Calories of Chicken Curry & Boiled Rice

Chicken curry with rice
Chicken curry with a side of rice. (Image: sarymsakov/iStock/Getty Images)

Chicken curry is a fragrant, heavily spiced dish native to Southeast Asia. Chicken curry tends to be high in calories, and is best enjoyed in smaller portions.

How It's Made

Chicken curry is made by searing and then slow-cooking chicken in curry sauce. Curry sauce typically contains curry paste or curry powder, garlic, lemon or lime juice, sugar, and soy or fish sauce. It can be made using water, broth or coconut milk. White rice is commonly served as a side dish.

Curry Calories

According to Allrecipes.com, chicken curry made with 3 small onions, 5 tbsp. of curry powder, 2 tbsp. of olive oil, 1 cup of yogurt, 1 cup coconut milk, 1 cup of milk, 2 large potatoes, and 1 whole 4-lb. chicken serves eight and contains 715 calories per serving.

Rice Calories

One 1/2-cup serving of boiled long-grain rice contains will add 103 calories your chicken curry, according to the USDA.

Healthy Options

Omitting potatoes will cut 65 calories from each serving, and omitting coconut milk will cut 55 calories. You can also lower calories by using skinless white meat rather than a whole chicken.

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