One Skillet Curry Chicken will dazzle your tastebuds, bring rave reviews, & you have a secret bomb ingredient! Truly simplicity!
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Chicken curry is considered delicious for so many reasons!
Oh, yes, for sure, the flavorful spices: Chicken curry typically incorporates a blend of aromatic spices like cumin, coriander, turmeric, ginger, garlic, and chili, among others. These spices create a complex and rich flavor profile that is both satisfying and enticing to the taste buds.
Easy Chicken Curry
Now, what’s going to make this dish so dang easy? Well, it’s going to be the ‘soup’ that you use in it. Not just any soup, but either Butter Curry or Thai Chicken Curry soup from Kettle and Fire. I mean I’m eliminating sooooooooooooo much time and prep for you. Why? Because I know that so many of you want to eat healthy, want excellent flavor, but you just don’t have time! So we’re opting for convenience and still getting healthy and lots of flavor.
So, yes, for this recipe, you need to check out the soups at Kettle and Fire. Use my code, ALLYSKITCHEN, and you’ll get 20% off your orders!
And, my suggestion is that you keep a few stocked in your pantry just for recipes like this because there are more!
Curry Chicken with Rice
Chicken curry is a versatile dish that can be customized to suit different tastes. Whether you prefer it mild or spicy, with various vegetables, or served with different types of rice or bread, it can be adapted to your preferences.
Another thing about chicken curry, it’s satisfying and comforting. Chicken curry is a comfort food for many people. The combination of warm spices and hearty chicken creates a satisfying and comforting meal, especially on a chilly day.
Best Curry Chicken Recipe
Now once you check the ingredients in the soup, which becomes your curry base for the chicken to simmer and cook in, and for you to sop your rice or pasta in, you’ll know why it’s pretty extraordinary!
As we know, the sauce in chicken curry is often made with ingredients like coconut milk, yogurt, or tomatoes, resulting in a creamy and savory base that complements the chicken and spices. And, many of these ingredients are already incorporated into the soup.
I like to add a tad bit more red curry paste, and here’s my favorite from Amazon. It’s great to many dishes!
Simple Chicken Curry Recipe
One skillet meals are typically quick and easy to prepare since all the ingredients cook together in a single pan. This saves time on both preparation and cleanup, making them ideal for busy individuals or families.
And, when everyone is going this way and that, there’s work, school, commitments, appointments and more, you’ll find that this simple chicken curry recipe will be your go to on a hectic weeknight!
Easy Skillet Meals
So why skillet meals. Well, let’s talk about some of the selling points!
- Minimal cleanup: As the name suggests, you only need one skillet to cook the entire meal. This means fewer dishes to wash after cooking, which can be a significant time saver.
- Flavorful results: Cooking all the ingredients together in one skillet allows the flavors to meld and develop, resulting in a rich and flavorful dish.
- Nutrient retention: Since all the ingredients are cooked together, there’s less chance of nutrients leaching into cooking water. This helps retain more of the vitamins and minerals present in the ingredients.
Another great skillet meal with chicken is my Greek Chicken; OMG, you must try!
Healthy One Skillet Meal
Add to those reasons above, these other reasons:
- Versatility: One skillet meals can be incredibly versatile. You can mix and match various proteins, vegetables, grains, and sauces to create a wide range of dishes to suit different tastes and dietary preferences. For instance, with this recipe, you have the option of using a Butter Curry OR Thai Curry soup as your base. Don’t want to use spinach? Try another green, broccoli, broccolini, kale, chard, peas, hey, even sliced okra or green beans!
- Balanced meals: It’s easy to create well-balanced meals with a variety of nutrients in one skillet. You can combine lean proteins, whole grains, and a variety of vegetables to ensure you’re getting a diverse range of nutrients in one dish. You choose if you want to serve over rice or pasta. Maybe so. Maybe not. Or you can serve in a bowl with a lot of the creamy sauce and have a loaf of hot baguette ready to serve with it. Oh, the sopping is divine!
Easy One Skillet Dinner
Meal planning made easy is one big advantage with pulling out just one skillet. One skillet meals simplify meal planning, especially if you have limited time or ingredients on hand. With a few basic staples and some fresh ingredients, you can whip up a satisfying meal in no time.
And, another thing about one skillet. Well, there’s a built in ‘portion’ control. One skillet meals can help with portion control since you’re cooking a fixed amount of food in one pan. This can be beneficial for those looking to manage their calorie intake.
Dinner Recipes No Oven
Now, you can cook this on the stovetop or finish in the oven as I did. Your choice again. Isn’t it wonderful to have choices!
Just make sure that your chicken is at a finished temperature of 165+. Use your meat thermometer to check that largest piece for this temp. And, another thing, the bone in and skin on pasture raised chicken delivers so so so much more flavor and nutrition.
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- 2 lbs. pasture raised chicken thighs, bone in skin on
- 4 Tbl. extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 cups sweet onions, medium to large dice or French slice
- 1 box (16 oz.) Kettle and Fire Butter Curry or Thai Curry soup + 1 1/2 cups water to rinse out box
- 6-8 cups fresh baby spinach, packed
- GARNISH: Grated parmesan regianno, optional
- Preheat oven to 400
- Heat a braising skillet on medium high. Let it get hot. Add the olive oil. Put the chicken in and brown on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Salt and pepper to taste.
- Add the garlic, onions, soup/water and give a blend. Cover tightly with a lid.
- Finish cooking in a preheated 400 oven for about 20 minutes or until the largest piece of chicken registers 165+ degrees with a meat thermometer. Turn off oven!
- Remove the lid. Add the spinach to the top. Replace the lid. Return to the hot oven about 5 minutes or so until the spinach wilts.
- Pull out of the oven and blend the wilted spinach into the sauce and chicken.
- Ready to serve!