Fresh ginger and pungent curry add big flavor to this one-pot meal.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 1996


Recipe Summary

1 hr 20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Soak rice in cold water for 20 minutes. Drain.

  • Meanwhile, heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until browned on all sides, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a plate.

  • Reduce the heat to low, add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and heat until hot. Add onions and cook, stirring, until light golden, 10 to 15 minutes. Stir in garlic, ginger, curry powder, coriander and ground red pepper; cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, about 2 minutes.

  • Increase the heat to medium-high; stir in broth, chickpeas, tomatoes and the soaked and drained rice; bring to a simmer. Nestle the browned chicken pieces in the rice. Cover and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the rice is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed.

  • Remove the chicken pieces and stir peas into the rice. Season with salt and pepper. Set the chicken back on the rice, and sprinkle with cilantro, if using. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; protein 17.8g 36% DV; carbohydrates 40.3g 13% DV; dietary fiber 6.3g 25% DV; sugars 4.6g; fat 6.8g 11% DV; saturated fat 1.4g 7% DV; cholesterol 37.1mg 12% DV; vitamin a iu 899.3IU 18% DV; vitamin c 13.9mg 23% DV; folate 61.4mcg 15% DV; calcium 66.2mg 7% DV; iron 2.8mg 15% DV; magnesium 40.2mg 14% DV; potassium 417.6mg 12% DV; sodium 418.8mg 17% DV; thiamin 0.2mg 15% DV.

Reviews (7)

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7 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
Love this dish best homemade chicken curry! Great curry and ginger flavor. Will definitely make it again. Pros: Flavourful easy to make and all in one dish Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I made double of this and it was great. I followed the recipe- except for the chicken thighs as cubed breastmeat was on sale. I was a little worried about using curry powder as I prefer to use the individual spices and vary each amount but it turned out well. It froze well too. I will make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
The whole family loved this. I left out the hot pepper for the sake of the kids but still delicious. I like that it's a meal in one dish. Will definitely make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
i will make this one of my go to recipies. easy to make and delicious. the only change i made was less cayanne pepper. a keeper. kc yonkers Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This recipe was great! It was so simple and delicious. I will definitely be making this in the future. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
We loved this recipe and meal This recipe filled the house with fragrant curry-smelling aromas. We couldn't wait to eat! The dining of course was the best part. The taste of fresh ginger intermingled with coriander was the perfect blend for the dish. Forwarding this on to my mom who loved it. Definitely one to share. (only thing I omitted was the chickpeas - personal preference - don't generally care for them) Peach chutney a lovely accompaniment for the chicken. Pros: Fragrant delicious easy to make curry Read More
Rating: 2 stars
Not really worth repeating but okay This dish was more or less a disappointment for us. For all of the spices and freshly chopped things it contains it came up lacking in the flavor department (at least if you follow the recipe). Even though I added a tiny bit of salt and pepper to the chicken itself (the recipe doesn't have you season it) the chicken bland although moist; the curry flavors did not infuse the chicken pieces. I think the dish needs a sauce or something too because the rice mixture just turns out kinda dry and lumpy with no real vehicle to carry the usually potent spice flavors. If not for the cayenne this would have been completely bland. It is colorful though. I think I would have preferred this to be a spicy curry in lite coconut milk served over plan rice. Pros: Easy Cons: Lots of prep bland Read More