Know My Cooking: Ridic Quick Chicken Curry
Okay. The very first Know My Body recipe post is here.
I have been indecisive this last week about which recipe I wanted to post first. I have so many that I’ve been holding onto but none of them seemed quite right for the first one. My marinara sauce seemed too fancy and my pumpkin dip took me back to crisp, Fall weather. Seeing as how we are quickly approaching Spring, I wanted this first recipe to be ‘season-less’ and something that could be made anytime. (Anytime you wanted to eat something delicious, of course)
Well inspiration came to me as my tummy was growling and my attention was completely focused on finishing a project. I knew that I was making chicken but I did not have the time (nor the patience) to babysit a sautee pan. I didn’t really want to sift through seasonings either so my options were limited – or so I thought. This is how the recipe for ‘Ridic (ridiculously) Quick Chicken Curry‘ came to be:
- 1 can of coconut milk
- 1-2 chicken breasts (preferably grass-fed!)
- 2 forks
- baking dish
- curry paste
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees (Setting the temperature is almost always the first step in a recipe – boring I know, but the preheating process is important)
- Open up your can of coconut milk and dump it into the dish (You may need to use a fork to break up any clumps for the best consistency)
- Scoop out desired amount of curry paste and mix it into the coconut milk (Ah, curry paste – this stuff is potent. I recommend at LEAST a tablespoon but if you like spicy, feel free to be liberal. This kind was purchased from an Asian market but the grocery store should have Paleo-approved brands like ‘A Taste of Thai’ – just be sure to read the ingredients listed!!)
- Lay your chicken in the dish and here’s the fun part – stab the heck out of it with your forks and flip them over a few times to make sure they are covered in coconut-curry goodness (Puncturing the chicken allows the milk and spices to seep and cook within the meat – makes for some tender, juicy, flavorful protein!)
- Cover your dish with foil and place it in the oven (lower rack recommended) for 30 minutes
- This chicken and sauce is delicious over a bed of greens like spinach (or purple kale) and virtually any kind of side dish (sauteed veggies and garlic was my choice)
I even mixed some of the sauce into my breakfast of hard boiled eggs the next morning – delish!
So how are you feeling about all of that? I told you the focus would be on quick, simple and tasty recipes and this is just the beginning! Nothing to be scared of. Feel free to leave comments/suggestions or send pictures if you attempt this or any of the recipes on the site. Cheers to healthy Paleo eating!!