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Chicken Vegetable Curry Bowl

Chicken Vegetable Curry Bowl from Taste Love & Nourish

Years ago, I had the most delicious curry made by my sister’s friend. I was lucky enough to get the recipe, but I keep adapting it in a variety of ways. I’ve made a Roasted Vegetable Curry a while back that is really wonderful. This one, with chicken, is a bit quicker and simpler process from the original and I’ve added some more veggies. The great thing about recipes like this is you can adapt them so easily. Take this recipe and add shrimp instead of chicken or use whatever veggies you have on hand.

Let’s talk curry. I use a Jamaican curry, Blue Mountain Country Curry in this dish, but you can use any curry you have or mix your own. I’m no expert, but I’ve read that the difference between Jamaican curry and Indian curry is the addition of allspice, anise and mustard seed in the Jamaican version. So, let’s say someone in your house says they don’t like curry. Make this for them. Really. My husband has been telling me he doesn’t like curry for over twenty years and once I made this dish for him, he suddenly loves curry!

Chicken Vegetable Curry Bowl from Taste Love & Nourish

Chicken Vegetable Curry Bowl

Brown Rice (Recipe below)
1 T. olive oil
1 T. butter
1 1/2 lbs. boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cubed into bite-sized pieces
pinch of Kosher salt
black pepper
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 large red pepper, diced
2 medium carrots, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 – 3 T. Jamaican curry
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
14 oz. can light coconut milk
1/2 C. golden raisins
1/2 C. frozen peas

In a heavy pot over medium high heat, add the olive oil and butter. As soon as the butter is melted, add the cubes of chicken and give them just a small pinch of salt and a nice amount of black pepper. Sauté just until they lose their pink color. Add the onion, red pepper and carrots. Continue to cook just until the onions begin to get translucent. Add the garlic and cook for a minute then add the curry and cook another minute. Add (are you allowed to start three sentences in a row with the same word?) the tomatoes, coconut milk and raisins. Bring the curry to a light simmer, reduce the heat to low and cover with a heavy lid for 30 minutes. Now add the peas, stir them in and cover. Simmer for just about 5 to 10 more minutes.

Serve over brown rice and with naan or other flatbread, if desired. (see Notes).

Serves 4

Brown Rice
1 C. medium grain brown rice
2 C. water
pinch of sea salt

Combine the rice, water and salt in a medium saucepan over high heat. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for about 50 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed. Remove from heat and let stand covered for about 5 minutes or until ready to serve.

Notes:

  • Naan is a really wonderful Indian flatbread. When serving it with this dish, I like to rub it with the cut side of a garlic clove and brush some olive oil on top. Place the naan in an oven preheated to 350 degrees for about 2 minutes.
  • I love this curry even better the next day! Sometimes I make it and put it in the fridge for dinner the following night.
  • Jamaican curry has quite a bit of salt, so I only salt sparingly before cooking the chicken and then taste test at the end.
  • I use chicken breast to keep this dish lower in fat, but I have to say, using chicken thighs gives you a more tender result. Use what you like best.

 

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Maple Sriracha Baked Chicken Wings

Maple Sriracha Baked Chicken Wings - these baked sweet and spicy wings are amazing!

Oh, game day food. You do us in with your oodles of fat and calories. Making us run and sweat to work you off. So not worth it. Not when you can prepare some of those favorites with just a tweak or two and get just as delicious results. Wings, kind of already loaded in fat, really don’t need to be fried to give you great flavor and texture. Baking them at a high heat and baking long enough to get a crisp exterior is basically the “secret” to making these even better tasting than fried. I’ve made these with Buffalo sauce as well, using the same technique. They were amazing!

I’m not exactly (read: not at all) a football fan. I debated over admitting that, but to me, Superbowl is an excuse to get together with friends, eat and watch the commercials. So, if you’re into watching the game…you may not want to come to my house. I’ll talk your ear off through the entire game, telling you about how I had to take 75 shots of chicken wings just to get two kind of lousy photos for my post and how I tried on fifteen pairs of jeans in the store only to find one that I didn’t have to cut a foot off the bottom. Then, I’d probably stand in the front of the TV (still talking) while you’re trying to at least get a glimpse of the game, but I’d probably stop talking long enough to stick a chicken wing in my mouth and for you to watch the commercials.

Maple Sriracha Baked Chicken Wings

2 lbs. chicken wings, tips removed and trimmed (see Notes)
few pinches each of kosher salt and black pepper
1/4 C. pure maple syrup
1/4 C. sriracha
1 T. low sodium soy sauce

Rinse, trim and dry the wings (see Notes). Place the dried wings in a large non-metallic bowl. Sprinkle them with just a bit of kosher salt and pepper and give them a toss. Add the maple syrup, sriracha and soy sauce. Toss again to coat all of the wings. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.

Remove the wings from the refrigerator for about 15 minutes before baking.

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees. Line a large sided baking sheet with heavy duty aluminum foil (things will get sticky). Place the wings on the baking sheet. Leave any remaining sauce in the bowl or your wings won’t get crisp.

Bake for 30 minutes. Turn the wings over and bake for 5 more minutes. Give them one last turn and bake for 5 more minutes to get nice and crisp.

Notes:

  • You can buy wings already cut into pieces and tips removed. Whether you buy them that way or have to cut them up yourself, I use kitchen shears to cut any extra fat from the wings. It makes a huge difference.

 

Maple Sriracha Baked Chicken Wings - these sweet and spicy wings are baked...a much less guilty version of wings!