It’s been awhile since I’ve posted a recipe. This is a good one, I’ve been making it for years. I originally found it in a Real Simple magazine and have since adapted it to how we like it!
Come, join us for dinner! First, you will want to dice up 1/2 of a yellow onion.
Saute it in some butter and then add 2 1/4 tsp of curry powder and 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper.
Next, add 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt and 3/4 cup half and half. Mix it all up and it will turn a golden color.
Add a can of diced tomatoes (optional)
Get out your shredded chicken. This is a great recipe for that chicken that you shredded and divided up in the freezer. This is probably about 1 1/2 cups.
Add it to the curry mixture and let it simmer for about 10 min.
Spoon some brown rice onto your plate (I like to make it with chicken stock for more flavor)
Top it with the chicken curry mixture! This is the point where you can add fresh cilantro, but I forgot that step!
Here’s the kid plate version:
It’s super yummy, quick and healthy. It’s also a great starter recipe if you aren’t sure about curry. It’s very mild!
And here’s the full recipe:
Chicken Curry with Brown Rice
(adapted from Real Simple)
- 1 cup brown rice
- 1 1/2 tablespoon butter
- 1/2 yellow onion, diced
- 2 1/2 teaspoons curry powder
- 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
- 3/4 cup half and half
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained (optional)
- 1 1/2 cups shredded, cooked chicken
- 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
- Cook the rice according to the package directions, in chicken stock to add flavor
- Heat the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally until translucent.
- Sprinkle with the curry powder and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring, for 1 minute.
- Add the yogurt and cream and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in the salt, pepper, and tomatoes (if desired). Add chicken and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
- Divide the rice and chicken among individual bowls, spoon the sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the cilantro.