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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Curried Chicken Stew

   This is one of my new favorite comfort food dishes.  It may not be what you think of when you think comfort food, but I think it is like a nice warm hug.  I hadn't been feeling the best the past few days.  So, this was was a nice way to make an easy and healthy dish that really hit the spot.  It isn't the prettiest dish, but you are going to love the flavor!

    I usually make this as a really nice, mild, comforting curry.  We sometimes add sriracha if we want a bit more spice.  But since I just wanted something warm and comforting, I kept it mild.  I usually use frozen chopped spinach, though I used frozen chopped kale for the batch.  I have used fresh spinach too.  It is all delicious.  You just want to cook the kale a little longer if that's the route you choose to go.

    We eat it served over jasmine rice or cilantro rice and it is a perfect dinner.

Curried Chicken Stew
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 T olive oil
2 tsp ground ginger
1 T curry powder
1 tsp turmeric powder
1 T soy sauce
1 can coconut milk (from the Asian section, not the dairy section)
1 T sriracha (optional)
1 can organic chickpeas
1 box frozen chopped spinach or kale, defrosted and lightly squeezed
Jasmine rice or cilantro rice and additional sriracha for serving
  1. Cut chicken breasts into bite sized pieces.  In large skillet or sauce pan, brown the chicken in the oil
  2. Add the spices and allow them to toast for a minute or two.
  3. Stir in the coconut milk, being sure to scrape up all the spices off the bottom of the pan.  Add chickpeas and sriracha.
  4. Simmer for about a half hour.
  5. Stir in spinach and cook until heated through.
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  1. Umm, Yum! We love anything curry in our house. Even my kids will eat it, yay! I love the added nutrition from the spinach and chickpeas. Will make this soon.
    I agree on the Jasmine rice, it's the best and would go perfect with this. Thanks for the recipe!

    1. We love curry too! I don't remember having much curry as a child, but I am making up for lost time now! That is great that your kids like it already. Jax will try a bite or two, but none of the ingredients are his favorites right now. I always give him whatever we are having and supplement with what I know he'll eat. Some day he'll branch out!

  2. My husband love curry!! He would love this!! Thanks for Sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday!! Hope to see you again tomorrow!! Love your stuff!! Pinned

    1. We really enjoy curry too. This is a nice mild curry that I find really comforting. Thanks for hosting, see you tomorrow!


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