Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Chicken Curry

September 24, 2012Teresa

Chicken Curry is one of my favorite ways to enjoy chicken! No kidding. This is a fabulous dish with the wonderful flavors of curry and paprika in a delicious cream sauce with onions and apples. We serve it over yellow rice with saffron and it is exceptionally tasty. If you are used to really hot dishes you can use the red curry which is twice as strong as regular curry powder. But I personally prefer regular curry.

I have never tried lots of Middle Eastern or Indian dishes. Yet, when we were served this entree at a friend’s house about 25 years ago we have kept it on the radar ever since. I got the recipe from Shana (pronounced like Shawna) Williams back when we were both attending First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, in Largo, Florida. We were a few years older than she and Bruce, but we were having kids around the same time.

They had such a beautifully decorated home in the Clearwater area.  I sill remember being there for a Christmas party one year. She had one of her Christmas trees decorated with handmade decorations. Some of those decorations included a two-inch piece off the bottom of every live Christmas tree they had purchased since they were married. It was awesome.

Bruce would bore a hole in it, and Shana would decorate it with the year it was on their tree and tie a beautiful satin ribbon through the hole to hang it on their tree. As I recall, she also painted some little doo-dads on the front and back side of those cute Christmas tree decorations. I still think the idea is a great one for Christmas decorations and loved her beautiful Christmas tree. Whenever I make this fabulous Chicken Curry recipe, I think of Shana and her beautifully decorated Christmas trees.

We loved the wonderful dinner Shana made for us that night….Chicken Curry with Yellow Rice, Creamed Green Beans, a real homemade Caesar Salad that Bruce made to perfection, rolls and dessert. She shared this recipe with me, and later she came over to our home and I showed her how to make homemade pie crust and a fresh blueberry pie. We had to measure the ingredients as we worked because I had never measured Mom’s pie crust recipe before!

I originally posted this recipe in September 2012 back in the early days of my food blog. The pictures were abysmal so I recently remade this recipe (March 2014) and updated the pictures. This is such a lovely and tasty dish that it needs gorgeous pictures to show it off appropriately! If you’re looking for a scrumptious Chicken Curry recipe then this one sure fits the bill. I’m sure you will enjoy this Chicken Curry recipe as much as we have throughout the years.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Chicken Curry is a scrumptious main dish that our family really enjoys.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

This close up allows you to see the texture of the sauce and seasonings. Paprika is sprinkled on the chicken before baking.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Here’s a serving of Chicken Curry heaped on top of yellow rice.

Here’s what I did.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

These are the ingredients I used for Chicken Curry. Unfortunately, I forgot to show the onion!

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Spray a large deep dish baking pan with cooking spray. Sprinkle salt and paprika on both sides of chicken and place in baking dish. Cover with foil and bake 45 minutes at 350. While chicken is baking, prepare curry sauce. 

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Melt butter in a skillet and add onions. Sauté. I used both green onions and regular onions because I had some diced green onions in the refrigerator I was trying to use up.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Chop up apples (do not peel). Add apples and curry powder to onion in skillet and sauté. The recipe calls for 2 tablespoons of curry powder but you can increase the amount if you like more. I ran out of regular curry powder and had to use red curry powder which is much stronger and hotter than regular curry powder. If you’re not used to spicy foods you can dial back the amount of curry seasoning.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Stir in a can of cream of mushroom soup. Measure out a soup can of cream. Add cream to apple curry mixture.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Cook sauce a few minutes, then set aside.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Remove chicken from oven after 45 minutes. Drain all the liquid from baking the chicken.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Add the apple curry mixture on top of the chicken. Bake in oven an additional 30 minutes, uncovered.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Serve Chicken Curry over a bed of yellow saffron rice for the best flavor. Spoon as much sauce as you desire over individual servings.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Here’s a serving of the rice and Chicken Curry.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Doesn’t Chicken Curry look yummy?

Here’s the recipe.

CHICKEN CURRY

(Recipe from Shana Williams, when we attended First Baptist Church Indian Rocks, Largo, FL)

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Absolutely scrumptious chicken dinner with a delicately flavored curry cream sauce including apples and onions. Serve over a bed of yellow long grain saffron rice.
Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.
Cuisine Indian
Keyword casserole, chicken, rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Keyword casserole, chicken, rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and paprika.
  2. Place chicken pieces in a 10x14” glass baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake, covered with foil, for 45 minutes at 350°.
  4. Meanwhile, cook onion in butter until transparent.
  5. Add apples and curry powder and cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Then add mushroom soup and cream.
  7. Let cook for a few minutes to thicken and heat through. Set aside.
  8. Remove chicken from oven, drain off any juice from chicken.
  9. Pour sauce over top and bake 30 minutes longer, uncovered, until top is golden.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Prepare yellow rice according to package directions. Serve chicken with curry sauce over top of yellow rice with seasonings.

NOTE: The sauce amount is really enough for about 8 or even 10 chicken breasts. So you can cook more chicken and still have enough sauce for that much chicken, if necessary, without doubling the sauce ingredients. Just cook up more rice packets as needed.

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[b]Chicken Curry[/b]
Recipe Type: Chicken Main Dish
Cuisine: Indian
Author: Teresa Ambra adapted from Shana Williams when we attended First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks, Largo, FL
Prep time:
Cook time:
Total time:
Serves: 6
Absolutely scrumptious chicken dinner with a delicately flavored curry cream sauce including apples and onions. Serve over a bed of yellow long grain saffron rice.
Ingredients
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ stick butter
  • 2 tbsp. curry powder (or more if desired)
  • 2 unpeeled apples, cut fine
  • 1 can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 soup can cream, ½ and ½, milk or evaporated milk (cream or ½ & ½ preferred)
  • 6 chicken breasts
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • 3 or 4 5-oz. Mahatma Yellow Long Grain Rice with Saffron and Seasonings
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and paprika.
  2. Place chicken pieces in a 10×14” glass baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake, covered with foil, for 45 minutes at 350°.
  4. Meanwhile, cook onion in butter until transparent.
  5. Add apples and curry powder and cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Then add mushroom soup and cream.
  7. Let cook for a few minutes to thicken and heat through. Set aside.
  8. Remove chicken from oven, drain off any juice from chicken.
  9. Pour sauce over top and bake 30 minutes longer, uncovered, until top is golden.
Notes
Prepare yellow rice according to package directions. Serve chicken with curry sauce over top of yellow rice with seasonings.[br][br]The sauce amount is really enough for about 8 or even 10 chicken breasts. So you can cook more chicken and still have enough sauce for that much chicken, if necessary, without doubling the sauce ingredients. Just cook up more rice packets as needed.
Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Chicken Curry is a wonderful dish to serve company. It’s elegant, beautiful and so marvelous to the tastebuds. 

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

Each mouthful of Chicken Curry is savory and succulent.

Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.

This delectable meal is sure to please all who enjoy spicy foods.

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Chicken Curry BigOven - Save recipe or add to grocery list Yum
Absolutely scrumptious chicken dinner with a delicately flavored curry cream sauce including apples and onions. Serve over a bed of yellow long grain saffron rice.
Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.
Cuisine Indian
Keyword casserole, chicken, rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Indian
Keyword casserole, chicken, rice
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 75 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Chicken Curry | Can't Stay Out of the Kitchen | one of our favorite #chicken entrees. This one is made with a delicious #curry sauce with #apples & served over saffron-flavored rice. So succulent & amazing.
Instructions
  1. Sprinkle chicken with salt and paprika.
  2. Place chicken pieces in a 10x14” glass baking dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
  3. Bake, covered with foil, for 45 minutes at 350°.
  4. Meanwhile, cook onion in butter until transparent.
  5. Add apples and curry powder and cook for a couple of minutes.
  6. Then add mushroom soup and cream.
  7. Let cook for a few minutes to thicken and heat through. Set aside.
  8. Remove chicken from oven, drain off any juice from chicken.
  9. Pour sauce over top and bake 30 minutes longer, uncovered, until top is golden.
Recipe Notes

NOTE: Prepare yellow rice according to package directions. Serve chicken with curry sauce over top of yellow rice with seasonings.

NOTE: The sauce amount is really enough for about 8 or even 10 chicken breasts. So you can cook more chicken and still have enough sauce for that much chicken, if necessary, without doubling the sauce ingredients. Just cook up more rice packets as needed.

© Can’t Stay Out of the Kitchen

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