Healthy Curry Chicken Recipe

This curry is a delicious meal that can be shared with your whole family. We all know that Curry is a classic Asian dish and is a popular mainstay meal of the world cuisine. But what you might not have known that curry is extremely healthy.

Curry is native to South Asian cuisines, but has exploded across tables around the world. Curry was first popularized in the 19th and 20th century when it was discovered by colonial visitors to the east. By the mid-20th, Indian cuisine became globally widespread and popular.

Is Curry Healthy For You?

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Curry Powder is made up of numerous ingredients and depending on the region of the world they can change slightly. The most common and traditional ingredients of curry powder are coriander, sweet basil, cumin, turmeric, cardamom, and red pepper. Some other ingredients that are occasionally added depending on the recipe are ginger, cinnamon, fennel seeds, garlic, and mustard seeds. All of these ingredients carry different health benefits. In this article, we will focus on the health benefits of the most traditional form of curry powder.

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Reduces Inflammation

Curry powder is a medicinal superfood; it is packed with healthy spices. Tumeric is the spice that gives curry its yellow characteristics. Studies show that turmeric’s active compound, curcumin blocks several inflammatory chemicals reducing inflammation throughout the body.

Aids Digestion

The combination of spices in curry powder can supply you with potent antioxidants. This mixture of spices can help improve your digestive system and improve the health of your gut. Adding curry powder to your diet will promote efficient food digestion and will increase the number of good bacteria in your bowels. By keeping your levels of good bacteria high you will help your body eliminate waste, and prevent germs from causing diarrhea and gas.

Blood Sugar Control

Turmeric is a very healthy ingredient and is one of the main spices in curry powder. According to the Colorado State University turmeric may lower your risk of diabetes. The journal “Food and Chemical Toxicology” published a study that found that turmeric’s active compound, curcumin prevented spikes in blood sugar and improved insulin sensitivity. They concluded that the benefits of turmeric might be due in part to anti-inflammatory effects.

Kudolife’s Chicken Curry Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 oz chicken breast
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 3/4 cup Basmati rice
  • ¼ Red Pepper Sliced
  • ¼ Green Pepper sliced
  • 1 cup Bok choy shredded
  • ¼ cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp onion
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

 

432 ca fat 15g carb 42.8g protein 30.8g

 

Instructions

  1. Bring 3 cups of water to boil and add 3/4 cups rice
  2. Reduce heat and continue to cook until rice is tender
  3. Take 1 oz (1 medium) boneless Chicken Breast and cut it into strips
  4. In a skillet add 1 tsp coconut oil and saute minced garlic and diced onion
  5. Add chicken and stir fry on medium heat until lightly cooked through
  6. Mix in peppers and continue to lightly stir fry for 3-4 mins
  7. Add 1/4 cup light coconut milk
  8. Mix in 1 tsp curry powder
  9. Finally Add 1 cups bok choy shredded
  10. Let simmer for 15 minutes
  11. Serve on bed of Basmati rice

 

To make the Chicken Curry recipe for a family of four simply quadruple the recipe.

 

 

Lyda Mclallen

Lyda is a health and fitness contributor for Kudolife.

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