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Finger-Licking Curried Chicken

The name tells all—ginger and curry powder make it irresistible.

Recipe Source: Heart Healthy Home Cooking African American Style
Prep time Cook time Yields Serving Size
10 minutes 1 hour 30 minutes 10 servings ½ breast or 2 small drumsticks


8 pieces skinless chicken (4 breasts, 4 drumsticks)

1½ tsp curry powder

1 tsp dried thyme

1 stalk scallion (green onion), chopped

1 Tbsp hot pepper, chopped

½ tsp ground cayenne pepper

1 tsp ground black pepper

8 cloves garlic, crushed

1 Tbsp grated ginger

¾ tsp salt

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 C water

1 medium white potato, diced

1 large onion, chopped

calories 134
Total fat 4 g
Saturated fat 1 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Sodium 279 mg
Total fiber 1 g
Protein 17 g
Carbohydrates 7 g
Potassium 302 mg
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 1
    Wash chicken and pat dry.

  • 2
    In a bowl, mix together curry powder, thyme, scallion, hot pepper, cayenne pepper, black pepper, garlic, ginger, and salt.

  • 3
    Toss chicken in the seasoning mixture. Marinate for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

  • 4
    Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, and sauté.

  • 5
    Add water, and allow chicken to cook over medium heat for 30 minutes.

  • 6
    Add diced potatoes, and cook for an additional 30 minutes.

  • 7
    Add onion, and cook for 15 minutes more or until meat is tender. Serve warm.

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