Sweet Curry Roast Chicken

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My dear friend Celest and I would often visit our neighborhood spice shop, Savory Spice Shop, in Sonoma County for freshly ground and handcrafted spices and seasonings. This quaint shop offers an array of specialty salts to the best spice blends for any recipes. On our last visit, Celest picked up this beautiful Vietnamese Sweet Lemon Curry spice blend but never got around to using it. A few weeks ago, we said our goodbyes to each other as she was moving back home to Australia. As she was packing up, she passed along heaps (HEAPS!) of delicious goodies from her kitchen, including this beautiful spice blend and recipe.

This easy to make curry roast chicken is packed with flavor but still light and refreshing! Serve over coconut rice or rice noodles along with a crisp, bright white wine.

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Chicken

  • 4 organic chicken leg quarters
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons Savory Spice Vietnamese Sweet Lemon Curry*
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 medium yellow onion, sliced

Mix together the oil, curry, cumin, fish sauce and soy sauce together to make paste. Rub chicken pieces with paste and place in zip lock to marinate in refrigerator for 6 to 12 hours. When chicken is ready, preheat oven to 325 degrees. Lay sliced onion across bottom of baking dish. Place chicken pieces on top of onions and roast in oven until chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 1¼ hours. When chicken is done, start the sauce.

Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup broccoli crowns, sliced
  • 1 cup bok choy, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced ( I used rainbow carrots in this dish)
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup light coconut milk
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish

Heat oil over medium-high heat in saucepan. Add vegetables and cook for a few minutes until they just start to soften. Add roasting juices from cooked chicken dish, chicken broth, coconut milk and fish sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook until sauce is reduced by about half.

Pour sauce over chicken pieces when ready to serve and garnish with cilantro.

* this ingredient is from a local spice shop in Sonoma County. To make your own, combine white sugar, turmeric, lemongrass, cumin,black pepper, paprika, salt, coriander, garlic, cardamom, cayenne and curry leaves.

Cheers, Crystal

Adapted from a recipe by Andy Klein, One Ten Thai chef/owner.

Plated | Simplicity Delivered

Plated

 

If you are like me, there are days that I don’t have time to pick up fresh ingredients after work and still get home in time to make a decent meal. A few weeks ago I discovered Plated – a service where chef-inspired recipes and fresh ingredients are delivered right to your door. So, how does this service work?

Image Credit: Plated

Image Credit: Plated

Browse & Choose Your Recipe:

Each week a new menu is posted online with a variety of recipes (4 meat & fish and 3 vegetarian options). You start by picking out your meal, selecting how many servings (2, 4, 6) and then add it to you cart! Simple as that.

Select Your Delivery Date:

Plated delivers to roughly 80% of the U.S. Click here to see if they deliver to your neighborhood! Orders are shipped from three major hubs (SF, NY & Chi-Town) and all packages are insulated with Mylar liners year-round to keep food fresh during the delivery process.

Get Ready To Enjoy Your Recipe:

All of the ingredients you need arrive fresh to your door along with step-by-step recipe cards & pre-measured ingredients.

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Plated

To get started I ordered the Chicken Fricassee with Gnocchi and Artichokes and the Spicy Soy Poached Pollack with Vermicelli Noodles recipe on Thursday and on Friday I received all of my ingredients so I was set for this weekends dinner. As I mentioned earlier, everything came pre-measured – so all I needed were the basics: Olive Oil, Salt and Pepper. Instructions were easy to follow and everything tasted delicious (I noticed that both dishes needed a bit more seasoning so I adjusted according to my taste).

PLated Ingredients

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Interested in checking out PLATED? Click here to sign up and use coupon code SHARKTANK to receive four plates for free – just pay shipping and handling. Hurry up though, coupon code is good only to the first 500 people. Have you used Plated? Share with us in the comments below.

Want to make these recipes at home? Click on the recipe below for a downloadable step-by-step ingredient list and directions:

Cheers! Crystal