Quick Chicken + Squash Curry

I can't be the only one who loves the smell of a good curry. Fill your house with absolute goodness in literally minutes with a little help from a secret spice kit I found hidden on the top of a shelf in the ethnic food aisle at Whole Foods. Note: This is not a sponsored post, I'm literally just OBSESSED with this stuff!! The kit is simply a blend of spices. No additives, no preservatives, no "Big 8" allergens or corn! They even include a basic recipe on the back of the packet. You can find my most recent variation of the recipe below. Note to Whole Foods Merchandisers: this stuff should really be at eye level, it's life changing.

[Serves 4]

Shopping//Pantry List:

  • 1 easyIndian Tikka Masala spice package (or a comparable spice mix)
  • 1+ lbs of uncooked chicken (or other protein, garbanzos would be awesome as a plant-based option!)
  • 1 large zucchini squash
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • Can of coconut milk
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt

Instructions:

  • Cube your protein (if choosing to eat plant based, prep those legumes!)
  • Dice the tomatoes and squash
  • Pour 2 tablespoons of olive oil into a medium size saucepan and crank the heat to medium
  • Add your spice pack, stir until it gets wet with oil
  • Immediately add your tomatoes, coat them well with the spice mixture and cover your pan for 3 minutes
  • Add your protein and squash the pan and coat them in the cooked down tomato/spice mixture
  • Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes (depending on the thickness of protein), stirring occasionally
  • Sprinkle in 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • Pour in 1/4 cup of full-fat coconut milk
  • Stir and let simmer for a couple more minutes

Serve with a grain of choice. Honestly I think this dish would taste best with rice; however, I had (and usually always do have) sprouted quinoa on hand.

Have you tried this spice packet before? Or am I the only one who has discovered it yet? Give it a try or let me know what your favorite curry secret is!

XO