How to Make Chicken and Curried Potato Porridge (Potato Curry)

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Curried potato porridge with chicken is another healthy way of cooking potatoes; this simple and easy potato curry recipe is very tasty and nutritious for any time of theday, it is loaded with lots of healthy vegetables and spices and filled with spicy cooked chicken. Chicken and curried potato porridge recipe is a delicious one pot of creamy potato, which is easy to put together for breakfast or dinner. However, Potatoes are versatile vegetables, you can make chips with them, or you can bake or mash them as well, there is no dish out there that potatoes do not compliment; food such as beef stewshredded chicken sauce and a host of others can be made with potatoes.

The many ways to enjoy your potato recipes are:servingthem as side dishor as main dish. This curried potato porridge recipe is indeed a new recipe to me. I have been seriously thinking of a new potato recipe to prepare with some of the potatoes I had at home; and now finally, I creatively came up with this yummy, healthy and easy potato recipe, which is what I called- chicken and curried potato porridge. You will definitely want to add this to your menu after trying it out because it is very delicious and rich. However, you can simply call this dish chicken potato porridge with mixed vegetables. It was what I have been thinking about in my mindfor days before finally bringing it to reality. This curried potato porridge taste is completely different from the normal Nigerian Irish potato porridge made with palm oil and spinach (ugwu) and fish.

Irish potatoes are staple food to many people, thanks to goodness for their versatility as you can easily prepare them into different dishes or simply create new dishes from them. Potatoes can be baked (potato casserole), they can be fried, boiled and eaten with stew or you can simply mash potatoes into a creamy consistency for babies (mashed potato recipe) or they can be cooked as porridge, depending on ones choice. There are so many quick potato ideas, as potatoes do not take so long to cook; another simple way to cook potatoes is to roast them over charcoal fire and then servewithtomato stew or pepper sauce or simply fry your potatoes into chips like sweet potato chips or yam chips.

Potato porridge indeed is a very simple and fast meal to cook just like yam porridge, when making this chicken and curried potato porridge, you can decide to mash some of your potato to produce a thicker consistency or you can simply dissolve a little flour to thicken the potato porridge. Instead of using chicken for this potato porridge, you can choose to use turkey, beef or fish, the use of chicken was my own choice of meat in this potatoes recipe. In addition, you can use unripe plantain to cook a similar meal like this and if you want, you can combine plantain and potato to make this delicious delicacy (potato and plantain porridge) as well.

This easy chicken and curried potato dish is extremely tender and delicious, plus the addition of fresh varieties of vegetables and spices which givethe potatoes extra flavour and tastiness; the potatoes where equally cooked in chicken broth, but you can simply use water if you dont have meat broth and season it to your own taste. Sweet potatoes can be used in place of Irish potatoes as well.

Chicken and curried potato porridge ingredients

  1. 10-12 white potatoes (Irish potatoes)
  2. 500g chicken breast
  3. 3 medium carrots, chopped
  4. 2 green bell peppers, chopped
  5. 3 red bell peppers, chopped
  6. cup green peas
  7. 3 green chillies, chopped
  8. 1 medium onion, chopped
  9. 3 cloves garlic, minced,
  10. 1 small ginger, mashed
  11. 1-teaspoon turmeric powder
  12. 1-teaspoon curry powder
  13. 2 tablespoons ground crayfish
  14. 2 seasoning cubes, crushed
Ingredients for cooking chicken and curried potato porridge
Ingredients for cooking chicken and curried potato porridge

 

Procedures for cooking chicken and curried potato porridge

  1. Season chicken with enough spices to get a rich flavour and cook until it becomes tender.
  2. Add about 1 cup of water to it to extract enough broth for the potato porridge.
  3. Separate the chicken from the broth once it is cooked, pull the chicken from the bones with a fork and keep aside.
  4. Peel potatoes, rinse and cut them into medium size cubes and keep aside.
  5. Place the chicken broth on the stove, add a little water to increase the quantity and bring to a boil.
  6. Bring the potatoes into the pot on stove and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Season the potato with 1 seasoning stock cube, onions, turmeric powder, curry powder, crayfish and cook it until it becomes soft.
  8. If the potato looks a bit watery to you, remove 3 of the potatoes and mash them into a paste and add it back to thicken the porridge or simple dissolve 2 tablespoons of plain flour and add into the porridge to thicken it perfectly.
  9. Place a dried pan on heat, add 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil to it, stir in onions, ginger and garlic and fry for 2 minutes, add in the bell peppers, green chilli peppers, carrots and green peas into the oil and stir fry for 5 minutes on a low heat.
  10. Season the vegetable with salt and stir to mix, add in the shredded chicken into the pan and cook with the vegies for 5 minutes more.
  11. Pour the vegetable into the cooked potatoes and stir with a spatula to combine properly.
  12. Cook the potato on a medium for about 3 minutes, put off heat.
  13. Serve your delicious chicken curried potato porridge warm.

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Steps on how to cook chicken and curried potato porridge with pictures

1. Season chicken with enough spices to get a rich flavour and cook until it becomes tender.Add about 1 cup of water to it to extract enough broth for the potato porridge.

Boiling of chicken for curried potato recipe
Boiling of chicken for curried potato recipe

 

2. Separate the chicken from the broth once it is cooked, pull the chicken from the bones with a fork and keep aside.

3. Peel potatoes, rinse and cut them into medium size cubes and keep aside.

Peeled potatoes for making chicken and curried potato recipe
Peeled potatoes for making chicken and curried potato recipe

 

4. Place the chicken broth on the stove, add a little water to increase the quantity and bring to a boil. Bring the potatoes into the pot on the stove and cook for 5 minutes

Cooking of potatoes in chicken broth
Cooking of potatoes in chicken broth

 

5. Season the potatoes with 1 seasoning stock cube, onions, turmeric powder, curry powder, crayfish and cook themuntil theybecomes soft.

Cooking process of potato in a rich broth
Cooking process of potato in a rich broth

 

6. If the potato looks a bit watery to you, remove 3 of the potatoes and mash them into a paste and add it back to thicken the porridge or simple dissolve 2 tablespoons of plain flour and add into the porridge to thicken it perfectly.

You can mash some cooked potatoes into the content to help thicken the porridge
You can mash some cooked potatoes into the content to help thicken the porridge

 

7. Place a dried pan on heat, add 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil to it, stir in onions, ginger and garlic and fry for 2 minutes, add in the bell peppers, green chilli peppers, carrots and green peas into the oil and stir fry for 5 minutes on a low heat.

Cooking of vegetables for chicken and curried potato porridge
Cooking of vegetables for chicken and curried potato porridge

 

8. Season the vegetable with salt and stir to mix, add in the shredded chicken into the pan and cook with the vegies for 5 minutes more.

After adding the vegetable into the potato, stir it well to incorporate
After adding the vegetable into the potato, stir it well to incorporate

 

10. Cook the potato on a medium for about 3 minutes, put off heat.Serve your delicious chicken and curried potato porridge warm

Rich yummy chicken and curried potato porridge
Rich yummy chicken and curried potato porridge

 

Serving chicken curried potato porridge
Serving chicken curried potato porridge

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