I am a newlywed on a budget, just trying to make healthy and inexpensive meals for my husband and I to enjoy. He eats a lot, so cost is a big factor. Though I work 3 jobs, I manage to find time 6 nights a week to cook a full dinner for us both. I am constantly looking for new recipes that are moderately healthy, taste great, and won't break the bank.

On the side, I also own a brownie business called Gersheybars. My passion and love for cooking started when I was just a small child, baking with my mom and grandmother. The brownie recipe has been passed down through 5 generations and I am thrilled to finally have an outlet to share them with everybody else. Friends and family have helped spread the word and made my business as successful as it is today.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Chicken Vindaloo

This is another recipe from WW Takeout Tonight. The original recipe calls for shrimp, but I substituted chicken and it tasted just right! Spicy, saucy, a little bit sweet, and just total comfort food. This dish is incredibly quick and easy to make with just a few spices on hand. We served it over white rice, but it's probably best over jasmine or basmati rice.

  • olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped (sounds like a lot, but they wilt and it's perfect!)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1.5 pounds plum tomatoes, chopped (about 5 tomatoes)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt

1. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Swirl in oil, and cook chicken thoroughly. Remove from skillet and transfer to a bowl. Add a bit more oil to the pan, then add the onion, lemon juice, curry powder, cumin seeds, and cayenne. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions soften, 4-5 minutes.

2. Stir in the tomatoes, sugar, ginger and garlic; cook until tomatoes soften, 4-5 minutes. Stir in the salt and serve over rice.

1 comment:

Stephany said...

This is one of my husband and mine's favorite dishes from the WW take out tonight cookbook!