Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Trying to love Curry...

I have only had limited exposure to Indian food...and I've never cooked with many of the flavors in traditional Indian cooking. I decided to start off easy, with a recipe using Curry- that wasn't too off the charts. I chose to make Curried Honey Mustard Chicken

For this recipe you need : Dijon Mustard, Honey, Curry Powder, Butter, Cayenne Pepper and Chicken.

Mix the mustard, honey, curry, melted butter and cayenne in a baking dish.

Add in chicken and allow to marinade in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.

To go with my chicken, I cooked button mushrooms and green peppers in my new T-Fal skillet. It is AMAZING! I don't even need butter or oil!

I also made a family favorite...Farmers Market Potatoes sliced super thin, drizzled with olive oil, salt, pepper and paprika. Baked in a 450 degree oven until crisp! I pre-heat my cookie sheet to get the bottoms super crisp! They take about 20 minutes, flipping once.

I cooked my chicken while my potatoes were roasting. Cover with foil for the first 10 minutes and then remove foil for the next 10-15 minutes. Time will vary based on the thickness of the chicken.

Stir fry of veggies took about 10 minutes. During this time, I accidentally touched my face after chopping a few peppers from my garden... that I didn't think were hot. Oops- BIG MISTAKE!

The finished product. The chicken was super moist, but the recipe uses way too much butter. It was an easy introduction to Curry, but I'm not so sure I enjoyed it with all the honey. On to my next Curry experiment :)


  1. Mmmmm.....the potatos looks awesome, making my mouth water right now. I don't eat meat, but I am sure it smelled really good. I love the smell, but I just don't like the taste and texture of eating it.

  2. Hi Kathleen- I'm glad to see that you're trying your hand at Indian food. It's my favorite- both to cook AND eat! :) I'd recommend you try vegetarian korma, chickpea curry and definitely you should be making some naan. Murgh makhani is another one of my favorites. And mango lassi. I could eat Indian food every single day. Yum!

  3. Thanks for the suggestions!!! MSC- I could eat those potatoes every day :)
    Jennifer- Do you have any great recipes you could recommend? I'd love to try some other items!