Chicken Curry My Way (and the way the kiddos will eat it)


How ya doing?


Well today, I am going to try to talk you into trying curry for family dinner.

Ha, wait did you already click off my blog?

No really, I want to try to talk you into trying something new. Curry is a strong flavor, curry can be spicy and curry can be too strong. I do like those types of curries. But my kids do not, so this is Chicken Curry MY WAY (and the way my kiddos will eat it). The two key ingredients are the yogurt and the coconut milk.  They soften it up and make it sweeter so the kids love it.

Chicken Curry My Way (and the way the kiddos will eat it)


2 lbs of Chicken breast
1 Tablespoon of finely grated fresh ginger
3 cloves of garlic, minced
3/4 cup of plain yogurt
1 red chilli, minced
2 finely chopped onions
1 Tablespoon vegetable  oil
1 tbsp ground coriander, 1 tsp turmeric and 1 tsp garam masala OR a couple of tablespoons of your favorite canned curry seasoning (I usually have to do the second option)
Ground black pepper & salt
1 can of coconut milk
Slivered almonds for topping (optional)
Basmati Rice (we’ll talk about that later in the post)


1. DO THIS THE NIGHT OR DAY BEFORE YOU COOK THIS! Cut the chicken breasts into bite sized chunks
2. Mix the chicken with the ginger, garlic and yogurt. Cover and marinate in the fridge overnight.

3. Blend the red chili, onions and a bit of water in the blender until smooth.
4. Heat the oil in the pan and add the red chili, onion & water mix. Let cook down a bit (like 5-7 minutes)
5. Then add the ground coriander, ground black pepper, turmeric and garam masala OR your favorite curry mix and let cook for 3 minutes.
6. Add the chicken and the marinade and continue to cook for about 10 minutes more.
7. Add the creamed coconut and bring to a boil, stirring until the coconut milk is dissolved. Stir in the ground almonds OR if you are at my house, add them later since your husband doesn’t like nuts.
8. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan and simmer until the chicken is tender (I would say about 10 minutes).
9. Remove from heat, add salt to taste.
10.Then serve with Basmati Rice.

Yes Basmati Rice.

Why would I buy that?

Well, I guess you could use regular rice but isn’t it fun to try something new? Plus, this rice tastes better with curry, TRUST ME. And its rice you can’t really mess up. You boil it in a huge pot of water for about 8 minutes and then strain out the water. It is much faster as well.

Really, you should give it a try. Mmmm Mmmm.

P.S. A bit worried about the red chili? Hmm ok, maybe only put in half on your first time. Just a thought.


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