Wow… where did the last month go? It’s already April, and here I am just about ready to stow away my down jacket and winter boots for good until next season. I for one cannot wait to kick winter out the door- in fact, I’m getting summer started early with a trip to Florida next week to visit my grandmother.
I hope to be able to make some noms there too, when I’m not too busy making life’s tough decisions, like whether to hit up either the beach or the pool. Or maybe get a massage instead? Pass me a margarita, please!
To celebrate the arrival of spring and warmer weather, I whipped up this quick ‘n easy curry that’s loaded with fresh flavors like ginger, lime, and cilantro. Super fragrant, but not too spicy. I kind of ended up adding whatever I thought would taste good here- and the result was refreshing, filling and downright tasty!
Ginger Curry Chicken
- 2 tbsp ginger paste
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 2 tbsp curry powder, divided
- Juice of one lime
- 2 chicken breasts, chopped into 1-inch pieces
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 onion, chopped lengthwise to make 1/2-inch strips
- 1/2 cup chicken broth
- 2 green onions, sliced thinly
- 2 cups cooked rice
- cilantro for garnish
1) Place chopped chicken in a plastic bag, along with 1 tbsp of the ginger paste, chili powder, and 1 tbsp of the curry powder. Add half the lime juice, and shake the bag to make sure the spices and flavors are incorporated and coat the chicken. Refrigerate for at least a half hour or as long as 6 hours.
2) Heat oil in large pan. Add garlic and onions and cook until onions start to soften, around 3 minutes. Add chicken and nestle in among the onions and garlic, and let sit for 3 minutes, then stir and let sit for another 3 minutes. This is to ensure the chicken gets a nice crust and is brown on all sides.
3) Add chicken broth, remaining 1 tbsp curry powder, and remaining ginger and lime juice. Let simmer for another 5 minutes.
4) Add green onions and stir one final time, before plating over rice. Garnish with cilantro and enjoy!
What’s your favorite way to banish the winter blues?