|Coconut Curry Comfort|
Everyone has a favorite comfort food. In my gluten-free dairy-free existence, this coconut curry is it. This recipe comes to the rescue anytime I need something healing for my body, soul or mind. It's especially nurturing to hear my children proclaim their love for this meal. That alone brings peace to every part of my being. The joy of this recipe is in its ease. Even a tired woman recovering from a funny tummy can concoct it in no time.
Coconut Curry Comfort
2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breast
salt and pepper
3 TBS vegetable oil
2 TBS curry powder (note that the success of this dish lies entirely in your quality of curry powder, you must find a good one)
1/2 onion, sliced thin
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
3 TBS sugar
The Preparation Method:
Like yesterday's recipe, you can prepare your chicken ahead of time. I prepped all of my chicken for the week in one shot under the broiler. Boneless, skinless breasts under the broiler on the High setting for 10 minutes, flipping once at the 5 minute mark. As you already know, the chicken is done when the juices run clear and the inside is no longer pink.
Another way to cook the chicken in this recipe is to cut it into one inch cubes, throw it into the pan with the curry sauce and cook it for approximately 7 minutes until the juices run clear and is no longer pink in the center. This method requires a bit more handling of the raw meat, which I simply don't prefer.
Whichever preparation method you choose, you can start with the rest of the recipe once you're chicken is prepped.
Simmer on low heat for 40 minutes.
Something mellow to dance to for your healing.
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