Yellow Chicken {A recipe}

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This was a quick dinner I put together this week. One of those “something with chicken” was what I knew what I was doing and this was what appeared šŸ˜‰  I did sort of start thinking I was going to follow an Arroyo Con Pollo recipe I have, but I ended up making enough changes it didn’t resemble the recipe once I finished – lol

It went over well with everyone but the 3 year old who thought it was a little too spicy so he had mostly rice. It even got a thumbs up and second helping from the husband- which is fairly impressive for a made up meal šŸ˜‰

This easily served all of us, with 1-2 servings leftover. I served it over rice. And if you wanted a green salad would go nicely with it as well.

Yellow Chicken
Serves 8
Chicken pieces in a creamy turmeric flavored sauce with peas and basil, served over rice
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
30 min
  1. 2 chicken breasts (2-2 1/2#), cut into small chunks
  2. 2-3 TB olive oil for cooking
  3. 1 small onion, diced
  4. 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 4 oz can diced green chilies
  6. 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  7. 10 oz can beef consumee (or equivalent of bone broth of choice)
  8. 14 oz can coconut milk
  9. 1 tsp oregano
  10. 1 tsp basil
  11. 1 tsp pepper
  12. 1 tsp paprika
  13. 2-4 tsp turmeric ( I used 4, but start with 2 and taste and add accordingly, it can get spicy for little ones or those who prefer milder taste)
  14. 1 - 1 1/2 cup frozen peas
  15. 1/2 - 1 cup fresh basil, slightly chopped
  16. Arrowroot or the like to thicken
  1. Cut up chicken and place in large saucepan with a bit of olive oil and begin cooking.
  2. Add onion and garlic while it's cooking.
  3. When chicken is almost finished, add all remaining ingredients EXCEPT peas and basil
  4. Simmer 15-20 minutes till flavors are combined and chicken is cooked completely.
  5. Add peas and basil and bring back to a simmer - 5-10 minutes
  6. Thicken sauce to desired consistency, I used 2-3 TB arrowroot in a bit of water and stirred in to get a sauce that wasn't too runny and watery but creamy enough to pour nicely over the rice.
  7. Serve hot over rice.
  1. This easily served 2 adults and 6 medium size kids with a couple servings left over.
  2. Would also be nice with a green salad.

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