Friday, April 25, 2008

Chicken Curry




A while back Tracy asked me about dinner recipes and it got me thinking. I really don't have many dinner "recipes" for Emily (my 6 yr old) because our family (generally speaking) does not share her food, so her dinner is almost always something I can just heat up or throw together quickly. Now I know at this point some of you are shaking your heads at me in dissapproval. I know that a lot of families sit down and eat allergen free food together and I applaude them! In this family, however, it just isn't feasible. I have a husband and daughter who are red meat eaters, one daughter who is allergic to red meat but eats turkey, chicken, and pork, and one daughter who is a vegetarian...me, I'll eat anything! Then we add in food allergies and the fact that everyone here has DIFFERENT food allergies...well, I just can't do it! This brings me to my latest recipe. My oldest and youngest daughters pretty much don't touch each others food, their eating habits are the least similar in the family, but this weekend Amanda (my 14 yr old) made an incredible chicken curry that the three of us sat down and ate together and it was so nice! (my husband hates curry and Nikki my 12 yr old had leftovers, but I'm happy with 3 out of 5!) This is is an Americanized chicken curry so it's not too spicy and very child friendly. Before I get into the recipe I also wanted to make a note to Tracy: I think you can do this one if you use cubed pork instead of chicken and veggie broth for the chicken broth.

3 c Cubed cooked chicken
2 T Olive oil
1 Medium onion, chopped
1 T Curry powder (we used The Spice Hunter salt free organic curry seasoning)
1/2 t Salt
1 Granny smith apple, chopped
1/3 c Golden raisins (regular raisins are fine and much cheaper!)
1 c Chicken broth
Prepared rice, shredded coconut (we use sweetened to balance out the spice of the curry), and chopped cilantro

Heat olive oil in a large frying pan. Add onions and cook over med heat until soft. Stir in curry powder and salt and cook for 1 minute. Add chicken, apples, raisins, and broth, and bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat to med-low and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes.

Serve over warm rice. We put out our cilantro and coconut separately so each person can add to taste. Quick, simple, and so delicious!

6 comments:

mjennings26 said...

Allergy Mom,
I don't know how you do it with all those food allergies and preferences. I have a hard enough time feeding myself!

FoodAllergyMom said...

I'm glad SOMEONE appreciates it (if not my family)! The worst part is the guilt I feel with this whole "the family should sit down and eat together" movement that seems to be going on. I just start cooking meals and feeding each person as theirs is done. Whatever, we each do what's best for us, right?

Becky @ Boys Rule My Life said...

You had asked about a dairyfree/eggfree/glutenfree cake recipe. This recipe calls for eggs, but maybe it'll be a good starting point:

http://cookingformara.blogspot.com/search/label/Cake

If you stop by Cooking for Mara, tell her I sent ya! :)

FoodAllergyMom said...

Thank you Becky, unfortunately I have plenty of STARTING points already, what I need is a decent ENDING point! lol
I did check out Cooking For Mara and it is a great blog. Anyone looking for dairy/soy/gluten free recipes should take a look.

sweetrosie said...

I remember when my daughter wouldn't eat her dinner unless everything was either not touching or in seperate bowls... Then she went vegetarian, THEN no red meat, THEN another exclusion diet for her skin. I know what "fun" mealtimes can be :) Now I just have to be sure I make enough so her boyfriend can come to dinner every night!

FoodAllergyMom said...

Rosie, how old is your daughter? I saw the picture on your sight of her licking the bowl. You have such a youthful way about you I can't imagine you having a daughter old enough to date. Then again, I can't imagine ME having a daughter old enough to date either, but my oldest will be 15 in 9 days! Ohhhhh, where did the time go???