Sunday, January 30, 2011

Easy Indian Chicken Curry


Literally the words I have to express myself right now as I lick my lips, polishing off the last bits of flavor from the awesome curry dish I made tonight. MMMMMMMMMMMM. Wowza.

So you ask, "Erin, just what was in this dish?"

Lots of spice and everything that's nice.

And, the best part? It was completely made up as I went along.

I started with a lovely Curry Sauce from, with no real idea on where I was going to go next. (full recipe below) As I stirred and smelled the aromas and admired the completed sauce, I looked at it and decided that it wasn't enough on its own, and that it needed more. Not as a sauce, but as a dish. Sadly, I got NO pictures of the finished product, and the in progress dishes do little justice, so no pictures until the next time I make it. But, please enjoy.


Easy Indian Chicken Curry

1 recipe Curry Sauce (see below)

1 cup water
1 large potato, cubed

Add cup of water to the prepared curry sauce along with potato, and cover, allowing to simmer while working on rest of the dish.

1 tbsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 large onion, diced
2 tsp cumin
2 tsp coriander
1 tsp curry powder
2 tbsp wine
1 chicken breast, cubed
1 tsp cinammon
1 can diced tomatoes, drained
2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
yogurt for serving
*note, next time, I would add 1 cup heavy cream at the same time of adding in the potato/curry mixture.

In olive oil, saute garlic and onions until he onions are translucent, then add in the cumin, coriander, curry powder and wine. Add in the chicken and allow to cook until white all around outside. Next, add in potato and curry sauce mixture. (here is where I'd add the cream). Allow to simmer until potato soft, but not mushy.

Serve over basmati rice with a dollop of yogurt and garlic naan. As we didn't have any garlic naan, I took some thin sandwich rounds, pasted with a mixture of melted butter and garlic powder and broiled at 500 degrees for 2-3 minutes.

Curry Sauce (from
1 garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons of onions, finely chopped
3 tablespoons of white wine
1 cup of low-fat chicken broth
1 tablespoon of butter
1 tablespoon of flour
¼ teaspoon of cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons of yellow curry powder mild
2 teaspoons of orange peel, grated
Fresh cilantro, chopped

Allow garlic and onions to "sweat" in wine for 3-4 minutes. Meanwhile mix butter, cayenne and flour in a small bowl. Add the chicken broth to the garlic and onions, and then add in the butter, cayenne and flour mixture. Once well mixed in, bring to a boil and let thicken until sauce is glossy (yes! glossy). Reduce heat and add in the cilantro, curry powder and orange peel.

This is linked to
Dr. Laura's Tasty Tuesday
Hearth & Soul @ Girlichef
Foodie Friday @ Designs for Gollum
Friday Potluck -- right here @ EKat's Kitchen.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday Potluck # 20 and 100th Post

Howdy fellow friends.

Welcome to  


and my 

100th POST!!!! 

Holy moley, it hardly seems possible. Then again, it does! Five months of Friday Potlucks.

Thank you to everyone for reading (and enjoying I hope) and for participating in my weekly potlucks! I love seeing all of your recipe postings and looking through them each week to select a few to highlight, though it's always a tough decision. My 100th post snuck up on me this week, and to celebrate I'm doing a lovely Friday Potluck!!!

EKat's Kitchen, where traditions are celebrated, and Friday Potlucks are serious traditions. :) HA!
In all seriousness, I will be doing a GIVEAWAY in the coming weeks, so please stay tuned! I'll give you notice, and will try to come up with some fun entries for you.

Without further ado, I give you this week's highlights:

Sauteed Crab with Tea Noodles
by Lani @ Food: Cooking and Capturing

I admit I was first captivated by tea noodles, and I would love to know more about them. But I really love the simplicity of Lani's dish. Looks wonderful - and a great lunch!

Peanut Butter Shimp Tamales
by Donna @ My Tasty Journey

MMM... inspired by one of my picks a few weeks ago Miz Helen's Sweet Potato Tamale Dessert, I love the addition of the peanut sauce and savory shrimp.... mmmm.

Baked Italian Chicken Wings
by Claudia @ What's Cookin' Italian Style

I love baked wings, and Claudia's look sooo good! The parmesan-garlic-butter sauce looks awesome... as do Claudia's many dipping sauces.

Coq au Riesling
by Christina @ C+C Marriage Factory

I love Coq au Vin, and think that this white wine sauce version looks great as well. Definitely a keeper.

On to the Potluck!

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The rules:
1. Please link directly to your recipe (not your main blog).
2. Please only one recipe per blog.
3. Be sure, in the linked blog post, to link back here to Friday Potluck @ EKat's Kitchen using the button above or text.
4. Have fun, do some visiting and enjoy!

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