Curried Chicken

curried chicken
Photo: José Manuel Picayo Rivera
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

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.


  • 1 small red onion, cut into ½-inch chunks (1 cup)

  • 1 green apple, quartered, cored, and cut into 1-inch chunks (1 ¼ 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

  • ¼ cup low-fat plain yogurt

  • ¼ 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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