If you have to limit yourself to how much spice you can have in your diet, but would still like to enjoy a curry–keep reading. This recipe review for a Gluten-Free Turmeric Coconut Chicken Curry is truly unique and takes great care to bring different flavors while keeping your dietary needs in mind.
This recipe comes to us from Mama Knows Gluten Free. The recipe can be found right -> here!
If you’re new to gluten-free cooking, I absolutely HIGHLY recommend Mama Knows Gluten Free. Their recipes are very quick to make, are easy, and the ingredients used are easily accessible. As someone wanting to keep flavors exciting at home, I have been going back to their website many many times. My main curiosity now is: are all the recipes seriously that good?
Well, let’s keep discussing by focusing on this recipe.
A Curry That Is On The Sweeter Side
What really intrigued me about this curry recipe is the combination of spices. Normally you’d expect to use curry powder, turmeric, and maybe even some chiles, but in this case, we’re only using cinnamon, turmeric, ground ginger root, as well as honey. I’ll say now that it is sweeter than I thought it would be, but it wasn’t overwhelming to the point you feel like you’re eating a dessert curry.
You’d expect these spicier flavors in curries you’d find in Indian cuisine, but if you think more on the Moroccan side, then these spices make sense. Many Morrocan curries include the ingredients listed above: cinnamon, ginger, cumin, etc. If you shift your flavor palette toward the Moroccan direction, you’d definitely find the similarities in flavor in this turmeric coconut chicken curry.
Adding the hard-boiled egg on top does help break apart the sweetness with a bit of that savory protein.
Chicken Breast or Chicken Thighs?
I’ll be honest–many times when a recipe calls for chicken breasts, I find myself saying “nope!” and using chicken thighs instead. Life is too short–have the juicer, tastier cut of chicken! When you’re cooking chicken breast for longer periods of time, you risk overcooking it and you end up with dry pieces of white meat. No one wants to chew these pieces for longer than they have to.
That was a concern for me when I decided to follow this recipe exactly. The fun of writing reviews, right?
I cooked this dish according to the recipe without straying from it and I can confirm that the chicken breast works! With how long you cook it, the chicken pieces do NOT dry out. I think that was my main comment to my husband as we ate this. “Huh, the chicken didn’t dry out. Nice!”
So if you’re trying to keep it lean, I can keep telling you that this recipe for turmeric coconut chicken curry may just be your new favorite.
Are These Flavors For Everyone?
The reason I bring this up is that the flavor in this curry is not typically expected. To have a curry on the sweeter side may not be everyone’s cup of tea. I’m used to Moroccan flavors due to my Dad finding some delicious recipes that he tried at home. My husband, however, said that it was “okay”. I know what that translates to: “It’s edible, but if we don’t have this again, I won’t complain”. Love you, Andy, but I know what you’re trying to say–and I appreciate you forever for it! 🙂
If you’re reading this review to find something new, then take my comments into consideration, but don’t be afraid to try something where the flavors are outside of your comfort zone. If you’re living with any dietary limitations, then know that flavor is not something you should ever have to sacrifice. The world is full of spices and ingredients that are good for you and taste even better when combined with other goodies.
So if you haven’t made or had a sweeter, Morrocan-style curry, then what’s stopping you? Try it out and see for yourself if this is something you’d enjoy.
Grey’s Grade: 5/5
I am giving this recipe a 5/5 because for the past few weeks I’ve been feeling very bored. I’ve been finding recipes that were starting to look and taste the same. Heck, my pictures were starting to look the same. When I came across this recipe for Turmeric Coconut Chicken Curry, I immediately added it to my review list for the week. The flavors were surprising, the instructions were very easy to follow, and most of it was made using ingredients I already had in my pantry. This is a household that is almost always stocked up on coconut milk.
If you’re looking to try something new–as I said before–give this recipe a try. As someone following a gluten-free diet, I have to say that this awesome food blogger has NOT disappointed me with a single recipe that I’ve tried. I’ll keep digging, so I recommend you keep an eye out on their page as well as my blog because there are more reviews coming your way!
As always, my friends–stay grey-mazing!
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