Hey all! I want to quickly share a dish that was part of this week’s meal prep for one of my male clients. He happens to love curry and I decided to make him a healthier version of chicken curry.
And since it’s summer, I’m putting my grill to good use!
This curry dish is slightly different than most of the curry that you may have eaten. The meat is not simmered in a typical thick and gravy-like sauce. Instead you grill the meat to get a smoky flavor with a hint of curry powder.
So what makes this recipe healthier?
Curry powder and coconut milk!
“Curry” represents a number of different spice concoctions used, depending on what area of the world you’re from. Most curry powders include coriander, turmeric, cumin, and red pepper. Additional ingredients like cinnamon, cloves, mustard seeds, or garlic can also be added to the unique blend.
Bottom line is, each and one of those herb and spices have some type of health benefit. For example, cinnamon and turmeric are anti-inflammatory. And inflammation is the root to many diseases.
Add coconut milk to the mix and you have saturated fatty acids and medium-chain triglycerides which are both easily burned as fuels by the body.
However, make sure that you buy organic coconut milk from cans that are not lined with BPA. The two brands that I trust are Native Forest and Aroy-D, which can be bought on Amazon or health food stores.
- 2 lbs chicken breasts
- 3 tbsp peanut oil (optional olive oil)
- Juice of 1 small lime
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp ground cumin
- 1 1/2 tsp ground coriander
- 2 tbsp tamari (optional: soy sauce)
- 1 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar (optional: regular sugar)
- 2 tsp curry powder
- 1 cup organic coconut milk
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (more if you can handle it!)
- 3-4 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
Marinade the chicken breast with all of the ingredients above, except for cilantro.
TIP: Use a fork to pierce the chicken so the sauce can penetrate through the meat.
Leave the chicken breasts in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. The longer you leave it in there, the more flavorful it will be.
Grill the chicken, and pour the remaining sauce in a small pot. Let it boil for about 5 minutes.
After the chicken is cooked, transfer it to a serving plate and pour the sauce over it. Put the cilantro on top and enjoy!