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Recently, I had the pleasure of trying the delicious, boneless, skinless chicken breasts from Zaycon Foods. This is an entirely different shopping experience. Zaycon Foods can be ordered online, and all products are picked up at Zaycon Foods events. These are held in several different states, and usually take place in parking lots. The delivery drivers set up shop right there, with all orders ready to go. You simply drive up with your order receipt in hand, and BOOM! Your food is loaded into the trunk. Easy, peasy, right?
The best part? Zaycon Foods only deliver farm-fresh meats that have never been frozen. That's right....Farm. Fresh. That's not something you will find at the grocery store, and the difference in quality is amazing. These chicken breasts are big, juicy, and flavorful without any icky additives or preservatives. Here is how Zaycon Foods can help save your family some serious money:
Our chicken came packaged in durable cardboard boxes. Once we got home, we trimmed and bagged our chicken, and stuck it in the freezer. Have you ever seen 80lbs of chicken breast? Check it out below. These 2 shelves are jam-packed with nothing but chicken. It's a very tight fit, and these shelves are large and deep. I was actually pretty shocked that Dan was able to fit all 80lbs of meat into our freezer. He is a master at "Freezer Tetris", though, so I suppose I shouldn't have been at all surprised by his mad skills.
Lately, I have been on a global cuisine kick. I love experimenting with bold, vibrant flavors and different cooking methods. I decided I was in the mood for a nice, Chicken Curry. I wanted to create a recipe that would satisfy my craving, but be kid-friendly, too. (If you're not familiar with Indian food, many curries are super-spicy.)
After playing around with seasonings a bit, I hit the flavor jackpot. This dish is decadent, flavorful., and mild enough the the kiddos will be licking their plates clean. Yep. I think it's safe to say I won Mom of the Year Award for this meal! The best part? This dish is done in well under an hour. 30 minutes if you're a whiz in the kitchen. This would make a fabulous weeknight meal!
Let me walk you through the preparation of this Indian-inspired dinner. Don't worry, I will include a full list of ingredients and instructions at the bottom of the post. I know that some people, like me, benefit from seeing the visuals, and I aim to please.
I like to serve my Maple Chicken Curry on a bed of fresh, hot rice. If you're truly wanting an authentic, Indian experience, I would recommend Basmati rice. Plain old white rice will do just fine, too.
Brandy's Kid-Friendly Maple Chicken Curry :
- 1 lb Zaycon Foods boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 Bell Peppers, chopped (I use different colors, to keep things interesting!)
- 1/2 cup frozen chopped spinach
- 3 teaspoons minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons butter, divided
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1/2 cup heavy cream (Can use half and half if desired.)
- 1/2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 Tablespoons curry
- 2 Tablespoons Tandoori Masala
- 1 teaspoon ginger paste
- salt and pepper to taste
- Set burner to med-high heat. Heat 1 teaspoon oil and 1 teaspoon butter in wok or deep skillet. When it starts to sizzle, add your chicken.
- Season chicken with salt, pepper, and 1 tablespoon each of the curry and Tandoori Masala. Stir often, until chicken is cooked and juices run clear. This should take about 5 minutes or so.
- Place chicken in a bowl and set aside.
- Add your garlic and chopped peppers to the pan. You can add more oil if needed. Sautee your peppers until the skin starts to blister and the meaty part of the peppers are nice and tender.
- Add chicken back to the pan. Add 1 teaspoon sugar and 1/4 cup of Maple Syrup to the mixture. Stir well.
- Add 1/2 cup Plain Yogurt and 1/2 cup cream to the pan. Also, toss in your frozen spinach. Stir very, very well to avoid curdling. Add the rest of your butter now and swirl it into the sauce.
- The sauce should thicken as it simmers, but if you need to, you can thicken this up with a simple cornstarch slurry.
- Spoon Maple Chicken Curry over some nice, hot rice and inhale!
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