reads 165°, 30-35 minutes. Sprinkle with almonds; serve with hot cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

7 ounces cooked chicken with 1-1/2 cups sauce: 657 calories, 39g fat (15g saturated fat), 187mg cholesterol, 1210mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (13g sugars, 4g fiber), 52g protein.