Curried Chicken (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, tomato-free, coconut-free, paleo)

Curried Chicken (low-amine, gluten-free, tomato-free, coconut-free) photo

Curried Chicken (low-amine, gluten-free, soy-free, paleo, no tomato curry, no coconut curry)

Chicken is a great low-amine meat, so long as you remove the skin before cooking.  Keeping a skinless chicken tender can be a bit tricky, though. To keep the moisture in, we’ll be simmering the chicken in a curry sauce. Even just a year ago, I would have thought myself crazy for not adding tomato to the pot, but in the interest of keeping the amines in food low, this will be a tomato-free, coconut-free curry chicken recipe.

Raw ingredients for low-amine curried chicken (photo)

Raw ingredients for low-amine curried chicken.

Serves 5

18 drumsticks

2 Tbsp butter

2 Tbsp safflower oil

2 large onions cut into strips

1 apple or unripe pear

10 cloves garlic, minced

1 tsp paprika

1 large bay leaf

1/2 C parsley, minced

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp white pepper

3 C chicken stock

1/4 C curry powder (get a kind that has no mustard in it. Mustard is high in amines)

1 Tbsp coriander powder

1 Tbsp cumin

Cayenne pepper (or other pepper, to taste)

1/2 C rice milk

2 Tbsp cornstarch

Juice of 1 lime

  • Remove chicken skin. Discard. Score chicken meat three or four times per leg (two scores on each side is ideal).
  • In a deep soup pot, heat the butter and oil. Brown chicken in batches and set aside on a plate.
Browned chicken drumsticks for low-amine curried chicken (photo)

Browned chicken drumsticks for low-amine curried chicken.

  • Using the same oil and pot, saute onions and apple until onions are just starting to caramelize.
Onions, pear, and parsley cut for low-amine curried chicken. (photo)

Onions, pear, and parsley cut for low-amine curried chicken.

  • Add garlic, paprika, bay leaf, parsley, salt, white pepper, curry powder, coriander, cumin, chicken stock, and cayenne. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for about 10 minutes.
  • Carefully return chicken to the pot and mix in well with seasoned liquids, onion, and apple. The liquids should come to almost the top of the chicken.
Browned chicken drumsticks returned to pot of spices and liquids. (photo)

Browned chicken drumsticks returned to pot of spices and liquids.

  • Cover, and turn stove to medium-high until starting to boil. Reduce to a medium-low simmer for 30 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, mix rice milk, lime juice and cornstarch.
  • When the 30 minutes is up, stir rice milk mixture into the pot (make sure it mixes in well so that you don’t end up with clumps of cornstarch).
  • If not already fork-tender, simmer until it is.
  • Serve over quinoa, rice, or other starch. Ladle sauce over the top.
Curried chicken served with a quinoa salad, horseradish avocado lime dressing, and a modified ras el hanout spiced spaghetti squash. (photo)

Curried chicken served with a quinoa salad, horseradish avocado lime dressing, and a modified ras el hanout spiced spaghetti squash.

AMINE BREAKDOWN:

Very Low Amine: onion, apple, garlic, parsley, bay leaf, salt, white pepper, curry powder, coriander, cumin, rice milk, cornstarch

Low Amine: chicken drumsticks, butter, safflower oil, chicken stock

Very High Amine: paprika, cayenne, lime

Featured on Cybele Pascal and Modern Alternative Mama.

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. The Curried Chicken was Super tasty! Chicken was tender, sauce was just the right consistency, not too rich or watery, and the spice/mix of flavors were superb. I wanted to keep eating more, but I didn’t want to make a pig of myself and not leave anymore for others. This is the kind of home-made food that makes you never want to set down that fork. Thanks, Michelle! I would eat this anytime.

    • Thanks, Kevin! More hypo-allergenic meals to come, I’m sure. 🙂

  2. This meal was awesome!! The chicken was super tender and perfectly spicy. Thanks again, Michelle!! ❤

    • Very welcome, miss Jessica! Glad you enjoyed your first foray into low amine foods!


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