Don’t Bother: Coconut Curry Chicken

July 23, 2009 at 8:22 am 3 comments

I feel the need to explain what feels to me like the recent influx of Rachael Ray recipe reviews on this blog.  Before I moved, I cut up over a year’s worth of Everyday with Rachael Ray magazines and filed the recipes I actually  wanted to make in my recipe binder.  Now the majority of the recipes in my binder are from Rachael.  Though after last night, I’m less enthused about trying them.

Last night’s pick (because I have to keep my Man happy by serving meat once in a while…oh, and I like meat, too) was a 5 ingredient recipe for Coconut Curry Chicken.  We both like coconut and curry, it sounded simple enough and so I opted to give it a try.  It wasn’t difficult to make, and it looked pretty:

The taste, however, was lacking.  By which I mean, it didn’t really have any taste.  I know, it seems odd to say that a curry dish could have no taste, but my Man will back me up on this.  It’s not that it was bad, per se, it just wasn’t good.   It didn’t taste like curry.  It didn’t taste like coconut.  The recipe has 5 rave reviews, so either they’re crazy or I did something wrong (and despite a recent series of kitchen mistakes on my part, I think I made this one correctly).

We’ll be eating it again tonight, because there are still two servings left, but I don’t think I’ll be making this recipe again.  Definitely going to search for a relatively simple, delicious curry recipe for the future.


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  • 1. Matt (No Meat Athlete)  |  July 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I hate when that happens! Seems like it happens a lot with chicken too, especially white meat skinless. It just doesn’t absorb a lot of flavor.

    Don’t be ashamed of all your Rachael Ray cooking, she got so many of us started!

  • 2. Kirstin  |  July 26, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I was reading that brining the chicken overnight helps it to absorb the flavor a little better – I’ve never done it myself, but Food and Wine had an article on it in the last issue and I want to give it a try.

    • 3. Em  |  July 27, 2009 at 7:27 am

      We’re lucky I remember to defrost the chicken far enough in advance!
      That’s interesting though…I’ll let you try it and you can let me know how it works out :-P

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