Chicken Curry Casserole USDA Recipe for Family Child Care

Age Group: Ages 3-5
Serving Size: 6
In this traditional, spiced Indian dish, tender chicken strips, fresh carrots, diced celery, and brown rice are tossed in a creamy curry sauce and baked until golden.
¾ cup provides 1¼ oz equivalent meat/meat alternate, ¼ cup vegetable, and ¾ oz equivalent grains.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes


  • Preheat oven to 400 °F.
  • Combine brown rice and 2½ cups water in large pot and bring to a boil. Turn heat down to low. Cover and cook until water is absorbed, about 30-40 minutes. Fluff with a fork. Set aside. A rice cooker may be used with the same quantity of brown rice and water
  • In a large pan, heat canola oil and chicken broth over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add celery, onions, and carrots. Cook an additional 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine curry powder, garlic powder, pepper, salt, and yogurt. Add vegetables, brown rice, and chicken. Mix well.
  • Pour mixture into a 9” x 9” nonstick baking pan. Bake uncovered at 400 °F for 15 minutes. Heat to an internal temperature of 165 °F or higher for at least 15 seconds (use a food thermometer to check the internal temperature). Serve hot.


Nutrition Facts
Chicken Curry Casserole USDA Recipe for Family Child Care
Amount Per Serving 0 ¾ cup
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 564mg25%
Total Carbohydrate 26g9%
Dietary Fiber 3g13%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 3162IU63%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 65mg7%
Iron 1mg6%
*Marketing Guide
Yield / Volume