Oh, hello March! And hello there hungry foodie friends.
I’m simultaneously gripping onto to the last threads of cooler weather, yet also discreetly ushering in sunnier, longer days with this twist on a classic Indian dish, chicken curry. The caramelized onions and blistered cherry tomatoes contribute a sweet layer to an intensely warm, soul-lifting meal experience encountered within the loose confines of this recipe. In fact, I’ve come to the realization that rarely do I recreate one dish the exact same way as I did it the last time. Though there is beauty and strong memory ties in leaving well-enough (or perfectly delicious) alone, the artist in me feels stifled by the idea of a carbon copy recipe. So, take this as a guideline and run wild with whatever creative inspiration or seasonal ingredient that piques your interest. Perhaps that’s sun-drying your own tomatoes, swirling in a swish of sherry vinegar, or serving this out of a coconut!
Run wild, be free, go forth and feed people! Buen provecho.
- 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
- 2 yellow onions, very thinly sliced
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 Tablespoons minced fresh ginger
- 2 Tablespoons good yellow curry paste (homemade or store-bought)
- 2-3 chicken breasts and/or thighs, cubed
- 1 (14oz) can light coconut milk
- ~2 teaspoons sea salt (or to taste)
- ~1 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 2-5 little cherry tomatoes on the vine
- parsley or basil
- cooked jasmine rice
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a cooking sheet with foil and place cherry tomatoes in as oven in preheating. Roast 30-45 minutes until blistered.
- Meanwhile, heat up the stove to low-medium heat and add coconut oil and onions, stirring occasionally, for about 20-30 minutes. In the meantime, prep other ingredients and cook rice for the curry.
- Once onions are caramelized, add in chicken, and cook through about 10 min. Add coconut milk and spices and cook, covered, about 20 minutes over low-medium heat.
- Even better the next day!