Avocado, Chicken & Cashew Curry Recipe paleo diet dinner lunch-min

Recipe: Avocado, Chicken & Cashew Curry

My housemate bought me the best birthday present – an enameled cast iron casserole dish, which I've been itching to try!  I had the idea last night to make a curry with one of my favourite ingredients – avocado.  I hoped the avocado would work as a creamy base for the chicken curry, which seemed to work well.  I love cashew nuts too, so added in a few, which was a good contrast to the texture of the avocados.  I think next time I’ll add some more curry powder – I'm always wary of adding in too much!

Avocado, Chicken & Cashew Curry Recipe
Recipe type: Dinner
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Oh yes - you CAN cook with avocado...
Ingredients
  • 2 Organic Chicken Breasts, diced
  • 2 Ripe Avocados, mashed
  • 1 Zucchini, diced
  • 2 Mushrooms, diced
  • 1.5 tins of Coconut Milk (I use Ayam)
  • 1 tablespoon Coconut Oil (I'm using Melrose at the moment)
  • 1 pot Tomato Paste
  • 2 Onions (I used one white, one brown), diced
  • 1 Handful of raw Cashew Nuts, roughly chopped
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, crushed
  • 1.5 Teaspoons Grated Ginger
  • 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder
  • Salt (I’m using Pink Himalayan Sea Salt)
  • Half Teaspoon of each Cumin, Cinnamon, Cayenne Pepper, Paprika
Instructions
  1. I browned the chicken in the coconut oil in the casserole dish; then put it to one side.
  2. I sautéed the onions until soft on a medium heat, and then added in the garlic, zucchini, mushrooms, coconut milk and tomato paste.
  3. I mashed up the avocados and stirred them in. I then added the chicken, spices, seasoning and cashew nuts and left it to simmer on a medium heat for 20 minutes.

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I though it turned out really well, but could have been a bit spicier.  I don’t think dinners like this need anything to go with them, but I’m sure it would go well with some cauliflower rice.

This should serve at least four, which means lots of leftovers!

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13 replies
  1. Alice Claussen
    Alice Claussen says:

    This looks great! I’ll definitely gonna try it. Never thought about cooking with avocados before and, now that you gave the ideia, I think it can make wonders for texture. Coincidently, I just bought two beatiful avocados and have almost all of the other ingredients here. Thanks for sharing this!

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  2. Sara Lake
    Sara Lake says:

    This looks AWESOME! Thanks for dropping by my blog BTW, it’s nice to get some blog love <3

    Curries are something I can only do now and then, as I have a definite sensitivity, or maybe even allergy, to nightshades. At the age of 37, I was severely affected by osteoarthritis and giving up nightshades was (I think) a big part of getting rid of it (which also proves you CAN get rid of it, in spite of what doctors say. I was told the only way I'd improve is hip replacement.. mmm, no thanks). Since getting well, I can handle nightshades now and then, and have also learned to make curries without paprika and chilli. You use ginger to add the 'zing' but it's a bit more time consuming than using a pre-mix.

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    • Suz
      Suz says:

      Thanks Sara! Was really pleased to find your blog.

      I’m really keen to cut out nightshades as I suspect I don’t tollerate them well. My problem is that I use tomatoes as a base for almost everything! Ginger is a great addition.

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