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Chicken Korma
with spinach / cauliflower rice

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

Chicken Korma is a classic Indian curry with chicken and potatoes (sweet potatoes in this paleo version) simmered in rich gravy. A quick spice mix infuses the dish with flavor and color. This meal was first featured in 2017.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Indian Spice Mix:
  • Curry powder, mild - 2 tsp
  • Garam masala - 1 tsp
  • Turmeric, ground (opt) - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Chili powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin - 1/4 tsp
Chicken Korma:
  • Cauliflower florets - 1 lb
  • Butter - 2 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp
  • Sweet potatoes - 3/4 lb, peeled and cubed
  • Garlic - 2 cloves, chopped
  • Shallots - 2 cloves, diced
  • Ginger - 1/2 tsp, grated
  • Chicken breasts, boneless and skinless - 1 lb, cubed
  • Cilantro - 3 Tbsp, leaves torn
  • Indian spice mix (ingredients listed separately) - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 1 1/2 cup
  • Coconut milk, light - 1 cup
  • Spinach, baby - 5 oz
  • Lime juice - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Cauliflower rice - Pulse florets in a food processor until broken up into ‘rice’-sized bits. Cook rice in one of two ways: 1) Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes and then fold in first part of butter. Season with some salt and pepper; or 2) Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add first portion of butter. Saute cauliflower in heated butter for ~5 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Make Indian spice mix - Combine curry powder, garam masala, turmeric, salt, chili powder, and cumin. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Potatoes / Garlic / Shallots / Ginger - Prep as directed. Store potatoes in one container and combine remaining ingredients in a second container. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Chicken - Chop into bite-sized pieces, tenderize and season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  5. Cilantro - Tear leaves. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add second part of butter and then chicken to melted butter. Saute until chicken is nearly cooked through (it will finish cooking in the stock), 3 to 4 minutes. Set chicken aside and return Dutch oven to heat.
  2. Add third part of butter and then garlic, shallots, and ginger to melted butter. Saute for 1 minute and then add spice mix. Saute until spices are toasted and fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes more.
  3. Add potatoes, stock, and coconut milk and give it a stir. Place the lid on the Dutch oven and simmer until potatoes are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
  4. When potatoes are tender, add chicken back to pan and then stir in spinach. Continue cooking, covered, until spinach is wilted. Remove pan from heat and stir in lime juice. Taste and season with some additional salt and lime juice, if needed.
  5. If cauliflower rice was made ahead, reheat in microwave.
  6. Serve korma over cauliflower rice with cilantro on top. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (58)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (7)
Vegetarian (21)

52 reviews

Surprisingly mild - too mild per the family. If we try it again would up the spices and lessen the stock to 3/4 or 1 cup only.

By: David
Posted: Sep 29, 2020
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Chicken Korma is a family favorite!

By: Cathleen
Posted: Sep 15, 2020
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

We subbed cauliflower for potatoes, and added a roux (2 Tbsp butter, 2 Tbsp flour) to thicken the curry (you could probably also use 1 Tbsp cornstarch) - and it was DELICIOUS.

By: Kathy
Posted: Jul 27, 2020
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very good. I added some cornstarch to make the sauce a bit thicker.

By: Sara
Posted: Mar 09, 2020
Diet: Original
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So so good! The warm flavors made this a great fall/winter meal.

By: Marin
Posted: Dec 09, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

We subbed the pander for tofu and made it twice. So yummy!!!

By: Kate
Posted: Dec 05, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
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