Classic Boneless Chicken Curry
A classic boneless chicken curry made with breast instead of thighs to keep the calorie count down. This is a rich, luscious and spicy curry that is pure comfort food and is best served with hot steaming roti or piping hot rice.
When I say this is a classic boneless chicken curry, what I mean is this is how I generally make a boneless chicken curry for my family and they adore it. I don’t think you can beat a good chicken curry and this is pretttttty good.
I have had a right palava of a morning. I traipsed it into town on foot with my already battered feet. I was full of zest and optimism for the day ahead. There I was in my own little world congratulating myself for walking as much as I had so far. I even managed to get all the things I needed bar 2 items. Then I had a couple of other things to do and they just turned into mini disasters. Ok major disasters. I can’t even go into it.
Eventually I gave up and went home because I was a sweating, feet dragging mess and I didn’t want to swim home in a river of my own sweat. You know when people say ‘it was one of those days..’, which by the way I try never to say because it is negative and sets you up to fall flat on your face..well it was one of those mornings. There..I said it. I hope that my afternoon will be better and I will be basking in the glory of my own awesomeness. YASSSS! Bring on the afternoon.
I have yet to cook and on the menu today is chicken tarragon for the family and a green detox soup for moi. It has cavelo nero, fennel, leek and basically green stuff in it and is really good for me. I am not looking forward to it though because lets be honest, my family will be eating chicken tarragon instead and that is AMAZING. However I would much much rather have a detox soup over a detox smoothie. Firstly it is way too cold. Secondly I have this thing about drinking my food. It doesn’t feel like food. Yes I know you drink soup too but the spoon makes me feel like its real food. I don’t know why either. Anyway I do home you enjoy this delicious soup. It has all the usual ingredients in it like you know:
and other stuff too of course!
Do let me know if you try this recipe and don’t forget to #tiffinandtea if you do!
- 2 tbsp Oil
- 2 white Onions diced
- 1 Red Onion diced
- 3 Garlic Cloves crushed
- 5 cm piece Ginger crushed
- 200g Passata
- 1 heaped tsp red Chilli flakes
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Coriander
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1 tsp Turmeric powder
- 1 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1 tsp Curry Powder (I love Madras but any will do)
- 1 tsp Ground Ginger
- 2 - 3 tsp Salt
- 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
- 1 heaped tbsp Fenugreek Leaves
- 500g Chicken Breasts cubed
- 3 Fresh Green Chillies pierced
- 1 tbsp Coriander Leaves chopped
- Heat the oil in a large pan over a medium heat and fry the onions until browned. This will take around 10 - 12 minutes.
- Stir in the garlic, ginger and simmer for 2 minutes, stirring the onions occasionally.
- Pour in the passata, chilli flakes, turmeric, garam masala, curry powder, ginger, coriander, cumin, black pepper, salt and fenugreek leaves. Add a little water - just a couple of tablespoons, cover the pan with a lid and simmer over a low heat for 20 minutes. (Keep an eye on it to make sure it isn't catching).
- Stir in the chicken and green chillies. Simmer covered for another 20 minutes. You may need to add 1/2 cup of water at around 10 minutes so keep an eye on it!
- Garnish with Coriander and serve!