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Curried Chicken


Chicken breasts stay moist when cooked in the microwave on a bed of onion and apple. Ketchup, curry powder, and yogurt make a sweet, mildly spicy, and creamy sauce.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, June 2006


  • 1 small red onion, cut into 1/2-inch chunks (1 cup)
  • 1 green apple, quartered, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks (1 1/4 cups)
  • 2 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, about 6 ounces each
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro


  1. In a 2-quart microwave-safe dish with lid, stir together onion, apple, garlic, ketchup, and curry powder. Add 1/4 cup water. Season with salt and pepper; stir to combine.

  2. Add chicken; season with salt and pepper. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes. Turn chicken pieces over. Cover and microwave on high for 5 minutes longer or until chicken is opaque throughout. Lift chicken from dish, and divide among four serving plates.

  3. Stir yogurt into onion-apple mixture in dish; spoon sauce over chicken, and sprinkle cilantro over each plate. Serve with rice or noodles, if desired.

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  • ri_mur
    10 FEB, 2014
    Re: CAS_Smith The image used for this recipe is not of the actual recipe. It's for a slow-cooker thai Chicken Curry that is also on Martha's website - which I make frequently and is pretty delicious, with a few adjustments (adding some spicy green chiles and additional garlic/ginger). The round things are green peas.
  • MS10851005
    1 APR, 2010
    What are the little round green things in the pictures? They look like peas. capers or soy beans, anyone know?
  • nana1301
    23 JAN, 2009
    Another thing: took 20 minutes in the microwave to be completely cooked, turning over the breasts every 5 minutes. To have them in 10, I think you should slice the chicken breasts before cooking them. This could be another nice way to serving them.
  • nana1301
    22 JAN, 2009
    Delicious!! what I added and it is not in the recipe but you could see in the plate photo are caju nuts. At the end, along with the plain yogurt. Nice touch!