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Thinking of a Nice Father’s Day Recipe For Your Household? Check Out Precious’ Recipe for Delicious Chicken Curry

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Precious NkeihI was minding my business when someone sent me a Facebook message asking for a chicken curry recipe. In true foodie fashion, I hurried to my kitchen and ransacked my freezer to search for chicken. I breathed a sigh of relief when I found a whole chicken that had been sitting there idly, the whole time. As soon as my chicken thawed, I was in. Chicken curry or nothing!

This sauce is one of the best things that can ever happen to your boiled rice. It is creamy, coconutty, healthy, packed with flavour and ridinkulously easy to make. It is a sure way to bring a five-star dining experience to your home without the fuss (and money).

I used whole chicken here, but it is best to use chicken without bones like chicken breasts. Who has time for bones when there is an all engaging curry in my life? Again I added tomatoes to it, but you don’t have to.

If you choose to leave the tomatoes out, the colour will be slightly different from what you see in the pictures and that’s totally okay. It won’t change from curry to something elseIt will still be the creamy flavourful sauce that will make you thank God for food. Ha!

I added no hot pepper to this goodness, because my girls can read my fantasies about pepper. As soon as they telepathically know that I thought about adding pepper to the food, they’ll be reluctant to eat.

Pepper is indicated as optional but if you can add some pepper to this, your taste buds will dance, jump and summersault for joy. If you can’t, but you really need pepper, make some pepper sauce, boo. Add to your meal while eating and it will still be blissful as ever.

a plate of chicken curry

Here is what you’ll need
1 whole chicken or 1 kg (2 pounds) of chicken breast
1 tablespoon high-quality curry powder
5 cloves of garlic
Half an inch, ginger root
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
1 bay leaf
1 medium sized onion– chopped
4 tomatoes (totally optional)
2 seasoning cubes
1 habanero pepper (optional)
Salt to taste

How to
Peel garlic, ginger and pepper (if using), blend and set aside.

whole chicken

This is my miserable chicken, waiting to be chopped

Cut chicken into small pieces.

chopped chicken

Season the chicken with a little salt. Rub a teaspoon of your garlic and ginger paste on it.

If using tomatoes, boil for about 4 minutes. Rinse in cool water and peel off the skin. You do not need the skin in your creamy curry. Blend to a paste and set aside. (I used sun dried tomatoes so I just blended them.)

Pour olive oil into a pot and heat on medium heat. Put in chopped onions and let it fry in the oil until translucent.

fryimg onions

Add your blended garlic, ginger and curry. Stir continuously for two minutes and revel in the aroma that will fill the atmosphere.

garlic ginger curry added to onions

Next add in your chicken, tomatoes and curry.

chicken and tomatoes added

Add two cups of water, salt to taste, bay leaf and seasoning cubes, cover the pot and let all that goodness cook together until the chicken is thoroughly cooked and no longer pink in the middle. (Depending on how hard your chicken is, you may need to add more water as it cooks)

Now this is the moment I’ve been waiting for: Reduce the heat and add in your can of coconut milk while stirring continuously.
coconut milk added

Add water to reduce thickness if it is too thick. Keep spooning the mixture over the chicken parts that are not immersed in it, so that the curry coats the chicken.

Let it cook for another 5 minutes.

Taste to ensure seasoning is perfect. Your very own pot of the world’s most delicious chicken curry is ready!!!

pot of ready chicken curry

Serve with boiled rice.

chicken curry

P.S- Optional veggies you could add to this include carrots, bell peppers and green onions.

 

My name is Precious... literally! I change diapers, cook food and write stuff. I spend a great part of my days calculating how to deal with the mountains of laundry that await me. Sometimes, I ignore the dishes in the sink and just sit and eat pop corn in the living room because body nobi fayawood. I share all things precious at www.preciouscore.com. Please pay a visit and let me know what you think. Love

14 Comments

  1. Bebabe

    June 19, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Wow!! I’ve got to try this for a change. It looks yummy. I’m salivating and can smell it here through my lap top. Hahahahaha…..

    • Precious Nkeih

      June 20, 2016 at 4:47 pm

      Pls try it, Bebabe. It is ah-mazing!

  2. weather

    June 19, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    It seems easy and looks nice. Maybe I will try this for Dinner. Hubby likes mede mede food anyway.

    • Precious Nkeih

      June 20, 2016 at 4:51 pm

      Lol at mede mede food. Enjoy!

  3. Tincan

    June 19, 2016 at 3:59 pm

    Yum yum. I love your little ‘about me’. I immediately sensed a kinship because of this laundry matter. I think I may write an article on family laundry ?

    • Precious Nkeih

      June 20, 2016 at 4:52 pm

      Haha family laundry is like my most difficult chore. Sending you a virtual high-five.

  4. AANUOLUWAPO OYEDELE

    June 20, 2016 at 10:48 am

    BN How do i send my article

  5. DEBRA

    June 20, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Nice one. Am gonna try this… can’t wait to serve my family this

    • Precious Nkeih

      June 20, 2016 at 4:53 pm

      Thanks Deb. They’ll love it.

  6. oyat

    June 21, 2016 at 1:27 pm

    Thanks for the recipe. I notice you added curry twice; when you added the garlic and ginger and secondly when you added the tomato. That’s half tablespoon each time right?

    • Precious

      June 22, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Hello Oyat, the second addition is a mistake. You only add once- the first time. Thanks for pointing that out.

  7. Amazing Esther

    July 4, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Thank you soo much Precious for this simple and concise directives; using pictures and write- ups for your illustration unlike 1000 and one other Food Tips that would require you to watch the video clips and follow promptly and as such, if you dont have too much data for that, na your palava. I will try this recipe!!!

    • Precious Nkeih

      July 30, 2016 at 7:44 am

      Awww. Thanks for your kind words, Esther!

  8. Simisola

    November 2, 2016 at 5:46 am

    If I decide to add the optional veggies, at what stage do I add it? Unless it was already answered. Let me check the recipe again

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