Easy Indian Chicken Curry

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A reader named Jimmy sent an alert about a new recipe he had found on Pinterest, Crock Pot Chicken Curry, published on a blog called O’Boy! Organic. The woman who writes the blog, a mom who was inspired to make organic foods for her kids, said she first fell in love with curry while living in London….same here! She also mentions having a husband who is not fond of Indian cuisine — oh my, that would be a deal breaker in my book. In any event, I tried the recipe with a few alterations — among other things, I don’t have a crock pot (I used a big Le Creuset pot) — and post my version here. I added a few more spices than she used, and substituted cauliflower for potatoes (I don’t like potatoes – truly the only food I dislike). Thank you Jimmy and thank you Trina O’Boyle for the recipe!

Easy Indian Chicken Curry

1 lb chicken breast on bone
2 tbsp coconut oil (or any veggie oil)
1 sweet onion, diced
4-5 cloves garlic, minced
3 large black cardamon pods
1 bay leaf
1/2 tsp cloves
1 tsp chili powder
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1-inch fresh ginger, grated
1 fresh tomato, diced
1 can (28-oz) diced tomatoes
1 can coconut milk
1 cup chicken broth
1 can (15-oz) chick peas
1 head of cauliflower, chopped
1 cup peas
basmati rice

Saute onion in coconut oil until translucent. Stir in garlic, and saute until golden. Add all the spices: black cardamon pods, bay leaf, cloves, chili powder, curry powder, coriander, cumin and ginger. Stir for a few minutes, making sure the onions are properly coated, then add the fresh tomato and can of tomato. Allow to warm, then pour in chicken broth and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then add chicken on bone, and reduce to simmer for half-hour (or until chicken cooked). Remove chicken, allow to cool, and take off bone, shredding into bite-sized bits. Meanwhile, add the cauliflower and chick peas into the curry, and simmer for 20 mins or so. Add the chicken pieces back in and peas. Allow for the flavors to meld, then serve over rice. Delicious!

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