It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe so I thought I’d share this culinary adventure today. First off I must thank whichever of my lovely coworkers left a Women’s Health magazine in the breakroom at work because that is where I found the prototype for this recipe. I looked it up online & modified it to meet my own ideas/ingredients. This recipe fits all three of my biggest requirements for recipes: easy/quick, healthy, & delicious! You can find the original recipe here: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/nutrition/turmeric-chicken-recipe
Here’s my version.
- Chicken breast potions (you can cut them up yourself or use the ones that are already in strips). Use however many you think you’ll eat in one sitting.
- 2 TBS (OR MORE!!!) curry (I don’t have plain turmeric which was called for in the original recipe so I just used my curry because the main ingredient in it is turmeric.) I would recommend not measuring & just seasoning “to taste.” It’s more fun that way!
- 1 apple, peeled & sliced (I used a gala apple because that’s what I had available in the house but any kind ought to suffice.)
- Butter (Who measures?!)
- Olive oil (Again, who measures?!)
- 1 TBS sugar (I only use brown sugar because I like to think it’s marginally healthier.)
- 1-2 TBS white cooking wine (I didn’t have sherry vinegar which the original recipe called for so I used this instead & it worked just fine.)
- 1/4 tsp salt
- I specifically bought shallots to use in this recipe & then forgot to use them! SO TYPICAL. Anyway, it tasted amazing without them, so now I get to make it again tomorrow & actually use said shallots.
- Cut & peel the apple
- Melt the butter in a pan on the stove
- Mix brown sugar & salt & pour into the butter with the apples
- Brown these for approximately 10 minutes or until they are soft. Then add the cooking wine & brown for another minute or two.
- Meanwhile, combine some olive oil & curry & coat the chicken pieces in that
- Warm a pan with olive oil for cooking the chicken
- Cook the chicken in the olive oil
- If you’re smart you’ll have two pans going so everything gets done at the same time. If you’re scatter-brained in the kitchen like me, you’ll realize once the apples are done that you haven’t even started on the chicken, so you’ll use the same pan & hope the apples stay warm while the chicken cooks (they did). This actually might not be a bad tactic because the chicken soaked up some of the flavor from the apples & the wine/butter/sugar.
- When everything is done, combine the apples & the chicken for a very tasty, wholesome homemade meal!
All told, this recipe took 20 minutes tops & would have been faster if I’d used two pans so I could cook the chicken & apples at the same time in separate pans. Basically I can’t wait to make it again tomorrow. And hopefully remember the shallots this time, ha!
In case you’re wondering, no, I didn’t take that picture. I ate mine too fast to even think about photographing it. 🙂
Let me know how this turns out if you decide to try it.
This looks so d*mn good. I will try to make it this week and let you know, but I’m sure I’ll love it. It meets my requirements, too, of quick, easy and healthy!
Yay! Hope it turns out well for you & you love it as much as I did.
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That WAS delicious! I didn’t use shallots, but I added a little garlic. I also used turmeric! Even my 15yo loved it!
Yay, so glad y’all loved it! I made it with shallots the second time & I liked it even more w/ those. I bet the garlic was great too.
Yum, It really looks very good. I think will try to do this recipe to my husband but adding some honey BBQ sauce made at home.
Thanks for this great idea.