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Curry Chicken

Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken - Coconut milk, simmered into a complex curry with tomatoes, then served with seared chicken over brown rice for one scrumptious curry chicken.

One of James' favorite types of food is Indian, and it's apparently one of Bobert's favorites too! I don't think I've ever seen anyone so gleeful the first time we took him to an Indian buffet. However, I'm afraid of cooking Indian. All the seasonings and spices just intimidate me!

Since we'd recently gotten some curry powder, I thought maybe it was time to tackle making Indian food at home! The curry powder really helped simplify things. Instead of having to perfectly blend together a laundry list of spices and seasonings, you've got it all simplified into one powder. Now, I'm all about using individual seasonings and making your own blends, but buying a pre-made mix is sometimes where we need to start. :) I know I certainly wouldn't have made this scrumptious curry chicken if I had to make my own curry powder first!

Do you prefer making your own seasoning blends or buying pre-made ones?


Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken - Coconut milk, simmered into a complex curry with tomatoes, then served with seared chicken over brown rice for one scrumptious curry chicken.

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Coconut milk, simmered into a complex curry with tomatoes, then served with seared chicken over brown rice for one scrumptious curry chicken.

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Yield: 4 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
531 grams 18.75 ounces 4 chicken thighs, with skin
180 grams 6.375 ounces 3/4 cup brown rice, uncooked
210 grams 7.375 ounces 1 cup 1 can tomato sauce
392 grams 13.875 ounces 13.5 ounces 1 can coconut milk
150 grams 5.3 ounces 1 container plain yogurt I'd recommend using something thicker, like Greek yogurt.
4 teaspoons 4 cloves garlic, minced
115 grams 4.125 ounces spinach
1 bunch mint
1 bunch cilantro
1 tablespoon 1 1-inch piece ginger, gratedv
2 tablespoons curry powder


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken Step 2 - Add 1.5 cups of water to rice, and boil. Once boiling, cover, and then simmer until liquid absorbed and rice tender. Remove from heat. (Or use a rice cooker.) 2. Add 1.5 cups of water to rice, and boil. Once boiling, cover, and then simmer until liquid absorbed and rice tender. Remove from heat. (Or use a rice cooker.)
Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken Step 3 - Meanwhile, chop mint leaves and combine with yogurt. 3. Meanwhile, chop mint leaves and combine with yogurt.
Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken Step 4 - Heat a bit of oil in a pan, and cook chicken, skin side down. Top with a quarter of the curry powder. Drain drippings after skin side browned, about 7 minutes. 4. Heat a bit of oil in a pan, and cook chicken, skin side down. Top with a quarter of the curry powder. Drain drippings after skin side browned, about 7 minutes.
Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken Step 5 - Flip chicken, and add garlic, ginger, remaining curry powder, tomato sauce, and coconut milk. Simmer until cooked through, stirring occasionally, until chicken cooked and liquid thickened. 5. Flip chicken, and add garlic, ginger, remaining curry powder, tomato sauce, and coconut milk. Simmer until cooked through, stirring occasionally, until chicken cooked and liquid thickened.
Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken Step 6 - Once chicken is cooked, remove from heat and toss in spinach, wilting it. Serve over rice. 6. Once chicken is cooked, remove from heat and toss in spinach, wilting it. Serve over rice.

Morsels of Life - Curry Chicken - Coconut milk, simmered into a complex curry with tomatoes, then served with seared chicken over brown rice for one scrumptious curry chicken.

10 comments:

  1. How delicious sounding! I love curries and don't make nearly enough variety when it comes to them. I'll have to give this a try!

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  2. Haha - I'm the same way. I'll switch up the curry blend and amounts of various ingredients, but that's about as variety as I have these days. :)

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  3. I like making chicken curry. I like the combination of spices & Spinach for this dish. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend.

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  4. I hope you enjoy it - we certainly did! I liked adding a bit of spinach to get a few more greens in. :)

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  5. I love your detailed and illustrated instructions. Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" linky!

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  6. Thanks for stopping by! I know sometimes it's just easier to see what someone means when you can see it in an image. :)

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  7. This looks super delicious!! :)

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  8. Try it and see how delicious it is for yourself! :)

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  9. I like to make my own spice blends sometimes but I definitely rely on the pre made ones too, especially when it comes to curry. I love a good curry and this looks fabulous! Thanks for sharing at What'd You Do This Weekend?!

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  10. Thanks for stopping by and glad you like it! I like to make my own spice blends, but curry's one I rely on pre-made. There's just too many things in a curry I don't use often enough. :)

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