Creamy Chicken Curry - Delicious Decisions

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This intricately flavored dish brings the warmth and intensity of Indian cuisine to your table. Serve over basmati rice so you can savor all the deep orange sauce, speckled with vibrant green cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

Creamy Chicken Curry - Delicious Decisions


208 Per Serving


21g Per Serving


2g Per Serving
Calories 208
Total Fat 7.0 g
Saturated Fat 1.0 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 3.5 g
Cholesterol 55 mg
Sodium 335 mg
Total Carbohydrate 16 g
Dietary Fiber 2 g
Sugars 8 g
Protein 21 g

Dietary Exchanges
2 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 2 1/2 lean meat


Servings  6  

  • 2 Tbsp canola or corn oil
  • 1 medium onion (finely chopped)
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 6 oz canned, no-salt-added tomato paste
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts (all visible fat discarded, cut into bite-size pieces)
  • 1 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 medium fresh jalapeño (seeds and ribs discarded, chopped)
  • 1 Tbsp minced, peeled gingerroot
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp garam masala (optional)


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  1. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat, swirling to coat the bottom. Cook the onion for about 3 minutes, or until soft, stirring frequently.
  2. Stir in the garlic powder. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Stir in the tomato paste, cumin, coriander, turmeric, and cayenne. Cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the chicken, sour cream, and salt. If the mixture seems dry, gradually stir in a little water as needed. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Stir in the jalapeño and gingerroot. Cook for 10 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  6. Just before serving, sprinkle with the cilantro and garam masala.

Cooking Tip: Dry-roasted spices are ground together to make the distinctive blend known as garam masala. It may include 10 to 12 different spices, such as cumin, coriander, cloves, cardamom, black pepper, and mace, and is usually added to food near the end of cooking or right before the dish is served to enhance the complexity of flavor.

Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook

Healthy Fats, Low-Cholesterol Cookbook

The cookbook offers more than 200 dishes, which range from snacks to desserts. It also includes the American Heart Association’s healthy lifestyle recommendations and strategies on healthy shopping, cooking, and dining out. You’ll also find information on heart disease and stroke, including their risk factors and warning signs.

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This recipe is reprinted from AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION HEALTHY FATS, LOW-CHOLESTEROL COOKBOOK, Fifth Edition. Copyright ©2015 by American Heart Association. Cover photo by Lucy Schaeffer. Published by Harmony Books, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC. Available from booksellers everywhere.