Thursday, May 19, 2011

A Current Favourite (And Super Easy) Recipe ~ Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo and Nutritious : )

Easy Thai Chicken Curry With A Delicious Twist
(Lime, Mango, Avocado & Cashews)

Start with a large crockpot and cook on low for six hours on low/or about four hours on high:
six boneless, skinless chicken breasts
3 cans of coconut milk
about 1 - 2 cups of chicken broth
chopped up fresh lemongrass (YUM)
several T curry powder
grated fresh ginger (about a heaping handful) or 1 - 2 T ginger spice
a couple T cumin
fresh garlic cloves to taste
chopped up bundle of carrots
slivered green, red, yellow or orange bell peppers (3 - 4 of them) and a couple big fistfuls of fresh spinach added about an hour before meal time to the crockpot.

If you have a big, big crockpot add these veggies below to it as well. If not, roast these separately in the oven for about an hour/hour and a half on 400 tossed in olive oil and salt:
cut up fresh cauliflower,
chopped up broccoli (including the stems)
and sliced zucchini
- if you are roasting them add them to the crockpot curry before you serve it.

On the table have fresh cilantro, lime wedges, chopped avocados, salted cashews and frozen mango chunks (we leave them frozen to help the kids cool off their hot curry.) Add all these ingredients on to the ladled up chicken curry and veggies with generous piles and squeezes - the toppings make the whole dish! I also have chili hot sauce for my husband and I to add.

Makes one meal for four people, plus a second meal of leftovers, plus a couple take-to-work lunches.

It is so, so yummy and I have been making some variation of this each of the last few weeks because it's so good!


The Watters said...

Okay-I'm giving this a try today...the words Gluten-free and Easy caught my eye since my daughter and I both eat gluten- free. Then the word, always appealing with four hungry teenagers (young adults) ;)
I did have to ask where the lemongrass was located in the store and google how to cut it up...due to my sheltered cooking skills and taste buds...I won't even mind if I end up not liking it because of the delicious aroma it is leaving in my kitchen all day!
Thanks for the inspiration!

tonia said...

mmm...This is going on next week's list. We love Whole Life Nutrition's Thai Chicken Curry, but this looks delicious too!


corli said...

Just had to made it since it combines so many of my favourite flavours and I happened to have them all on hand - it was delicious. Always glad to find another g|f winner in our house. Thanks for sharing!

Lindsey said...

Adding this to this week's meals -- thanks Misha :)

Misha Leigh. said...

Yay! I'm glad you all are trying it. It's so delicious!

Nikki said...

This sounds amazing!! I'm going to try it next week!