This dry style Roasted Chicken Curry is much easier to prepare than the stove top version. Simply combined all ingredients and roast it to perfection.
It was one of those days when time just ran away from me. I had planned on making the traditional Chicken Curry for dinner. The chicken was thawed and chopped into pieces. The spices ground and ready. All I needed to do was to stand by the stove to cook but then I wanted to complete the project I was working on. Another hour on the project and I would be done. But what about dinner?
That was when it occurred to me that I should perhaps stick it in the oven instead. That way I could finish my project and have dinner cooking at the same time. I turned on the oven, mixed the ingredients together, and place the dish in there. One and a half hours later, I was rewarded with this fragrant Roasted Chicken Curry.
When I was done with my project, I quickly cooked some rice and prepared the vegetables for another dish. It only took 30 minutes and dinner was ready to be served. Phew! No need to go get that rotisserie chicken. I wonder what Ro-Ri San would think of this dish.
Roasted Chicken Curry
- 1 chicken (cut into 8 pieces)
- 3 medium potatoes (peeled and cubed)
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 5 to 6 shallots or 1 large onion (peeled and cut into small pieces)
- 2 cloves garlic (peeled and halved)
- 1 inch ginger (peeled and cut into pieces)
- 3 tbsp curry powder
- 1 tsp chili powder (optional)
- 1 tsp salt
- Blend shallots (or onion), garlic, and ginger with ¼ cup (60ml) water. Transfer to a bowl. Add curry and chili powder. Mix to form a paste.
- Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
- Place chicken pieces in a large bowl. Add 2/3 of the spice paste. Stir to coat chicken. Combine remaining 1/3 spice paste with potatoes. Stir to coat.
- Transfer chicken and potatoes to a shallow baking dish. Drizzle vegetable oil over the chicken and potatoes.
- Roast in the oven for 1 hour 15 minutes to 1 hour 30 minutes until chicken is fully cooked.
- Remove and serve immediately with steamed basmati rice.
The verdict was a thumbs up…YAY! A new way of preparing chicken curry was “born” in our household. I have since cooked this Roasted Chicken Curry several times for the boys when they came home for the holidays. They loved it! What more can I say? Give it a try!
Enjoy…..and have a wonderful day! 😎
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