Curried Chicken and Rice

Rice dishes are no doubt comfort food. Here’s a dish with spice that keeps you more warm inside than steaming out of your mouth.
Curries are often made from a blend of spices, and with all those spices comes tons of flavor and health properties.

Turmeric is the star here, as it will give your food hues of gold. But it’s not just for show. Turmeric boasts plenty of health benefits too. Curcumin is the major ingredient in turmeric. It has strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Active research in turmeric is finding out the role it plays in reducing arthritis to ulcerative colitis.
More definitive research has to be done, but there are links to improving memory and helping keep Alzheimer’s at bay.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups Basmati rice
  • 3 1/2 cups water
  • 1 onion
  • 3 tsp Madras curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 lb. chicken breast or thighs

Preparation:

  • Boil water
  • Quarter and thinly slice onion
  • Slice chicken into thin strips
  • In a large electric slow cooker, mix together all the ingredients
  • Cover and cook on high heat setting for 1 hour
  • Reduce heat to low and cook another 2 1/2 to 3 hours covered
  • Rice should be tender and chicken cooked through

 

GFCF, SF, EF, DF

Legend:

  • GFCF – gluten free casein free
  • SF – soy  free
  • DF – dairy free
  • EF – egg free

Resources:

7 Health Benefits of Turmeric

20 Comments

  1. meyepolbl

    this sounds like an Indian curry?

  2. seatubles

    yeah the Madras curry powder gave it away

  3. beghinjgul

    Basmati rice does toooOOo

  4. vujnighap

    Basmati rice is the best in the world

  5. beghinjgul

    have you even had jasmine rice?

  6. meyepolbl

    the real question is, have y’all had sushi rice

  7. seatubles

    I mean, i”ll eat them all

  8. beghinjgul

    buttttt for real, can we get a Thai curry?

  9. gmgehalle

    Should try Vietnamese curry too! They use Madras powder but not sure what else

  10. beghinjgul

    That’s so cool, I never knew Vietnam had a curry

  11. gmgehalle

    Oh yeah, it’s got chicken, carrots and potatoes…and you eat it with toasted french bread

  12. beghinjgul

    I was going to go with an garlic naan but now hmmm

  13. gmgehalle

    Time for a side-by-side comparison!

  14. beghinjgul

    You know you’re right, in the name of science

  15. welnikjos

    luvvv all the spices, its like comfort food

  16. beghinjgul

    yasss and not spicyyy either

  17. welnikjos

    No way not spicy?! I’m super sensitive to spice but this sounds so good

  18. beghinjgul

    mhmm just take out the cayenne pepper. the rest of the spice is just great flavorrr

  19. welnikjos

    Made this tonight! And I have delicious leftovers for lunch tomorrow

  20. gmgehalle

    it’s a gift that keeps on giving!

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