|Curry chicken with coconut almond satay sauce, grilled asparagus and fresh lime|
I'm sure many of you already know or have heard about curry, and how healthy it is. But what's so good about it?
- Antibacterial and detoxifying properties
- Anti- inflammatory- Helps with joint pain, and joint stiffness
- Improves blood circulation
- Aids digestion
- Boosts you immune system, helps fight disease, including cancer
So curry is some pretty powerful stuff, but cooking with it can be a little intimidating.
Over the years I noticed many people get turned off when I say I'm making curry chicken or Indian food. But, unless you absolutely hate curry, you'll love my curry chicken!
**This marinade would also work well with tofu or possibly cauliflower, if you don't eat meat.
Curry Chicken and Coconut Almond Satay Sauce
First things first, you need to make your marinade
Start with a heaping tablespoon of garlic powder. I eyeball everything, so just do what looks good.
Approx 1/3 teaspoon of good curry powder
Approx 1 teaspoon Curry powder
(again, I don't really measure)
Now, whisk it all together. It should look something like this, If you want less curry flavor add more garlic powder and it will be a lighter color.
If your lime is small you will probably need all of it's lime juice. But if it's a large lime, squeeze 1 half in, and a little squeeze of the other half.
After whisking, it should look like a thick liquid.
If you are one of those people who care about getting organic and care very much about GMO, but don't buy organic meat, think about it.. All that chicken eats is GMO corn and GMO soy, so you're trying so hard to avoid GMO produce when your eating GMO chicken!
But that's not why I buy this chicken, I prefer my chicken to walk around for some of it's life, unlike the conventional chickens who can't stretch a wing.
As far as taste, I think they taste a little fresher, but the meat is much more soft and tender.
If you get breasts cut them into strips, if you get tenders all you need to do is trim away any white on your meat. White=not meat. White things are either fat, skin, or tendons, and none of those I enjoy biting into.
If You are vegan or vegetarian, use extra firm or firm tofu. Press and drain all the water out of your tofu. Slice into cubes or strips, and marinate in the curry for a few days.
Personally, I like to grill this. Either a grill pan, or on the grill, but our grill was out of propane. So I baked it. suh.
400 degrees for about 30 min, (flipping half way)
Or until temperature reaches 165.
On the grill on med- high heat it should only take about 3 min per side.
So while your grilling or baking, You can start your sauce.
- 1 can (14-15 oz) of light coconut milk
- About 3 Tablespoons of almond butter (you can use peanut butter, or do half and half, I use almond butter because it's healthier)
- juice of 1 large lime
- About 2 tablespoons of brown sugar
Simmer the sauce on low heat, stirring, for about 5 minutes.
a lime, the sauce on the side for dipping,
saffron basamati brown rice with lentils,
and string beans & peppers cooked with garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar and red pepper flakes.