Friday, July 5, 2013

Busy Foodie: Coconut Curry Chicken & Potatoes

Busy Foodie: Quick, Healthy Meals for the Girl Who Has Better Stuff to Do. 

Part Two: Quick Coconut Curried Chicken & Potatoes 

I have been making "Thai" curried chicken & rice since before I can remember. However, since the hubs & I are not blessed with a rice maker, cooking rice can be a royal pain in the butt. I don't know about you, but lately I do NOT have time to stand over the stove, stirring rice for 30+ minutes. Potatoes are a lot less high maintenance and cook pretty quickly, so I tried this for a quicker, easier dinner option. The result was pretty dang delicious. 


- 4 - 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed. 
- 5 carrots, chopped 
- 1/2 head of broccoli florets 
- 1 cup of frozen peas 
- 2 tsp olive oil 
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 
- Salt & pepper, to taste. 
- 1 (14 oz) can of coconut milk 
- 3+ teaspoons of thai curry powder (to taste) 
- 1 teaspoon cumin 


Step One: Add potatoes, carrots, broccoli and peas to a large pot of boiling water. If there are any other vegetables you want to include, feel free! I just used what I had on hand. 

Step Two: While the vegetables are cooking, heat up olive oil in a skillet. Sprinkle chicken breasts liberally with salt and pepper on the front and back and add to oil. Cook until cooked through, about 4 minutes on each side. 

Step Three: Drain fully cooked vegetables, returning them to the pot they were cooking in. Chop chicken roughly and add to the pot. 

Step Four: Bringing the stove heat down to low,  add can of coconut milk, curry and cumin to the pot and stir until well blended and heated through. 



Maggie B. said...

You don't have to stir rice when you make it on the stove, unless you're making risotto. Just put the rice and the water in a pot, bring to a boil, reduce to a simmer and simmer until most of the water is absorbed. This will vary on the type of rice. And I think it's a 2 to 1 ratio or water to rice (i.e. 2 cups water to 1 cup rice). I have a rice cooker and it makes crap rice. =(

But this curry looks yummy!

Kym Fox @ Travel Babbles | Living the (hockey) Life said...

This looks delish, and I love the "Busy Foodie" theme! Great, unique idea - can't wait to see the next one! xx


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