I decided to do my own homemade “beer dinner” tonight. One of the likes I got on my last beer dinner post was from another blogger, the ranting chef. I was thrilled to find an actual foodie liked my post and had to check him out. You should too because he has some mouth-watering recipes. Like the one I tried tonight, Curried Mango Chicken. He had me at mango. And I happen to like me some curry once and awhile.
Now I have mentioned in more than one post that my husband, the Bdawg, is the primary cook in our house; and I have mentioned how often my son, the Buzzsaw, likes to remind me that the kitchen is daddy’s domain. Even tonight when we were getting out of the car at the grocery store to get the makings for the dinner I was going to cook he told me, ” you can’t cook, Daddy cooks dinner!” His future wife is going to love me. Despite my little Buzzsaw’s protests, Twinkle does like to cook once and awhile. Hopefully after tonight he will realize that the kitchen is a shared domain in this house. And since I had my iPad out to follow the recipe, I thought I would take pictures for
evidence that I can cook a blog post!
It’s a simple recipe with just a few ingredients:
2 lbs of boneless, skinless, chicken breast cut into bite size pieces; 1 onion chopped; 3 cloves of garlic minced; 1 – 28 oz can of diced tomatoes drained; 1 tablespoon of butter; 3 tablespoons of curry; 1/2 cup mango chutney. Even Twinkle can handle this one!
Heat your skillet, or a wok like I like to use, over medium-high heat, add the butter, then the onions and garlic until the onions are translucent:
Add the chicken:
And then the curry, stir to evenly coat the chicken pieces:
Finally, add the mango chutney and diced tomatoes, and cook until there is no pink in the chicken pieces, about 10 minutes:
While we were at our favorite grocery store, Wegmans, I got inspired to do my own beer and food pairing. We always check out the craft beer section, and I always check out the Dogfish selection available. When I saw the bottle of Sah’tea on the shelf, I knew I had a beer dinner course in the making. The black tea, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and black pepper in the Sah’tea were begging to be paired with my Curried Mango Chicken! Some smart spices they are:
My MIL, who lives with us, doesn’t normally like curry dishes, and that’s why I didn’t tell her about the curry until after she said she liked it! And my little Buzzsaw? He ate every last bite! Gotta love a three year old with a sophisticated palate. . .
Again, many, many, many thanks to the ranting chef for inspiring me to show my kid that mommies cook too. And for providing a simple recipe and great directions and pictures to follow. And thank you to my beloved Bdawg for being the main cook here, but also being more than willing to let me at the stove once and awhile. . .