Making some easy chicken

 

Mmmmmm, I love chicken! It is so good. And I’ve got some friends coming over for dinner, also good. But wait, there’s a problem, I just remembered that I don’t know how to cook! But that’s alright because I have discovered Japanese curry roux – it is so awesome that anyone can cook delicious food -even a college guy like me.  Let’s get started!

roux

This is Japanese curry roux, it rocks

You can see in the image above there are a few brands you can choose from, starting from the top we have Kokuma – it’s a nice balanced all around Japanese curry flavour.  Not too spicy, not too mild.  A nice starting point if you’ve never tried it before.  In the middle we have Vermont curry, this one is a bit sweeter with apple and honey flavours (don’t worry, it doesn’t actually taste like apple and honey!), it’s the most forgiving curry if you don’t like spicy things.  I believe this was originally a children’s curry, later marketed to adults.  I like it.  And finally, Java curry, bloody hot and spicy, really good tasting punch in the tongue – give it a go.

directions

I like to read it upside down – for an extra challenge

It’s really easy to make! First throw some diced chicken breast in an oiled pan – I use olive oil and the hottest heat setting on my electric stove.

raw-chicken

This is raw chicken – don’t eat this

Cook until it starts to brown and smell like cooked chicken, I don’t know maybe 15 minutes? Trust your senses of sight and smell on this one.

cooked-chicken

Starting to smell like a chicken shop

Then throw in some veggies, I use frozen veg it’s easier.

added-veges

Frozen veggies wait for you

Then put in two large mugs of freshly boiled water, and break in the curry roux.  It comes in blocks that break up a bit like chocolate.

added-roux

Note – don’t use actual chocolate

Stir, wait 10 minutes and serve with rice!  How easy is that? Serves 4-6 medium-hungry people.

serve-with-rice

Use plates – or don’t, I’m not your mother

Cost: maybe 5 bucks.  Sweet.  Enjoy!

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