This dish has been a favorite of mine for as long as I can remember; my younger brother loves it even more. This meal has so many nutrients; it’s packed with vitamins from the fresh vegetables and protein from the chicken breast. It’s also very comforting because of the warm spices like curry incorporated in the dish. Did I forget to mention easy? It’s all in one pot! Not much mess or hassle. Sounds good to me 🙂
Total time: 1 hour
Serving: 6-8 people
2 pieces of skinless, boneless chicken breast
1 cup of heavy cream or half n’ half
1/4 cup of flour or corn starch
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tablespoons Mild or Hot Curry powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 yellow onion chopped
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
Kettle of boiling water or stock (chicken or veggie)
4 garlic cloves finely chopped
1-2 large potatos chopped
2 chopped carrots
1 package of white mushrooms (optional)
- Take out a large pot; add the olive oil and turn on your stove to medium heat. Once the onion is cut up; place into the pot and lightly sauté with the garlic. Cook by itself for about 5-7 minutes.
- Next, cut your chicken breasts into cubes and place into the pot as well. Sprinkle the curry powder on top of the chicken, onion and garlic then gently mix all together. Season with salt and pepper. Allow chicken to cook for approx. 5 minutes on medium heat. Add the cornstarch or flour at this point and let it coat the chicken. Stir a few times.
- Add the cubes of potatoes and carrots to the pot and cover the veggies and chicken with boiling water and/or stock. Season the veggies with salt and pepper as well.
- Cover the pot and let all those flavors simmer among themselves.
- Allow for everything to cook for another 30 min or so.
- After 30 minutes, take a spoonful of the chicken, potato, and carrots and see if it’s cooked through. You can do this by cutting them in half. Chicken is cooked if no pink is showing; white all the way through. Potato and carrot will be tender; no difficulty in cutting.
- Once that is achieved, cut up the mushrooms and add to the pot as well. Allow simmering for another 5 min.
- Last but not least, taste the stew; if salt or pepper is needed; add more.
This stew is actually one of my favorites. It also tastes great with rice and plain yogurt to cool off the heat from the curry if needed and served with Arabic rice.