Chicken Curry

This weeks midweek meal is a chicken curry. I’ve wanted to make my own curry for years but didn’t feel confident enough. I thought I would end up making it too spicy and hot or not put the right flavours together.

Anyway this week I got over myself, and started getting together some ingredients that I thought would make a curry that all of us would enjoy. I didn’t want the spices to be too overpowering as I knew the kids wouldn’t like it, but I did want it tasty and full of flavour.

Ingredients

  • 2tbsp vegetable oil
  • 500g chicken breast pieces
  • 1 large onion
  • A tin of coconut milk
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 2 crushed garlic cloves
  • 100 ml water
  • tsp of cornflour mixed with a little water optional depending on how thick you want the sauce
  • 3 tsp medium curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes or chilli powder
  • 1 tsp garam masala

Let’s Go

1/ Add all the spices to an oil heated wok and mix together.

2/ Add the chicken, onions and garlic and cook until the chicken is sealed and coated

3/ Slowly stir in the coconut milk, add according to how creamy and mild you want the curry to be

4/ Crumble in the chicken stock cube and add the boiling water

5/ Stir until everything is blended together then reduce heat and simmer for 30-40 mins

6/ If you wish the sauce to be a little thicker, add the cornflour with a little water

7/ Serve with rice and/or naan bread

It was a surprising hit, I looked at lots of recipes and just adapted them to suit our taste. I added a full tin of coconut milk, and James said he would have liked it a little more spicy. Next time I wont drown out the spices as much. The kids ate it all, so the taste for them was just right.

I can’t believe I didn’t try to do a curry earlier, it was so easy to make once I had all the ingredients.

See you soon

               Kelly x

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