Thursday, April 29, 2010

Quick Chicken Curry

I found this recipe at Epicurious, so I can't take credit for it but I did make some changes.

It was my first time making a curry dish at home & it was goooood!

- Take 2 Tbsp of a curry paste, I used Pataks, 1/4 cup white wine, 2 inches peeled/grated ginger root, 2 tsp ground cumin, 2 tsp ground cardamom, & blend it all up together. I used my Ninja, but you can just use a fork or whisk, but mix well!!

- Chop up 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts into bout 1" pieces. Throw the chicken & your just made curry sauce in a bowl. Toss it all around to coat the chicken pieces.

- Put a Tbsp of olive oil in a skillet, turn the heat up high, put the chicken & all the curry in the pan. Add 2 dashes of salt & pepper. Cook til the chicken has cooked through, bout 8 minutes.

- Take the chicken out of the skillet & set aside.

- Throw about 2 small chopped onions in the skillet. Add a dab (1/4 cup) of water, and stir it all around to pick up whatever goodies that was left from the chicken fry. Once the onions start going clear, put in one 6oz can of tomato sauce. Maybe its 4? Whatever that lil can is. They used diced tomatoes, and we didnt like it. But the sauce would have worked. Bring all this to a high simmer.

- Throw the chicken in the skillet, and stir all round. Let all the stuff marry in a low simmer for a smidgen, add water if you want to thin it a bit.

- Serve over jasmine rice and top with fresh chopped cilantro!

My next try will be to cut out the paste & make my own "paste". See ya!

(iphone post)


  1. Want and even easier recipe if your in the mood for curry?
    1 lb ground beef
    1 package of Pioneer Country gravy mix
    1 tbsp of yellow Curry powder (I use MUch, much more because I like the curry to be strong, so you can actually add to taste)
    White Rice
    1/2 cup raisins (optional)

    Brown your beef.
    Prepare your gravy
    Mix Curry powder in gravy
    Stir Burger and gravy together
    Add raisins if you like
    Server over rice.

    You can use chicken as well, but I prefer beef when I just want something quick and don't want to drag out the ginger, coconut milk, and all the other stuff.
    In Meijers they have an Organic Spice line, and I really like the yellow Curry powder they make, not crazy about the pastes.
    Never tried a curry recipe with tomato in it, will have to give yours a try! Thanks for the recipe!

  2. That sounds good :) Ed is adamant about having some red meat in the diet fairly often, so that would work good. But Gravy mix & curry? Hmmm, we'll see how that looks :) Oh and we didn't care for the diced tomatoes, but I think tomato sauce would help cut the paste some. I think patak's was red curry - which I LOVE. Yellow curry is cool too. Ed probably likes that better.