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Healthy Almond Milk Chicken Curry Recipe

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This delicious and easy almond milk chicken curry is the perfect healthy weeknight dinner that the whole family will love. This easy-to-make recipe is full of flavor and requires little seasoning. A creamy dairy-free and gluten-free chicken curry made with almond milk.

My family is huge curry fans, so the curry doesn’t take much time to make, it’s packed with flavor, and it’s a real treat. Making curry paste as a base for dishes is very easy and results in dishes that taste really fresh and lively. This recipe uses few seasonings, so it’s a recipe that both children and adults can enjoy. In our humble opinion, this is the best chicken curry recipe ever!

How to make Healthy Almond Milk Chicken Curry Recipe

TO MAKE THE CURRY PASTE

  • Place the curry paste ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and combined. Set aside.

TO MAKE THE ALMOND MILK CURRY

  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring as you cook. Once golden, remove and set aside.
  • Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to the saucepan and add curry paste. Stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the tomato paste, Almond Breeze Unsweetened Almondmilk, ground cinnamon, and chili powder. Stir to combine.
  • Return the chicken to the saucepan and stir to coat.
  • Reduce heat to medium/low and cook for 30 minutes or until thickened and chicken is fully cooked.
  • Serve with white rice and top with cilantro. Enjoy!

 

Why we choose Almond Breeze Almondmilk

I have loved Almond Breeze for a long time. Henry CANNOT get enough of the taste of milk, but sometimes dairy hurts his belly. Almond Breeze is our non-dairy alternative of choice that allows for moms and families to live and lead a healthful, active and better-for-you lifestyle. I know as a mom I’m personally so grateful that I can trust their product as being THE BEST.

Almond Breeze uses only the highest quality Blue Diamond almonds to make their almondmilk products. Their almonds are grown right in California, you can read more about their co-op of growers, meet some actual families that grow your almonds, and hear why they’re the absolute experts in almonds HERE.

Unsweetened Almondmilk for Dairy Free Chicken Curry

I’m obsessed with cooking with Almond Breeze Almondmilk. You might remember me using their Almondmilk Blended with Real Bananas for our favorite Easy Banana Pancakes a few months back. I love that almondmilk is nutritious AND delicious. Almond Breeze Unsweetened Original is my go-to when cooking anything savory that I still want to pack a creamy punch. Other health benefits include:

  • Only 30 calories and has no added sugar.
  • Excellent source of calcium
  • Gluten-free, lactose-free, and has no saturated fat and no cholesterol.
  • A refreshing and delicious alternative to dairy that tastes great on its own, with a creamy smooth texture and hint-of-almond taste.

It’s a dream in this Dairy Free Chicken Curry. It’s still super creamy, has just a slight nutty taste, and is better for you to boot! WIN! You can swap it 1:1 for dairy in your favorite creamy recipes! 

Creamy Almond Chicken Curry

I love how creamy this yummy meal is, dry curries have their place, but for me a creamy curry just hits the spot! This recipe produces a really rich and thick curry sauce (I hate it when you get a runny curry that needs thickening!). I love serving this with white rice such as basmati or jasmine, and if you are feeling particularly hungry you can add naan or a roti.

Healthy Chicken Curry

A lot of Indian curry dishes use cream to make the sauce, and while great as a treat, it’s not a good idea to eat a cream laden dish regularly!  By replacing the cream with the almond milk, this almond chicken curry is immediately lower in fat and calories, and more nutritious. Use skinless chicken breast, which is leaner than thigh meat. Feel free to add some other veggies into this dish too for more nutrients.

Variations for this Healthy Almond Milk Chicken Curry

You can totally make this dairy free curry recipe your own! See some of our favorite variations below!

Spicy Almond Milk Chicken Curry

As I said, this is a mild spiced curry, it will be sure to please even the most heat sensitive, but if you would like to amp up the spice, simply add some extra chili powder.  You could also add a fresh chili to the chili paste if you so wish.

Vegan Almond Milk Curry

Because this basis of this curry is dairy free, it’s fairly straight forward to turn this into a delicious meat free meal. You could simply add more vegetables to the curry, or replace the protein with tofu, tempeh or seitan.

Top tips for making Healthy Almond Milk Chicken Curry

  • Make sure that your spices are not stale so that you get maximum flavor.
  • Use Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Unsweetened Original Almondmilk
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for 2-3 days. Gently reheat to serve.
  • Make a big batch and freeze some for easy to grab meals – defrost thoroughly before reheating.

Healthy Almond Milk Chicken Curry Recipe

This tasty Almond Milk Chicken Curry is a perfect healthy weeknight meal that the whole family will love! This easy to make recipe is packed full of flavor and mild in spice. 
Prep Time 20 days
Cook Time 20 days
Total Time 40 days
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Dinner
Cuisine American, French, Italian, Vietnamese
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

For Curry Paste

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground tumeric
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon course sea salt

For Almond Milk Chicken Curry

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 pounds Chicken Breast cut into 1 inch cubes
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Curry Paste see recipe below
  • 6 ounces tomato paste 1 small can
  • 1.75 cups Blue Diamond Almond Breeze® Unsweetened Original Almondmilk
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • white rice for serving
  • Cilantro for serving optional

Instructions
 

For the Curry Paste

  • Place the curry paste ingredients in a food processor and pulse until smooth and combined. Set aside.

For the Almond Milk Curry

  • Heat 1/2 tablespoon olive oil in a large saucepan over high heat. Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring as you cook. Once golden, remove and set aside.
  • Add remaining 1/2 tablespoon olive oil to the saucepan and add curry paste. Stir to combine. Cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the tomato paste, almond milk, ground cinnamon, and chili powder. Stir to combine.
  • Return the chicken to the saucepan and stir to coat.
  • Reduce heat to medium/low and cook for 30 minutes or until thickened and chicken is fully cooked.
  • Serve with white rice and top with cilantro. Enjoy!

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