Hey Beach Cottage Lovely Ladies, anyone fancy an easy curry chicken recipe? A Surfer Boy Curry ;-) I think I can help.
So this is the famous easy curry chicken recipe that I have promised to blog about for a while now.
Twice I made it and twice it got eaten before I could take a photo, yep anyone with half a brain cell would have reserved a bit or perhaps people with half a brain cell don’t have three hungry children who seem to have hollow knees. Third time lucky then.
Now I don’t think you should be shouting out about this curry, it doesn’t have any fancy ingredients, but it is just simple and easy and tasty.
I reckon, if you make it, and anyone asks you how you did it, just pretend that it is full of special spices and exotic things from far off lands that come in tiny little jars with big prices.
Really though, you will have opened a jar of curry powder and thrown it in.
I have to say, it’s taken a bit of a journey to get to this curry…I seem to have had some sort of aversion to the use of curry powder, some sort of culinary snobbery to that little jar of orange with the oh-so 1970′s feel.
And so when I used to make a curry, there was all sorts of palaver of spices and mixing and sourcing and long drawn out visits to Indian shops in the back end of nowhere.
Back in the days when I had a life, ooops I mean didn’t have three children, this spice searching and using was totally not a problem. Nope I could spend all day making a curry if I wanted to, I didn’t need an easy curry chicken recipe with one chubby little Honeymoon Baby and not much to do. Gosh I even made my own naan bread too.
As I have said before on here though, that over time changed along with my time and lack thereof.
fast forward a few years and I was getting my hair done and was reading one of those weekly women’s magazines that I would never usually buy….
…in the back was a little section on meals that were super easy with only a few ingredients and in it was an easy curry chicken recipe made with curry powder, it had been styled beautifully and now, wanting and needing very different things from cooking and how I did it I thought that this would be worth a try…no fuss, few ingredients, throw it all in and think of England
a few days later I made it, it wasn’t bad but it didn’t have much depth and so the next time I made it, I threw in half a can of leftover coconut milk that had been lurking in the freezer and some garlic
and it’s been with us ever since…
Here we go then, this is the simplest and tastiest curry for your surfer boys – this easy curry chicken recipe – my kiddos absolutely love this dinner and I love that it ticks all the beach cottage boxes…simple to throw together, uses mega-easy ingredients and can sit on the side all day getting full of flavor while I lie on the sofa pretending to clean the house ;-)
You can do this in your Crock Pot / Slow Cooker or you can do it on the stove, I have also done it in the oven
1.5 kg chicken (I like thighs)
200ml / c. 1 cup coconut milk
2 x medium onions finely chopped
2 tbsp curry powder
1 x chili finely chopped
1 x cup chicken stock
salt & pepper
squeeze lemon juice
3 x cloves garlic
1. soften the garlic & onion in a frying pan
2. add chicken to brown
3. throw in crockpot & add all other ingredients except coconut milk
4. cook on low all day or high 3/4 hours
5. about half an hour before eating add coconut milk & stir through
(you can totally lose step 1 and 2, have to say I usually do, too easy and just throw it all in)
Beach Cottage Recipe Notes **if not making this in a slow cooker just put on a low heat, minimum 1 hour for flavour but at least a few hours is best
**I like this much hotter than this, hence I add more curry powder and more chilli after the Beach Cottage Crew have had theirs ** conversely if you have kiddos who don’t like spicy stuff, omit the chili and just go with one tbsp curry powder **adjust the garlic to your liking, have to say I throw in an extra one for us **I add a green salad to this or any kinda green like snow peas, probs not authentic but I like it** with leftovers add a couple of cans of lentils, a bit extra milk & curry powder and it makes day 2′s dinner too **a bunch of coriander wouldn’t go amiss if you like it, two people in Beach Cottage Land don’t like it so I don’t
I hope you like the sound of it, I must say it’s pretty popular around here…
you can find all Beach Cottage recipes here if you are after nother easy dinner that makes you look like you have been slaving all day, when really you have not…
OK, I am off now, I will see you tomorrow