Today has been a rather hectic day for me and I am glad my workday is finally over. Now on to my second job for the day...finishing up laundry, preparing dinner for the day and lunches for the week. A wife's job is never done! Thankfully, J always appreciates all my hard work and when he doesn't, I nicely remind him :-).
Tonight's dinner is curried chicken with rice. J loves my curried chicken and it is the easiest recipe. I don't like to spend more time in the kitchen than I have to. So here it goes.
Dish makes 6-8 servings
- 2-lbs Boneless chicken (I prefer bone-in but J doesn't so I go with his preference since he eats more of the food)
- 3 medium sized red skinned potatoes (cut up into cubes)
- 2-cups rice
- 1 teaspoon of hot chili pepper powder (I got this at the African store nearby but you can substitute with peppers of your choice)
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon minced onions
- 1/2 teaspoon dry parsley flakes
- 1 cup plain non-fat yogurt
- Seasoned salt to taste (amount varies based on your salt consumption)
- 2 tablespoons of Jamaican curry powder
1. Wash the potatoes before cutting into bite size. Then put in a pot, add water (just enough to cover), parsley flakes and a little bit of seasoned salt.
2. Let potatoes cook for 20-minutes.
Steps 1 & 2 can be done at the same time as 3 & 4 using 2 separate pots.
3. Put the chicken (it is easier to cut into bite size later), hot chili powder, garlic powder, minced onions, curry powder and seasoned salt in a pot. Add enough water to cover the chicken (depending on the pot, about 3-cups).
4. Let chicken cook for 30-minutes.
5. Take out chicken, put on a plate and using a fork and knife, either shred or cut into bite size pieces and add back to pot
6. Add potatoes (yes it'll still have some of the water used to cook it) into the chicken mix
7. Add cup of yogurt to mix. Mix all together but don't mush it.
8. Let cook on low for about 15-minutes
9. Boil up some rice
10. Dinner is served! Bon Appetit!
Do you have a favorite curried chicken or curried meat recipe? If so, do share!