Curry Chicken Recipe

easy curried chicken recipe This curry chicken recipe is full of vegetables, whole grains and flavor!

As part of my 30 Day Less Processed Food Challenge, I thought I’d try a recipe that contains a lot of whole foods.

Though it is fairly simple, it’s a little more time consuming than most recipes I typically like to make.

{Warning: This recipe is only for people who have a taste for stronger foods!  It is anything but bland.  In the words of my husband, it has some “kick” to it!}

Here’s a little nutrition tidbit about quinoa (pronounced “keen-wa”):  it is a grain, technically a seed, that is full of a nutty flavor and nutrients.  Not only does it contain protein, but it is a complete protein (meaning that, like meat, it contains all of the essential amino acids your body needs).  It is also a source of fiber, manganese, folate, magnesium and phosphorous.

If you’ve never tried quinoa, this is a great recipe to try it out in.  It pairs great with foods you might normally pair with brown rice.

Curry Chicken with Sweet Potato, Cauliflower and Quinoa

Here’s what you’ll need:

1 lb of boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 tsp salt

1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped into small pieces

1 onion, chopped

1 cauliflower, cut

2 teaspoons curry powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 14-oz can chicken broth

1 14-oz can diced tomatoes

2 cups quinoa

1.  Cut the chicken into small pieces and cook on medium-high heat on the stove with 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil.  Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook 8-10 minutes. (see step 2 while chicken is cooking)

curry chicken recipe 2.  Cut the vegetables (onion, sweet potato and cauliflower.)

curry chicken and vegetables 3.  After chicken is cooked, remove and set aside.  Add 1 tablespoon of oil to the skillet, along with the onion and sweet potatoes.  Cook for about 5-7 minutes.

curry chicken with sweet potato 4.  Add cauliflower, curry, cayenne pepper and remaining salt and cook for about 4-5 minutes.

5.  Add broth and tomatoes.  Cook about 5-7 minutes.

6.  Add chicken to the skillet with vegetables.

7.  Cook quinoa according to package directions.  Serve with the curry chicken and vegetables.

curry chicken curry chicken and quinoa Hope you enjoy this curry chicken recipe!


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2 Responses to Curry Chicken Recipe

  1. Janet S. January 25, 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    Hi there!! It’s Greg’s wife, Janet! Love your blog!! And I love quinoa!! Question for you!! I buy packages of organic spinach which come with little packets of sprouted quinoa. Do you have any helpful hints for sprouting it? This is something I have yet to attempt!

    • Christen January 26, 2012 at 12:30 am #

      Hi Janet!!! Glad you like it! I really like quinoa but I’ve never attempted sprouting it either. Where do you get the spinach that has the quinoa with it?

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