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.
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.
- Using the same oil and pot, saute onions and apple until onions are just starting to caramelize.
- 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.
- 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.
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
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