Curry with Jamaican Curry Powder, Super quick meal!

It was Saturday morn and caught one of those Tasty video's while getting ready for work.  Hey we all need some inspiration.  Theirs was a veggie curry but I knew would pick up some chicken thighs for my curry on my way home.

I got home as was sure as my name that I had a Madras Curry powder in my pantry.  No Madras Curry powder but I had a handful of Jamaican Curry Powders.  Every visit I make back to Florida with the Hubby to see the Mum in Law, I load up on all those pantry items that you can't find in California.  More so Haitian and Jamaican pantry items.  I was not about to go back out to a store when just commuted over an hour home.  What was supposed to be a Indian kick got kicked up by Jamaica!

Quick Easy Coconut Chicken Curry

  • Chicken thighs skinless/boneless.  5-6 are perfect to serve 4-6 people.  Salt and pepper about a teaspoon each or to taste. 
  • ANY veggies you want to throw in or not.  We boiled some cubed potatoes. 2 large peeled and chopped.
  • Carrots, 3 large side sliced into thick slices.
  • 1 medium to large onion diced.
  • 6 cloves garlic minced or less if not into garlic.  
  • 2 teaspoons cumin.
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne, or eliminate if you like a milder curry and have a hot curry powder.  
  • 4 teaspoons of curry powder of your choice.
  • Salt and Pepper a teaspoon each.  
  • 1 inch piece ginger minced or MAKE YOUR LIFE EASY.. have some ginger paste or powder in your pantry.  Makes life easier.  
  • Two 14oz cans of diced tomatoes of any sort.  Plain, roasted with garlic, etc.  
  • Two 14 oz cans of Coconut Milk FULL FAT.  
  • Feel free to use whatever veggies you would like.  Canned peas, green beans or chickpeas are good.  
  • Cilantro (aka Coriander) to garnish.
  1. Bake your thighs at 350 for about 40 minutes after putting your potatoes to boil for about 12 minutes.
  2. Drain potatoes and set aside.
  3. Saute the onion & carrots in some oil in the pot you will utilize to host your curry.  Add your garlic about 4 minutes in so it does not burn.  About 3-5 minutes and then add all your spices, salt and pepper and any other veggies you want to add with the tomatoes.  
  4. Add coconut milk and simmer.  By this time your thighs are done.  Pull out of the oven and pull apart with forks or slice or dice into cubes.  All up to you.  Let it simmer a bit with the veggies and adjust the curry to your taste.

Garnish with the Cilantro and serve with rice or on it's own.  This recipe is really easier than all the words above.  It is just a platform and you make it your own!  Huge time saver for a quick dinner.  
Remember, life is too short to eat badly!


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