Good Evening Friends!
Tonight we’re discussing chicken curry! Why? Because it’s amazing to kick the common cold. It has turmeric, ginger, garlic, and onion, all things that attack a cold and boosts your immune system. Now, I remember years ago that I was incredibly intimidated by curry. I thought that I had to use a pre-made sauce from a bottle or jar to get the “perfect blend” of spices. But I’ll let you in on a little secret: curry is one of those dishes that is very flexible. If you want to add more spice, ramp up the curry powder and chili powder. If you want to tone it down, scale down your spices and go heavier on chicken broth. Messed up and made it too spicy? Add in more coconut milk! In short, it’s super simple to make and delicious to enjoy this time of year…. or any time of the year, really. 🙂
Okay, now let’s dive in!
Chicken Curry in 6 Easy Steps!
Step 1: Grab 2 pounds of chicken. Yes, you can totally pull it straight from the freezer. I use drumsticks because it’s cheap! Bone-in chicken is totally fine to use.
Step 2: Grab any vegetables you have on hand. Want to use up frozen veggies? That’ll work! Have organic fresh kale on hand? Toss it in! Here I used frozen veggies along with 1 onion, several Yukon gold potatoes, and some kale that was dying in my fridge.
Step 3: Gather your spices and coconut milk. You’ll want: 1 can of coconut milk, minced garlic (1 tbsp.), minced ginger (1 tsp.), fish sauce (1 tsp.), ground turmeric (1 tbsp.), curry powder (1 tbsp.), ground cumin (1 tsp.), garam masala (1 tsp.), sriracha (1 tsp.) and chicken bouillon (1 tbsp.).
Step 4: Toss your chicken into the pot followed by your vegetables. Cover with 8 cups of water and all of your spices EXCEPT the coconut milk– that goes in right at the end. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer. Cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes or until your chicken is tender and falling off of the bone and your vegetables are tender.
Step 5: 15 minutes before your timer is up on the 1 hour and 30 minutes, toss in the can of coconut milk. Mix through and continue to simmer for 15-20 minutes. It will thicken and turn absolutely delish!
Step 6: Serve hot with a pot of rice or noodles on the side. Enjoy!!