Week 4: Mango Chicken Curry Thursday

An antinflammatory curry that tastes too good to be healthy!

The Basic Mango Chicken Curry Recipe

  • Ingredients

    • 1.5# boneless skinless chicken thighs, breasts, or cutlets

    • 1 bag organic frozen mixed vegetables (peppers, onions, peas, carrots or something similar)

    • 1 semi-firm mango or 1/2 bag frozen mango

    • 2 Tbsp Curry Powder

    • Ghee, coconut oil, or olive oil

    • 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk (or 1 can unsweetened coconut milk + 1/2-1 box chicken broth)

    • Salt & Pepper

    • (optional) 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Instructions

    1. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium heat for 1.5 minutes. Liberally salt & pepper the chicken. Add a dash of cayenne if you like.

    2. Add 2 Tbsp. ghee. Melt & cook chicken on both sides for at least 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

    3. Into the same skillet, add the curry powder, bag of frozen veggies, coconut milk or coconut milk + broth mix, and bring to a low boil. Return the chicken to the pot to finish cooking. Turn heat to low and simmer for 10 minutes.

    4. While this is simmering, peel the mango with a vegetable peeler & chop into 1 inch cubes.

    5. Remove chicken and cut into 1 inch cubes. Return to the curry with the mango & serve. Top with fresh cilantro or basil if you like!

  • Ideas:

    • Add chickpeas for a slow-digesting starch.

    • Serve over cauli-rice, broccoli, or a salad, or serve with white rice.

    Rotate chicken with shrimp, white fish, steak, or pork. 

Feeling Fancy? Try these fresh ingredients:

  • Ingredients

    • 1.5# boneless skinless chicken thighs, breasts, or cutlets

    • 1 red onion, chopped

    • 1 bell pepper, any color, chopped

    • 1 cup cabbage, chopped

    • 1 semi-ripe mango, still firm, not gooshy

    • 2 Tbsp Curry Powder

    • Ghee, coconut oil, or olive oil

    • 2 cans unsweetened coconut milk (or 1 can unsweetened coconut milk + 1/2-1 box chicken broth)

    • Salt & Pepper

    • (optional) 1/2 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped

  • Instructions

    1. Using fresh ingredients, chop the onion, cabbage, and pepper first.

    2. After following step 1 in the Basic Recipe, searing the outside of the chicken, add the onion, cabbage and pepper, and cook 2-3 minutes until softened.

    3. Follow the remaining instructions as is.

     

Going deeper with this lesson

  • Why you need to understand this recipe:

    Curries are a fantastic way to experiment with different veggies and flavors. Pick any 2-3 and see what happens. Becoming comfortable putting your own recipes together is a key step to make sustainable changes. It’s how you flow.

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