September Recipe Of The Month: Simple Yellow Chicken Curry

Recipe of the month - simple yellow chicken curry

This is the first post in the “Recipe of the Month” series. Spending money on ready-made food and ingredients can be one of the largest expenses in your budget. My household has the mainstays that are generally budget-friendly, tasty meals that don’t make you feel deprived in the slightest. My goal with this series is to share my cost-effective go-to recipes that couples and families will enjoy.

September 2017 – Recipe of the Month

Curry

Simple Yellow Chicken Curry

comfort food traditional to Asia, with essential ingredients such as curry powder and coconut milk.

Best time to enjoy – Spring, Fall, and Winter

Servings x 8


Recipe Ingredients

ITEM ESTIMATED COST
Madras curry powder x 1**  $7.99
Coconut milk x 2 cans  $4.00
Chicken breast x 4  $15.00
Regular potatoes x 4 (medium-sized)  $4.00
Sweet potatoes x 3 (medium-sized)  $4.00
Onion x 1  $1.25
Dipping bread or rice  $6.50
TOTAL  $42.74
INITIAL COST PER SERVING  $5.34
**one -time cost, will last a long time

Recipe Directions

  • Prep 20 minutes
  • Cook 1 ½ – 2 hours

 Prep:

  • Chop onion and raw chicken into bite-size pieces
  • Season chicken with salt and pepper
  • Chop potatoes into slightly larger pieces so that they do not fall apart during the cooking process

Cooking process:

  • Place onion and potatoes in medium to large pot on stovetop under medium heat
  • Pour in 1 ½ cups of water
  • Pour in both cans of coconut milk
  • Stir and let the pot heat up and begin cooking the ingredients, about 5-10 minutes
  • Stir in the raw chicken
  • Stir in 4 tablespoons of curry powder (adjust to taste)
  • Add more water to cover ingredients, if needed
  • Let the pot get to simmering, and then turn down to low-medium, place lid on the pot and let cook for 1 ½ – 2 hours (avoid a rolling boil)
  • Ensure potatoes are cooked through prior to serving
  • Add salt to taste

Serve with bread or over rice.

Enjoy, and share your thoughts if you try this recipe!

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2 thoughts on “September Recipe Of The Month: Simple Yellow Chicken Curry

  1. Thank you for this recipe! It sounds just like the curry my mom used to make when I was a kid. The only difference was that hers also had carrot chunks and a can of bamboo mixed in. Wow, talk about comfort food on a cold winter day!

    1. Sometimes I do add carrots and bamboo if I’m looking for variety, but if additional solid ingredients are added, an additional can of coconut milk may be needed to keep the base from getting too watered down. Thanks for sharing your experience with curry!

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