Easy and Clean Chicken Curry

More stories of Happy Tummies thanks to yesterday’s food run

I had some delicious curry at a potluck over a month ago and have been wanting to make some ever since.  Curry is a little hit-or-miss with me.  I tried it for the first time on a sailboat in Australia and loved it, had it again back in the states and was not a fan, and then found myself going back for curry seconds at the potluck.  The thing about it is that there are a few different kinds of curry and since I don’t totally understand the difference, I get myself into trouble.  Traditionally, I am not a fan of creamy textures (ie sour cream or mayo).  However, with thoughts of Indian goodness in my mind, I set out to find a curry and accidently had ingredient blinders on when I found this easy and healthy looking recipe on the Eat Clean Diet website.  It’s a good thing that I did, because I really impressed the BOY and it’s good for me to step out of my comfort zone once in awhile.

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I picked up some fresh ginger at the grocery store.  I have never used the fresh kind before, so I had my dried seasoning on standby.  I ended up using my peeler on the outside of the ginger and then grading it into a bowl.  Not sure if that is the right way to do it, but it seemed to work.  I sliced up my onion and added all of my seasonings.

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Then added the cubed chicken breasts.  Unfortunately, I started in a sauté pan and quickly realized that I needed more space.  I switched into a large sauce pan/Dutch oven after adding the chicken.

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I wanted to add chickpeas to the recipe, so I added in 1 can, rinsed and drained.  Feel free to toss in some peas, carrots, celery, or any other ‘curry-ish’ addition.  I would guess that shrimp would be delicious in this recipe as well!

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Next step is to add in the coconut milk and Greek yogurt. I must say that when I make this again (I definitely will) that I would probably add less yogurt.  But probably has more to do with my texture issues.

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The BOY came home with about 10 minutes to go anxious for dinner and pleasantly surprised to walk into an aroma filled kitchen.  I picked up some pita and rice for him to eat with his curry.  He barely waited for me to turn off the heat before he dug right in.  Just a heads up, the curry will thicken if you let it sit for about 10 minutes.  I tried to snap some pictures, but the plate was moving fast as he piled it with food and there was a lot of steam.

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I was a little hesitant when I saw the finished product, but decided to try the dish without the extra sauce.  I ate my curry over wheatberries and loved their nutty taste combined with the strong curry flavor.  I also had a side of green beans (not pictured). I was thrilled with how good my curry turned out and impressed with myself for trying something new.  I was even more impressed that my first curry was a success!

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The BOY claimed the curry ‘one of my best’ dinners and suggested that he get a blog page for his favorites.  He wants it to be called…The BOY’S MAN’S Make Again List.  (He was not a fan of the BOY nickname, so I suggested he post that on the comments page).  He named the curry the first dish on his list of dinners.  Since he is a foodie, he feels his recommendation will have some ‘weight’.  However, since he is not a fan of healthy or vegetarian dishes, it could be a short list.

You can find the original curry recipe RIGHT HERE.  It is perfect for a quick and easy dinner and may even work in the crockpot.  I will have to try that!

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