Simple Supper Friday: Chicken Curry (in a hurry!)

Chicken curry

Dinner was a bit on the later side this evening, as I was out at an employee appreciation event on Jesse’s behalf for Fulcrum Fitness, where he currently serves as the fitness director. We got home well past our regular dinnertime, so I really had to whip something up on the fly. I knew we had plenty of veggies in the fridge and some chicken breasts, so I turned to an old favorite and always satisfying, chicken curry. As long as there’s curry paste, coconut milk, protein and veggies, this can be created in the blink of an eye!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small head of broccoli, chopped (probably about 1.5 cups)
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Thai red curry paste (or more if you like it spicier)
  • 1 8.5 oz box Aroy-D coconut milk (or 1/2 – 2/3 of 14 oz can)
Directions:
  1. Melt coconut oil in a pan and add onion. Let sauté for a few minutes over medium heat.
  2. Add chicken breast pieces and sauté about 5 minutes more.
  3. Add coconut milk and curry paste. Stir well to make sure curry paste breaks down and mixes into the milk.
  4. Add broccoli and carrots, and mix well.
  5. Bring to a simmer, then reduce heat to medium-low and cover. Let simmer for about 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  6. BAM dinner is done! Serve and eat. Yields 2-3 servings.
Chicken curry

Chicken curry bite

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3 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Chicken Curry (in a hurry!)

  1. Jill December 26, 2012 / 5:56 am

    Would this be an okay for someone like me? Weak digestion and scared to try new things? Could the curry paste be just “curry powder” and would it be about a 1-cup per serving? Are the chicken breasts cooked or not cooked before hand? Just wondering if raw chicken can be sauteed in only 5 mins…or boil beforehand?
    I was going to make your chicken soup but would like a recipe with only 4-6 servings (or less ….4 would be good or even just 2) and just chicken and nothing complicated…but still filling and good. Would the soup pair with anything or just eat on own? Thanks , sorry to be a pest.

    Also, I’m running out of ideas for banana…I’ve made some muffins and a banana bread…I have 3-4 rotten bananas there…anyother recipes you know of? Or a crustless EASY and quick , HEalhty pumpkin pie?

    Oh, and I can only find lite coconut milk…could a chicken curry recipe needing full fat still work with lite? Thanks.

  2. paleoinpdx December 26, 2012 / 8:48 am

    Why wouldn’t it be okay? This recipe is very basic. You can use curry powder, but it is not the same as curry paste. Curry paste has ginger, kaffir lime leaves and other goodness ground into it. The chicken is in cubes, so it’s mostly done in 5 minutes and then continues cooking while everything simmers together. No, do not boil the chicken beforehand!

    Yes, make the soup … it’s so good! Just scale the recipe back a bit — it doesn’t have to be perfect. Experiment with what tastes good and if it makes extra, just freeze it for later. It’s great to have on hand.

    I know of many great banana and pumpkin recipes out there! I recommend Googling paleo banana recipes and paleo pumpkin pie. You’ll find a lot!

    Yes, lite coconut milk is fine if that’s all you have. It won’t be as rich and creamy as with full fat, but it’ll still work and taste delicious.

    Good luck, Jill! One piece of advice, don’t worry so much 😉 Just experiment and have fun!

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