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Easy Chicken Curry Recipe




Indian food is one of my favourite types of cuisines. However, cooking my own Indian food has always been a little intimidating. Each dish is always so flavourful and unique, and the varieties of lean meats, vegetables, starches, spices and sauces that can be used to create the most interesting and delicious curries - from Tikka Masala to Saag to Korma to Vindaloo - is virtually endless!


Ever since finishing my Stronger Ever After program, I’ve been trying to “spice” up my cooking a little. (Actually, a lot.) That’s why, this week, I decided to experiment with making my own version of a Chicken Curry recipe - just to see if I could do it.


Now, I didn’t use any traditional Indian curry recipes to help guide me while making this, so I’m not sure what type of curry I could really compare this to. However, I have to say... this Easy Chicken Curry turned out pretty damn delicious, especially for how quick and uncomplicated it is to make!


Seriously - all you need is a good skillet, some fresh ingredients, and a few good spices in your arsenal to make one hell of a great-tasting and delicious Indian-inspired dish. This is definitely a recipe I’d whip out if I ever wanted to impress some guests or whenever I’m in the mood for something fun, healthy and interesting on the meal plan. (Yes - it's also meal prep friendly!!)


PS - Make sure to serve this with some warm naan bread, or over some cooked basmati or jasmine rice for the ultimate flavour combo!


Recipe and details available below!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Onion, diced

  • 1 Red Pepper, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon, Oil - Olive

  • 9 unit/thigh, Costco Canada

  • 2 tbsp, Spices, curry powder

  • 1 Tsp, Cinnamon

  • 3 tbsp, garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp, paprika

  • 1 tbsp, cumin seed

  • 1 tbsp, red chili flakes

  • 2 Tbsp, Garam Masala

  • 2 tsp, salt

  • 1 tbsp black pepper

  • 400 mL, Tomato Sauce

  • ½ cup 0% Greek Yogurt Plain

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat a medium skillet to about Medium-High heat

  2. Add in your oil, chopped onions and peppers and saute until soft

  3. Using a sharp knife, cut chicken thighs into small cubes or chunks, then place in the same skillet with the softened onions & peppers. Mix occasionally, making sure chicken browns evenly on all sides.

  4. Once chicken is almost fully cooked, cover skillet with a lid and allow chicken to finish cooking.

  5. Next, add in your seasonings - salt, pepper, curry powder, cinnamon, garlic powder, chili flakes, paprika, cumin, and garam masala. (Feel free to add seasonings to taste; however, exact amounts I used are listed in the ingredients!)

  6. Mix everything together to allow spices to coat chicken and veggies evenly.

  7. Pour in tomato sauce and Greek yogurt and stir until sauce lightens in colour. Allow to simmer with the lid partially covered for 10-20 minutes. Sauce should begin to thicken.

  8. Serve immediately over some warm basmati rice, or allow to cool fully before placing in storage containers for your meal prep throughout the week!



MACROS:

Serves 6

Calories per serving, 291

19 C | 14 F | 28 P


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