May 25, 2012

Foodie Friday: Chicken Curry

Growing up Indian food was never in my diet. In fact, I'd never tried a curry until I was well into college and once i did it was love at first bite! I can't say that I'm an adventurous Indian food eater but I am a curry lover! I learned a simple chicken curry recipe that I've been perfecting making for a couple years now. It's a great comfort food and I've made it for friends when they needed a home-cooked meal (it's a good departure from the traditional lasagna).

I always enjoy this and I hope you will too!

1 Tbsp canola oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast cut into 1 inch cubes
1 medium onion, sliced
2 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
2 1/2 Tbsps tomato paste
1 can (14oz) coconut milk*
1 cup chopped tomatoes
3 cups fresh baby spinach
1 1/2 cups cooked rice

Preparation Instructions:

Heat the canola oil. Coat the chicken with curry, salt and pepper and then add the chicken and onions to the hot oil. Stir occasionally until the chicken is fully cooked.

Add the coconut milk and tomato paste.

Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer (uncovered) for 5 minutes or until the sauce is thickened.

Add the spinach and tomatoes and cook an additional 2-3 minutes, until the spinach has wilted.

Serve over rice.

*I've tried this recipe many times and after many successes and some failures I've found that you should not use the light version of the coconut milk for this recipe. It makes the curry too watery.

Also, with coconut milk you should open the can from the bottom (weird, I know).

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  1. This looks so good. We just had Indian food for dinner (we pretty much go out for indian food every Friday) husband would worship me if I learned how to make something like this. So, I'll just pretend like I didn't see it, because I really hate cooking ;)


    1. Allison, if you and your husband love Indian food maybe you can save this recipe for a birthday or anniversary treat. Then you can knock the socks of your husband for being such a domestic-diva!

  2. I love the photos! The food looks to die for! What a great post

    love from Canada,

    Northern Style Exposure

    1. Kira, thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you visit Everyday Thoughts again. I just checked out (and became a follower of) your blog and it is amazing! I love the post about "Ray of Light." I adore neon! Thanks again for checking out my blog.


  3. Amazing pics!!!


    1. Estilo, thanks so much for your comment. Please be sure to come back again for more recipes. I started following your blog and I can't wait to be inspired by your style!


  4. I love coconut based curries! Shamefully, even being from India - I have still to master chicken curry:-) LOL! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
    Style-Delights Blog

    1. Jyoti, thanks so much for visiting "Everyday Thoughts." I have another curry recipe (with a twist) that I'm perfecting and hoping to post in the next couple weeks, I hope you'll be back to check it out. In the meantime, I'm now a follower of style-delights. Thanks for all the great posts!