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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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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