Have you checked your freezer lately to see what treasures may be hiding in there?! Sometimes after Thanksgiving and Christmas I find myself left with multiple containers of turkey in the freezer. Although we love it, we can only eat so much baked turkey and turkey sandwiches! The rest gets frozen for another day. I’ve already used mine up in a huge pot of turkey soup using this recipe, but here is another that we enjoy.
Some years ago my mom received a recipe for Curry Chicken from a friend. I’d not had much experience with curry although my husband has and he was less than thrilled. He spent a summer in S. Africa on a mission trip where he was served curry dishes most generously! Mom said it was delicious so I decided to give it a try. To my surprise, and my husband’s, we enjoyed it. I used a mild curry so the taste was not overwhelming. It’s easy to make as I normally have leftover chicken and chicken stock in the freezer. It’s a nice change from our usual chicken dishes and it’s also very budget friendly. Served over rice it’s filling as well. Turkey can be used as a substitute for the chicken. And if there is not plentiful poultry in your freezer, poach some chicken breasts and chop that up instead.
Curry has some health benefits as well. Among these can be digestive benefits, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. So give this a try and enjoy a new taste, a budget friendly meal, and maybe even some health benefits!
- 1/2 cup chopped onion
- 1/2 cup chopped celery
- 1/2 cup or less butter, olive oil, coconut oil, or combination
- 1/3 cup flour such as spelt, organic whole wheat, or rice flour
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 c tomato juice (I use put diced tomatoes in blender to make juice)
- 1 t worcestershire sauce (I use Wizard’s organic – no MSG)
- 1 t curry powder
- 2 cups cooked chicken, cubed
- Cooked rice – I use long grain brown rice
- Saute onion and celery in oil.
- Add flour and stir to blend.
- Add stock, tomato juice, Worcestershire sauce, curry powder. Mix.
- When heated through and thickened add chicken.
- Stir until chicken is heated.
- Serve over rice.
If you have saved a ham bone from Christmas this split pea soup is tasty!