• Kim Tomassi

SIMPLE CHICKEN CURRY WITH SAFFRON RICE

Updated: Jun 24

Serves: 4

Prep: 10– 15 mins

Cook: 30 - 45 mins

Nutrition per serving:

Kcal – 531

Fat – 22g

Carbs – 47g

Protein – 36g


WHAT YOU NEED

For the Chicken:

  • 8 skinless chicken thighs fillets

  • 1 tbsp. oil

  • 1 large onion, diced

  • 1 tbsp. ginger, minced

  • 5 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ tsp. black pepper

  • 3 large tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 ½ tsp. turmeric

For the rice:

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) boiling water

  • Pinch saffron threads (roughly 1/8 tsp.)

  • 1 cup (225g) basmati rice

  • 1 tsp. coconut oil

  • 1/2 tsp. onion powder

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1 3/4 cup vegetable stock


WHAT YOU NEED TO DO

  • Season the thighs with salt and pepper.

  • Heat the oil in the pan, fry the thighs on both sides until golden brown. Remove from the pan and set aside.

  • In the same pan sauté the diced onion, garlic and ginger for 3-4 mins, often stirring — season with pepper and turmeric. Then add chopped tomatoes, and 1/4 cup of water, season with salt and bring to a boil.

  • Place the chicken thighs in the simmering sauce, cover with a lid and cook for about 30-45 mins or until the meat is tender.

  • In the meantime cook the rice. Combine saffron threads and boiling water and allow to brew’ for at least 5 minutes.

  • In a medium pot, combine saffron and the water with the rice and all other ingredients.

  • Cover and bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit for covered another 10 minutes before serving.

  • Serve 2 chicken thighs along with sauce and a serving of saffron rice.

Tip: rice can also be prepared in a rice cooker, prep the saffron as above and then follow rice cooker instructions.


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