Recipe: Chipotle Chicken Curry

love creamy, savory dishes.

I also love unique and interesting flavor combinations.

This recipe does both, and so much more!

Here’s what you need, and what you can add:

What You Need

  • As many pieces of chicken as you like (I usually do 2 or 3 chicken breasts), sliced or cubed
  • about 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 to 2.5 cups of coconut cream (or the powdered equivalent)
  • About 1 or 1.5 tsp of your favorite chipotle powder (this might be a good one, I’m not sure, find a favorite)
  • One or two packets (or the equivalent spice) of your favorite Indian curry paste (my faves are butter chicken and korma curry from Asian Home Gourmet). Two packets will give you a stronger flavor.
  • Salt, however much you like, to taste

What You Can Add

You can really add any vegetables you’re in the mood for. I tend to add any of the following:

  • onions
  • bell or jalapeño peppers
  • carrots
  • zucchini

Or, if you’re in the mood for something a little different, when you’re cooking the chicken, throw in some nuts (pictured above), salted or raw:

  • pecans
  • cashews
  • almonds

I wouldn’t add nuts and veggies, just one or the other. If you’re going to put this over cauliflower rice, then the nuts would be pretty good. All the nuts add some savoriness to the dish. It ends up being very rich. So good!

The Steps

  1. In a pot (you can use a pan if you like), add the coconut oil, chicken breasts and garlic, cook until the chicken breasts are white on the outside.
  2. At this point, add the veggies or the nuts you’re going to add, and then cook everything under the chicken (and nuts) are golden brown/toasty.
  3. Pour in the coconut cream, add the paste and the chipotle, and continue to still so it all mixes well. I like using the coconut cream because it’s thicker. If you’re using coconut milk, it might not be that thick. If you want to thicken it, you can add some coconut powder. Add salt to taste.
  4. After a couple of minutes, everything should be well mixed. Turn it off and serve over or alongside rice, cauliflower rice, or naan (or whatever you want to really).

The chipotle and curry flavor combination is awesome. It’s a smokey sweetness you expect from BBQ, not curry.

Enjoy!

Nate

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