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Recipe Share: Coconut Chicken Curry



Recently I stretched my foodie limits to include Indian cuisine.

Okay so I made a pot of soup.


But really, the main fare in this household are things we know and love, like imitation Chipotle-style rice bowls, raw summer meals, and of course corn bread salad. Our community group eats a pot-luck style meal every other week together and we try to have a cohesive theme. Enter Indian.
I should note, also, that just about everyone else in our group are foodies, too. Either they love to cook or they love to eat well or both. I needed something easy and healthy to put on my repertoire. My friend R's pinterest board included a title of 3 things I like: Coconut.Chicken.Curry.(soup...okay four). I went to the site it was originally snagged from, Cooking for Seven, and made it for our guests. Here's the recipe, and as usual, I did not follow it well. If you want the original, click on the last link. My differences: more onion, more curry, add garlic, butter instead of oil.

Ingredients:
  • butter, 4 tbsp
  • 3 chicken breasts, cut into tiny pieces
  • 2 yellow onions , chopped
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp curry
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded/minced
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 small green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 c chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 c coconut flakes
  • 2 c cooked jasmine rice (optional)
Instructions:
1) Cook chicken in butter with onions, garlic, ginger, salt & pep to taste
2) Add broth, milk, curry, jalapeno. Bring to boil, then turn down to a simmer over med. heat. Add bell pepper, and cilantro. Simmer for a couple of minutes.
3)Spoon into bowls over cooked rice, add coconut to top for garnish and eat.

This was probably a 'safe' way to go with trying Indian, since I thought it was a bit bland, but still good enough and of course with the rice; satisfying. If you're expecting a lot of hot spicy-ness, look elsewhere, as this is a mild soup. I think my kids liked it. I think if I made this again, I'd half everything, take out the chicken, and mix it with the rice as a rice side-dish.

Comments

barefoot mama said…
yummy! i think i may have to try this!

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