Do you love one pot meals?
This is by far one of my favorites!
It is kind of a one pot meal in that the sauce and chicken get cooked in one pot, but you do need to have your brown rice all ready cooked before throwing it all together.
So OK........ it's a Semi- One pot meal 🙂
Even if you're not much of a coconut fan, I think you will love it still! The curry flavor outweighs the coconut so there is only a hint of coconut flavor in the whole dish.
Here's the verdict with the family:
HUBBY- He would have preferred another veggie thrown in, didn't care for the broccoli, but LOVED the sauce and said the chicken was moist and outstanding!
KIDS- Happily ate the dish and do love broccoli, but thought it was a bit too spicy.
MY OPINION- I loved it of course, everything about it! I will make it again but make two separate dishes. One with broccoli and less spice for the kiddies and one with a different veggie and SPICIER for the hubby and I.
Recipe adapted from Epicurious.
- •1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- •½ cup chopped onion
- •2 teaspoons minced garlic
- •1 tablespoon fresh minced ginger
- •1 tablespoon curry powder
- •¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- •2 tablespoons whole wheat pastry flour
- •½ cup plain Greek yogurt, nonfat
- • 1 cup chicken broth, low sodium
- •1 cup unsweetened applesauce
- •1-¼ pounds boneless chicken breast, cut into 1 inch cubes
- •½ cup coconut milk
- •¼ cup sour cream, reduced fat
- •3 cups broccoli florets, frozen (see note if using fresh)
- •3 cups cooked brown rice
- •Optional: fresh cilantro, scallions chopped
- Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven or pot. Add onion and saute until soft and golden.
- Add ginger and garlic and saute for another minute,
- Add curry, cinnamon, flour and yogurt and whisk until smooth.
- Pour in broth and applesauce, mix and bring to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce thickens about 25-30 minutes.
- Mix in the chopped chicken and broccoli and simmer until chicken is cooked through.
- Add in the sour cream and coconut milk, reduce heat to low and stir and continue to simmer until the broccoli is tender or to your liking and sauce is thick.
- Mix in your cooked brown rice and season with salt and pepper. Top with cilantro and scallions
* Additional Note: I used frozen broccoli since it is quick and easy to simply throw it in the pot and it heats up quickly. If using fresh you will want to steam or blanch it before adding it to the pot.
Need some dessert ideas?
- Dairy Free Pudding
- Dark Chocolate Naturally Sweetened Truffles
- Chocolate Cereal Crunchies
- Sugar-Free Chocolate Brownies
A delicious all in one meal!
Just made this and loved the recipe (with a few changes). I didn't have applesauce or greek yogurt on hand and I was looking to use up some cottage cheese. I substituted cottage cheese and sour cream for the yogurt, and added maple syrup for the touch of sweetness I was missing from the applesauce. Then I added curried cashews that I happened to have and used quinoa instead of rice. I'm very pleased that I will be eating these leftovers for a few days. This dish is delish!
I also added chili garlic paste for a little heat, happy I did!
I made this yesterday... gotta tell you I tasted as I went along and wasn't impressed.. then tasted after it came off the stove.. again, not so impressed but didn't want to waste it. So today I took it for lunch thinking if I still didn't like it I could always eat in the cafeteria... BUT OH MY STARS!! It just needed to sit in the fridge for the flavors to really develop because it was scrumptious! Thanks so much for the recipe!!
I really want to make this (and other recipes of yours) but I can't find whole wheat pastry flour anywhere! Help!
hmmm, I've found it at Whole Foods, but you could use regular whole wheat flour or a gluten free flour or whatever flour you have on hand.
Shoot. No Whole Foods here. I'd really love to try it, as I've seen it in a lot of your recipes. I'll maybe buy online. Thank you!
How much garlic? I would think 2 cloves, but it was left off the ingredients. This sounds yummy and I'd love to make it!
And I may make it with quinoa...simply because it's the grain I use most frequently!
thanks for catching that! Editing now!
Heating and Air Greenville SC
Chicken curry, or curry chicken, is a much-loved dish all over the world and is a great way to use boneless chicken. There are lots of different kinds of chicken curry dishes including Indian, Thai , Chinese and more. Curry can be a lot of fun to experiment with and you can vary the balance of spices or try different spices. You can use different meats or vegetables or add fruit and nuts if you want.
Thank you for sharing!