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Curried Chicken Skillet With Cauliflower & Rice

You need just 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is super filling, super flavorful, and naturally gluten free! Try this chicken curry with cauliflower & rice the next time you want to shake up your weeknight dinner routine.

How about an all-in-one Curried Chicken Skillet With Cauliflower & Rice today? There’s nothing like a one-pot meal for an easy (and flavor-packed!) weeknight dinner, and this chicken curry really hits the spot on a chilly evening. Change up your normal weeknight meal routine!

You need just 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is super filling, super flavorful, and naturally gluten free! Try this chicken curry with cauliflower & rice the next time you want to shake up your weeknight dinner routine.

In grand Sunday Scratchups style (your weekly recipe from scratch around grocery sales and affordable ingredients), boneless skinless chicken breast and cauliflower are both going on sale at ALDI this week — and this easy curried chicken & cauliflower is a great dish to try out when cauliflower is seasonally on sale.

Curried Chicken Skillet With Cauliflower & Rice

You need just 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is super filling, super flavorful, and naturally gluten free! Try this chicken curry with cauliflower & rice the next time you want to shake up your weeknight dinner routine.

Ingredients

– for the chicken & cauliflower

1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
Black pepper, to taste
Sea salt, to taste
2 Tbsp olive oil
1/2 medium head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
1/2 a medium yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp curry powder
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp turmeric
1 tsp smoked paprika
1/2 tsp cayenne (omit or cut down if you’re sensitive to heat)
1/2 tsp cinnamon

– for the rice

1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
2.5 cups chicken broth
1 cup plain Greek yogurt (preferably full-fat whole milk yogurt)
Juice of 1/4 a lemon
Green onion, parsley, or cilantro to taste (chop for garnish)

Directions

Season chicken on both sides with sea salt & pepper, then chop it into bite-sized pieces.

You need just 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is super filling, super flavorful, and naturally gluten free! Try this chicken curry with cauliflower & rice the next time you want to shake up your weeknight dinner routine.

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chicken, onion, garlic, and cauliflower, then saute for about five minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spices and saute for another two minutes.

You need just 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is super filling, super flavorful, and naturally gluten free! Try this chicken curry with cauliflower & rice the next time you want to shake up your weeknight dinner routine.

Stir in rice and broth and bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the yogurt. (Note: Full fat yogurt is less likely to curdle and adds extra creaminess here; but if you can only find low fat it’s fine, and still tasty even with a little curdling — mine did a little; still good. 🙂 )

Cover the skillet with a tightly fitting lid and let everything simmer over medium-low heat for 25 minutes, or until rice is done and has absorbed most of the liquid.

Remove skillet from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Replace lid and let chicken curry sit covered for 5 more minutes to thicken up (it will still be goopy; you want some sauce in the mix here), then serve your chicken cauliflower curry skillet topped with chopped green onion, parsley, or cilantro.

Note: This was tasty as written, but next time I’d probably add in a little ginger as well — I just didn’t think of it at the time. As written, this recipe also has a slight crunch to the cauliflower — so, if you like yours soft, either cut it into smaller pieces so it cooks more quickly, or pre-cook slightly.

45 minutes ’til dinner!

You need just 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is super filling, super flavorful, and naturally gluten free! Try this chicken curry with cauliflower & rice the next time you want to shake up your weeknight dinner routine.

You just need 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is both super filling and super flavorful. I served ours with naan because I found a pack on half off clearance at ALDI, but the rice makes this one pot curry filling enough by itself — And, if you don’t serve yours with naan, the curried chicken itself is naturally gluten free. So good, and the leftovers make a great lunch the next day, too.

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Curried Chicken Skillet With Cauliflower & Rice

You just need 45 minutes to make this shortcut curried chicken skillet recipe, which is both super filling and super flavorful.
Course dinner
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

- for the chicken & cauliflower

  • 1.5 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Black pepper to taste
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 medium head of cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets
  • 1/2 a medium yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne (omit or cut down if you're sensitive to heat)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

- for the rice

  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 2.5 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt (preferably full-fat whole milk yogurt)
  • Juice of 1/4 a lemon
  • Green onion, parsley, or cilantro to taste (chop for garnish)

Instructions

  • Season chicken on both sides with sea salt & pepper, then chop it into bite-sized pieces.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add chicken, onion, garlic, and cauliflower, then saute for about five minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in spices and saute for another two minutes.
  • Stir in rice and broth and bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the yogurt. (Note: Full fat yogurt is less likely to curdle and adds extra creaminess here; but if you can only find low fat it's fine, and still tasty even with a little curdling -- mine did a little, still good 😉 )
  • Cover the skillet with a tightly fitting lid and let everything simmer over medium-low heat for 25 minutes, or until rice is done and has absorbed most of the liquid.
  • Remove skillet from heat and stir in the lemon juice. Replace lid and let chicken curry sit covered for 5 more minutes to thicken up (it will still be goopy; you want some sauce in the mix here), then serve your chicken cauliflower curry skillet topped with chopped green onion, parsley, or cilantro.

Notes

This was tasty as written, but next time I'd probably add in a little ginger as well -- I just didn't think of it at the time. As written, this recipe also has a slight crunch to the cauliflower -- so, if you like yours soft, either cut it into smaller pieces so it cooks more quickly, or pre-cook slightly.

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Gilbert Gravelle

Tuesday 9th of June 2020

The best ! Heat score! Followed recipe and it was great! Small change used sour cream at the end and green onions. It was really good

Ashley

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

Could I use a dutch oven instead of a skillet?

Heather Cook

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

I cooked mine in a Dutch Oven on the stove top! I use it for basically everything.

rachel

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

I've never tried -- I'm not sure if it would come out quite the same, and I'd definitely check to make sure that the chicken is cooked all the way through at the end if you decide to give that a try.

Jessica

Sunday 1st of July 2018

Would this meal freeze well?

rachel

Monday 2nd of July 2018

I haven't tried. I should think so but it might get grainier on defrosting because of the yogurt in there. Let us know if you try it!

Jessica

Monday 25th of June 2018

Is this spicy as written if I omit the cayenne pepper? I am sensitive to spice so was not sure if the curry powder amount makes the dish spicy or not? Thanks!

rachel

Monday 25th of June 2018

Both the curry and the cayenne add heat, but the cayenne is much spicier. It will be fairly mild if you omit cayenne. :)

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