Quick Chicken Curry

When you have to do a quick dinner be careful asking your kids what they want.  You may be tossed into the deep end!  Thursday was one of the those nights as our daughter had another concert for school.  It was also my day off so it was grocery day and I usually bring the kids with me to get their input.  Which is a safe thing because they don’t pick junk stuff.

So I asked what they would like this time.  My son piped up with Curry!  Because, you know, it’s a quick and easy dish to make.  His words.  But I do like a good curry.

And the co-op had fresh turmeric.

Chicken Curry 2 2015A sign, obviously.  What I didn’t count on was how yellow my fingers would be stained for a few days.  Very bright!

In a skillet heat up a tablespoon or so of olive oil and saute chopped onion and chicken until the onions have softened.  Then add a few cloves of garlic chopped.

Chicken Curry 1 2015Add a 28 oz can of diced tomatoes, chopped bell pepper, and mushrooms.  Bring to a simmer. Add a few spoonfuls of red curry paste.  Grate about an inch square of fresh turmeric and the same amount of fresh ginger into the curry.

Chicken Curry 3 2015After letting the curry simmer for awhile adjust the curry seasoning to your taste.  Then add about a 1/3 of a cup of coconut milk, a splash of lime juice, and some fresh cilantro.

Chicken Curry 4 2015Serve with rice of your choice.  I’m glad our son suggested curry for dinner.  It hit the spot.  🙂

Chicken Curry 5 2015And thank you to those that gave me some tips on how to handle the photo size in the posts.  I think I’ve figured it out now. Of course, it’s a hassle!  Ah well, what can you do?

16 thoughts on “Quick Chicken Curry

  1. I’ve never used fresh turmeric. I have heard it’s a very effective dye as evidenced by your fingers. Your curry is wonderful. Love a good curry with some rice. One of my favorite meals.

  2. The first and only time I”ve seen fresh turmeric was in St. Lucia. The roots were all about 2″ long, and they looked like a bunch of large maggots! Fortunately we had an interpreter with us! Lovely curry!

  3. I haven’t seen fresh turmeric, either; I imagine I’d have to search out a market somewhere near Mpls. I know fresh ginger makes a huge difference, so I was curious about the turmeric. I’ve been using some powdered in my green smoothies because it is supposed to help with inflammation, but maybe it’s time to switch to fresh!

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