Grandma Sara’s Chicken Curry

  • Prep 30 mins
  • Total 1h 15 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 8

This delicious Chicken Curry is the ultimate comfort food! Fragrant and savory curried chicken served with rice and sweet and savory toppings.


  • Contains Wheat

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Wheat

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  • 4 chicken breasts (4-6 ounces each)
  • 8 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups finely chopped celery
  • 1 medium red onion, peeled, chopped
  • 6 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 4 cups cooked basmati rice

TOPPINGS (optional)

  • Hard boiled egg
  • Diced tomato
  • Bacon bits
  • Mango chutney
  • Diced fresh mango
  • Diced apple
  • Diced banana
  • Raisins
  • Sprinkle of coffee grounds
  • Shredded coconut


  • Step 1

    Place the Ninja™ Foodi™ NeverStick® 6.5-Quart Stock Pot over high heat. Add the water and salt and bring to a boil. Add the chicken and reduce heat to medium. Cook for 30 minutes, until chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.

  • Step 2

    When chicken is cooked, use tongs to carefully remove the chicken from pot and transfer to a plate or cutting board.

  • Step 3

    Use two forks to shred the chicken, then set aside. Transfer the liquid from the pot to a large bowl and set aside.

  • Step 4

    In a small bowl, add the flour and curry powder and mix until evenly combined.

  • Step 5

    Return the pot to medium heat and add the onions, celery, and butter. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables soften. Add the reserved liquid and prepared curry mixture and mix until evenly combined. Add the shredded chicken and simmer the mixture for 10 minutes, until thickened.

  • Step 6

    When cooking is complete, serve the chicken curry over a spoonful of rice and desired toppings.