Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Curried Chicken w/ Roasted Vegetables

I have clarification from my brother, who posted on my Facebook yesterday, that I did, indeed believe in Santa.  For a short period of time at least.  I'm glad I can count on my family to put me in check in those times of forgetfulness.

And by the way, the picture with the chocolates... nobody seemed to get the right treat (but definitely made me hungry with all of your guesses!)... but they were homemade York Peppermint Patties!  Definitely going in the goodie bags!

So for today's recipe I thought I would do something comforting and oh-so-tasty.  One of my favorite types of food is definitely Indian cuisine.  I'm a big fan of curry.  Pair it with a tasty and quick naan, and I'm all good to go.  So when I saw this recipe in November's Food & Wine magazine, I knew I definitely had to try it!

It definitely reminds me of a delicious tandoori chicken, but with a deeper curry flavor.  Without all the mess of the curry gravy (not that I mind that mess at all!). 

Adapted from Food & Wine's recipe

1 large butternut squash, peeled and cut into cubes
1 lb. brussels sprouts, halved 
2 onions, cut into wedges
1 cup olive oil
salt and pepper, to taste
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1-inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon curry powder
6-8 chicken thighs, boneless & skinless
Garlic naan, for serving

Preheat oven to 450 F.

In a large bowl, mix together butternut squash, brussels sprouts, onion wedges, 1/2 cup of olive oil, salt, and black pepper.  Toss until well combined.  Spread onto large baking sheet in 1 even layer.

In same bowl you used for vegetables, mix together yogurt, ginger, garlic, curry powder, cayenne pepper, and remaining 1/2 cup olive oil.  Season with salt and pepper.  Add chicken thighs and coat well with mixture. 

Place chicken pieces on top of vegetables and roast in oven for about 40-45 minutes, or until chicken is starting to develop a brown crust.

Carefully pour off any accumulated liquid in the baking sheet, then return to oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes.

Arrange chicken and vegetables on a platter and serve with warm garlic naan and extra Greek yogurt.

I can not say how easy and delicious this meal was.  Definitely a perfect fall comfort meal and although it's not "traditional" Indian fare... the flavors are there, and it would be a great beginner dish for someone who is wary about trying new types of food!  Give it a shot because I know you'll love it as much as we did!  Enjoy!

Happy Wednesday guys, and if I don't get a chance to tell you sooner, Happy Holidays!


  1. What a nice, hearty, and delicious meal. "Hearty" is so good this time of year! Your use of the word "comforting" is also perfect. Anything warm and flavorful works for me! Hope you are having a very merry Christmas season!

  2. Your curried chicken look delicious and perfectly grilled. Yum!

    Merry Christmas to you too and have a wonderful holiday :D

  3. Butternut and brussels are two of my biggest faves!! And anything curried is damn good in my book!

  4. Yum!! I love curries! Indian is definitely one of my favorite dishes. This will be great for the kids! Love the roasted veg..I am starving and curry is amazing leftover, care to share? ;)

  5. Oh yum, I love Indian food too! Easily one of my favorite ethnic cuisines :) This looks delicious. Thanks for sharing, and happy holidays!

  6. Hi Peggy,
    This is really the type of conforting food i like... Simple, easy but most of all tasty! Thanks for sharing! :-)

  7. Peggy....this looks so tasty. I love how you used greek yogurt too. So much healthier than something like coconut milk or sour cream. I adore curries too, and I can't wait to give this a try. Thank you for sharing with me, sweet friend. Have a beautiful Thursday!

  8. Totally delicious and looks perfect.Merry Christmas and happy holidays.

  9. Wow wat a complete comforting food, wish i could have some..

  10. This dish is full of aromas. And since it has Greek yogurt it is definitely good.

  11. Great shots & recipe! What a rich & colourful dish! Yum-yum :)

    Merry X'mas to u, Peggy!

  12. Everything about this meal sounds amazing... the veggies you used, the curry powder, roasting the chicken right on top of the veggies... amazing! I will definitely be making this sometime soon.

  13. peggy- this looks amazing! i am impressed! the colors are perfect (as i am sure the flavors are too)

  14. This looks so incredibly delicious! Loving the brussels sprouts and squash! Merry Christmas!

  15. delicious chicken and vegetables
    happy holidays Peggy to you and family

  16. This looks amazing,a perfect meal.
    Merry Christmas!

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