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Chicken Curry

Posted by Melissa Schmalenberger on February 11, 2011 in Family, Food, life, Moms |

Day 39 “Miss Dahl’s Voluptuous Delights

February 8, 2011

Chicken curry for our family has been one of those dishes that I have been making ever since my husband and I got married….over 20 years ago.  We received the recipe in a Bon appetite cookbook that we were given as a wedding gift from a family friend.  Now our kids are fans of chicken curry.  This recipe could not have been more different but it still evoked the same feeling when we ate it.

All I can say about this cookbook is that it is lovely.  It is like no other cookbook out there.  The pages are thick, the pictures are lovely and it tells a story about the author Sophie Dahl.  The cookbook is broken up into sections of, Autumn, Winter, Spring and Summer.  Each season is then broken into breakfasts, lunches and suppers.  And of course desserts has its own section.  I think almost every recipe has a picture in this cookbook, and you know how I feel about pictures and cookbooks.

The Ruling: the dish was easy to make and I think everyone in the family would eat this dish.  Middle son was absent from the meal but I know he even would have had seconds. 

Chicken curry, page 112

Ingredients:

  • 1 large onion
  • 2 serrano chiles, deseeded (or less if you like it less hot)
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of curry powder
  • 4 skinless and boneless chicken breasts
  • salt and pepper
  • 14 ounce can of light unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 bunch of fresh cilantro, chopped

Directions:

  1. Finely chop the onion, chiles and garlic, add the grated ginger and sweat in the oil for a few minutes.  Add the curry powder and stir for a few minutes.  Chop the chicken breasts up into bite-sized pieces and add to the mixture.  Cook for another few minutes and season to taste.
  2. Pour the coconut milk over the chicken and simmer on a low heat until the chicken is properly cooked, almost 20 minutes.  Scatter the chopped cilantro on top.
  3. Serve with cauliflower that has been boiled with mint leaves, and some basmati rice.

To Joyful, Simplified Living,

 MS. Simplicity

 MS. Simplicity, also known as Melissa Schmalenberger  operates her business as I Did it with MS. Simplicity.  She is a Professional Organizer based out of Fargo, ND and her website can be found at www.ididit-fargo.com .  Need to contact MS. Simplicity privately, you can email her at melissa@ididit-fargo.com.

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