Chicken Curry

Total Time: 40 minutes

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

Author: Jaclyn


Chicken Curry


· 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander· 1 tsp ground cumin· 1/2 tsp turmeric· 1/2 tsp fennel seeds, (crushed in a small bag with a meat mallet)· 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon· 1/2 tsp ground black pepper· 1/4 tsp ground mustard· 1/4 tsp ground cloves· 2 Tbsp olive oil· 1 small yellow onion, (chopped (1 cup))· 4 garlic cloves, (minced (1 1/2 Tbsp))· 1 Tbsp peeled and minced fresh ginger· 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth· 3/4 cup drained canned diced tomatoes or peeled, seeded, diced fresh tomatoes· Salt· Cayenne pepper, (to taste)· 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, (diced into 1 1/4-inch cubes)· 1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 2 tsp water ((optional))· 1/3 cup heavy cream· 2 Tbsp chopped cilantro


Step 1In a small mixing bowl whisk together all of the spices in the spice blend, set aside.Step 2Heat olive oil in a 12-inch non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.Step 3Add in onion and saute until slightly golden brown, about 4 - 6 minutes.Step 4Add in garlic and ginger, saute 30 seconds more then add in spice blend and saute 30 seconds.Step 5Pour in chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 5 minutes.Step 6Pour mixture into a blender then cover with lid and remove lid insert, cover opening with a clean folded kitchen rag.Step 7Blend mixture until well pureed and smooth then return to skillet and heat skillet over medium-high heat.Step 8Season sauce with salt and cayenne pepper (start with about 1/2 tsp salt and a few dashes cayenne then add more to taste) then add in chicken.Step 9Bring to a simmer then reduce heat to medium-low, cover skillet with lid and simmer until chicken has cooked through, stirring occasionally, about 8 -  12 minutes.Step 10During the last minute of cooking stir in the cornstarch and water slurry if desired, to thicken sauce slightly (or if needed thin with a little chicken broth).Step 11Stir in cream then serve warm with cilantro over basmati rice.Step 12Recipe source: Cooking Classy