Chicken and Plantain Curry

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Were you bummed I didn’t post any recipe on Monday?? Who am I kidding, you didn’t even notice did you? Well if you were worried about me, don’t you worry your lil’ bum, I’m alive. Barely. It was my CrossFit gym’s Christmas party this Saturday….and ITWASEPICOHMYGOD.

But let’s first chat about the beginning of the day. I competed in my first lil’ Oly competition at Alpine CrossFit. Super fun day. I PR’d on my snatch! It wasn’t much weight but it felt good so I was happy! And luckily, I got to see myself in pictures, mid lift, and figured out I look slightly cross-eyed when I lift heavy objects. Cute. Real cute. At least I didn’t have to wear a singlet. Me in a singlet AND cross-eyed. Woooow. I was the only person without weight lifting shoes or a belt. I’m so under prepared. I like spending my money on food instead. I’ll just lift in my slipper shoes. I have quiet feet. Good for creepin.

So after the competition, I had to cook some bacon wrapped dates to take to the CrossFit party. Well that was a waste since I burnt them. I wasn’t even intoxicated at the time. Just easily distracted. By the shower. And having to shave my legs for the first time in a while. That took forever. But I had to shave my legs…I wore a dress. So I also HAD to consume alcohol to feel even slightly comfortable in that thing. It’s funny that I talk about how I don’t drink that often and then have large posts about nights out drinking…am I a compulsive liar!? Maybe. But really, when I drink, I go all out. My mother really appreciates that. I’m just not one to drink alcohol for fun. Dark chocolate is fun. Alcohol tastes like nail polish remover. So Saturday night, I drank. I drank a lot. I drank out of a bottle, out of a cup, out of shotski. Really anything I could. Then I danced. Our gym was transformed into a winter wonderland, so I utilized the platforms as my dancing fortress. I don’t even know what I just said. But I danced a lot. Danced meaning paced circles around people in order not to fall and roll my ankle in my heels. Oh wait, that happened anyways. I also somehow ended up in Boystown (the gay bar down the street). No idea how, but I’m guessing the music was calling my name. Pretty solid night if you ask me.

Carrying around a bottle of Skyy Vodka. Always keepin it classy. (if you didn’t want your picture featured on my blog, JOKES ON YOU!)

I woke up the next morning unable to move. I stared at the coffee pot for a good 15 minutes before I decided it was time to rudely text Laura to get her out of bed. But at least we were incredibly productive that day….oh wait….we literally didn’t leave the couch for a good solid 5 hours probably. Wait wait wait, I peed once. Yep, productive.

Paleo Chicken and Plantain Curry

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INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 plantains, peeled on chopped
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon vindaloo curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (fresh would be wicked good)
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • cilantro, to garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Chop your chicken. I use scissors. Life is so much easier with butcher scissors (I'm not sure that's a real name)
  2. Now you need to chop your plantains. I bought some of the softer (I'm guess more ripe plantains- I know nothing about them) so they would be easier to peel. I just cut both ends off, then made a knife slit down the inside and peeled the skin right now. If the plantains aren't quite as soft, you will have you use a bit more muscle to peel them. Strong hands means strong mind.
  3. Pull out a large pot or deep skillet and put under medium-high heat. Add your coconut oil to get hot. Once the oil is hot, add your chopped chicken to the pot/skillet to sear.
  4. Top your chicken off with your regular curry powder.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked on the bottom side, add your coconut milk, plantains, and the rest of your spices to the pot/skillet. Mix to combine.
  6. Turn temperature on low, cover, and cook for about 6-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (depending on the size of the chicken pieces) and plantains are soft.
  7. Top with a bit of cilantro and a slice of avocado!
  8. Consume!

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INGREDIENTS :

  • 2 plantains, peeled on chopped
  • 1.5 lbs chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 (14 oz) canned coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon vindaloo curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (fresh would be wicked good)
  • pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • cilantro, to garnish

DIRECTIONS :

  1. Chop your chicken. I use scissors. Life is so much easier with butcher scissors (I'm not sure that's a real name)
  2. Now you need to chop your plantains. I bought some of the softer (I'm guess more ripe plantains- I know nothing about them) so they would be easier to peel. I just cut both ends off, then made a knife slit down the inside and peeled the skin right now. If the plantains aren't quite as soft, you will have you use a bit more muscle to peel them. Strong hands means strong mind.
  3. Pull out a large pot or deep skillet and put under medium-high heat. Add your coconut oil to get hot. Once the oil is hot, add your chopped chicken to the pot/skillet to sear.
  4. Top your chicken off with your regular curry powder.
  5. Once the chicken is cooked on the bottom side, add your coconut milk, plantains, and the rest of your spices to the pot/skillet. Mix to combine.
  6. Turn temperature on low, cover, and cook for about 6-8 minutes or until chicken is cooked through (depending on the size of the chicken pieces) and plantains are soft.
  7. Top with a bit of cilantro and a slice of avocado!
  8. Consume!

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Oh, Hi! I’m Juli.

I’m a food hoarder. And a really bad dancer. If you don’t know me well, you will probably not understand my humor. Therefore, I apologize ahead of time. Thanks for listening to my ramblings of my ever-changing life and trusting my kitchen mishaps. Your trust in me is appreciated.

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24 thoughts on “Chicken and Plantain Curry”

  1. You're the best Carolyn! I actually don't have a recipe for bacon wrapped dates because they are as easy as they sound. Pit the dates, put an almond in the center, wrap a sliced piece of bacon around it. Then bake at 350 for 20-30 minutes. I honestly don't know how long because I'll just keep on eye on them to make sure they don't burn…oh wait, I obviously suck at that. So just be careful. SOOOOOOO GOOOD.

  2. Thanks! I am so making those this holiday season! You are making me a really good cook:) I made the cinnamon apple onion pork chops…..WOW! My hubby was very impressed with me/you. Then I took the left overs to school the next day (I sub) and I got several comments on my "gourmet" meal! You are def my new hero.

  3. Thanks! I am so making those this holiday season! You are making me a really good cook:) I made the cinnamon apple onion pork chops…..WOW! My hubby was very impressed with me/you. Then I took the left overs to school the next day (I sub) and I got several comments on my "gourmet" meal! You are def my new hero.

  4. You're the best Carolyn!!!

    I ended up snatching 130lbs Kaitlin. pr but have a long ways to go to actually get stronger

  5. Many thanks, another winner recipe. ANNNND, bacon-wrapped dates ta boot. Hellz yeah, the world is a much better place with bacon in it. Un-frickin-believably tasty!
    PS:Chicken scissors I think are technically called "poultry shears"…good on ya for the lifts too 😉

  6. I was looking for a chicken and plantain curry recipe, and I’m going to try this one simply because you wrote “1/2 teaspoon ground ginger (fresh would be wicked good)” You gotta be from Boston my hometown!!

  7. Julie! You are awsome! You are funny, smart, incredibly fit and a wonderful example of strong as the new sexy. I laugh until I cry when I read a lot of your stuff it is so darn funny. Thank you for everything you do for us, the PaleOMG minions.

    I made your Fudgy Fig Balls for a Paleo Potluck at my Box and everyone Loved them. I only had to get three stitches (long story) but it was worth it!

    I wish you tons of continued success!!!

    Minion

  8. J-Bomb (yes it works)

    Wouldn’t that be cool!! No…..I bought a food processor, cause what J-Bomb Minion doesn’t have a FP and a crock-pot!? Right? Needed it for my FFBalls. Opening the box and the blade fell out on my foot. Blood everywhere, so I wen’t all Adam-12 on it (Yes I am old okay, don’t rub it in by saying you have no idea what show I am talking about) Finally, at the ER I took off my sock expecting to see this huge gash with bone and ligaments and tissue, like brain tissue…..and it was a teenie, tinee 1″ cut. I thought for sure i was headed for a Scooby-Doo (I know you know that one) band-aid and a sucker. Luckily, I left with 3-stitches AND at least some dignity.

    Have a fantastic day!

  9. This recipe is great! I made is many times, first time a long time ago, but I just wanted to tell you that even my non-paleo parents like it a lot (only they add rice haha) 🙂 I do make a couple changes including less garlic, and I still have never bought vindaloo curry powder.
    Also, I love plantains 🙂

  10. This was delicious and will def be thrown into the regular rotation. I also added some turmeric, garlic, onion, and cumin powder based off another comment. And instead of vindaloo (didnt have any) I used garam masala. Definitely would like a little more heat next time but I devoured my dinner. 🙂

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