Ellen Hanson’s Chicken Curry

Makes 5 to 6 servings


1 whole rotisserie chicken with no extra flavorings
1 medium yellow onion, peeled and cubed
1 apple, peeled and cubed
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, finely chopped
2 teaspoons curry powder
17 ounces zero-fat Greek yogurt, strained
pinch Kosher salt
1 pinch freshly cracked pepper


1. In a large saucepan add the vegetable oil and warm over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Add the onion and apple and saute until soft, but not mushy. Add the minced garlic and finely chopped ginger and saute for another minute until fragrant.

2. Sprinkle the curry powder over the mixture in the saucepan and toss with a wooden spoon to coat all of the ingredients thoroughly. Then, turn off the heat and use a spatula to carefully fold in the yogurt, and salt and pepper to taste. *At this point the mixture can rest for a bit before resuming cooking at dinnertime.

3. Remove the meat from the rostisserie chicken and cut it into bite-size chunks. Right before you are ready to eat, fold the chicken into the yogurt mixture. Then, very carefully, turn the heat on low and warm the mixture through, but don’t let the yogurt curdle.

4. Serve with rice and condiments (see below).

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

I love Ellen’s note about the condiments she enjoyed most growing up: chopped peanuts, coconut, cilantro and raisins. Passing these around in bowls for everyone to add to their dish is a wonderful way for everyone to customize their meal. It’s also a great way to introduce kids to new flavors.

Naptime Stopwatch

20 minutes on the stovetop

Naptime Reviews

Recipes that are passed down tend to speak for themselves. I love that she and her sister are still making this for their loved ones, it proves that the best recipes truly stand the test of time.

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