I've always loved Indian food. Curry is one meal for some reason I've never tried to make. There are so many recipes out there and they're all a little different. After I tried one, I knew I could do a little better by making a few changes and making it a little easier. As much as I love using only 1 pan in as many of my Paleo meals as possible, this needs 2, almost 3. One for the curry and one for the chicken, 3 pans if you make Caulirice (Cauliflower rice). I wash the second pan after I combine the chicken mix to use for the curry caulirice so I don't use 3. I usually make only 1-2 servings since I'm making this only for me. If you want to make more, just double the entire recipe ingredients. OK, lets get to it.
1-2 Large Chicken Breast(s)
1 C Coconut Milk (full fat)
1 Sweet Potato Cubed (I prefer gold SP's or a White Potato)
4 Cloves of Garlic - Minced
1/2 C Onions - Sliced or Chopped
1 TBSP + 1 tsp Curry Powder
8-10 Small Cremini Mushrooms
1 TBSP Scallions - Topping
1 tsp Turmeric Powder
1/8-1/2 tsp Cayenne Pepper Powder (omit for non spicy)
2 TBSP Ghee - Divided
Sea Salt & Pepper to taste
- Let's get all the prep work done. Chop the onions and mince the garlic.
- Skin the potato and cube it, around 1/2" cubes.
- Cut your chicken into small pieces, around 3/4" cubes.
- Melt 1 good size TBSP of ghee in a large pan on med-low. Once
it's melted, combine the Curry, Turmeric & Cayenne powders and
swirl them into the ghee. Mix it around with the spatula/spoon
until combined well.
- Add the coconut milk and stir in until mixed well. Keep mixture
- In a second pan, melt additional 1 TBSP of ghee. Once melted
and hot, add in the garlic and onions, mix well together and
sauté until the onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
- Salt & Pepper the chicken to your liking and add the pieces to
the onions & garlic and cook until the chicken is very lightly cooked.
- Add the chicken/garlic/onions mixture, mushrooms and the cubed
potatoes to the curry mixture pan.
- Mix all ingredients until combined well, then turn the heat to high.
- Once it starts to simmer, cover and lower the heat to medium-low.
- After about 30 minutes, it should be done, but make sure the
chicken is cooked thoroughly.