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AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames

Cheat Code Chicken Curry: This may not win any beauty contests, but I daresay it’s one of the best curries I've ever made. To put dinner on the table in about 30 minutes, I use
cheat codes which, to keep this app from crashing, I'll put in the comments below.

Heat oil in large skillet; sauté marinated pieces of chicken thigh, not turning them too much, so that they brown a bit. Remove from the pan; add a handful of chopped carrots and about 1/2 cup of water; cover and cook over medium heat for a few minutes. Add 1 cup of tomato curry sauce (see cheat code below) and about 3/4 cup of coconut milk. Stir it well and then add the browned chicken pieces; simmer for about five minutes or until the chicken is cooked through; check for salt-and-pepper and correct. Stir in a handful of cilantro and the juice of half a large lime. Serve over rice.

I served this with Trader Joe's brown rice medley and some saag, which took me about 5 minutes to make, using the cheat codes mentioned below.

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Hala Touma
Hala Touma
I'll sure try it! It sounds good
Tasha
Tasha
perfect....will watch out for them!
Tasha
Tasha
A cheat code Blog would be great...I would definitely follow it. I love a good shortcut....anything to make life easier but without sacrificing taste/flavour


AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames
Tasha, I’m going to start putting the #cheatcode in all of my posts here on (Not)Recipes that include cheat codes. I will repeat any that have appeared in other posts, if applicable. If you click on that hashtag, it should bring up all of my other posts in which I've identified cheat codes with that hashtag. Many of my earlier "not recipes" include cheat codes; I did not include the hashtag in those, and it appears that I cannot add a live hashtag in the comments.

Speaking of cheat codes, here’s a fun, totally random fact. When the Golden State Warrior put their small team out against the big men of their opponents, they used to call it “Mouse in the House” according to their Hall of Fame bound radio announcer, Tim Roye. Now they call it “Cheat Code.” (I actually think “Mouse in the House” is pretty darn cute.)
AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames
Thanks, Tasha! I'm actually thinking about throwing together an ultra simple blog devoted just to my cheat codes. I've never had or wanted a blog before, but I constantly think about ways to make my cooking processes more efficient; it seems a shame not to share my tips.
Tasha
Tasha
Inspired!!! Love the cheat codes!
AntoniaJames
AntoniaJames
First Cheat Code: Marinate chicken for great flavor. On Sunday, I cut up a pound of chicken thighs into bite size pieces; marinated in bits of onion, garlic, ground cumin and coriander, with a bunch of chopped cilantro stems for good measure, plus a bit of oil, salt and pepper. This will keep for 3 days covered tightly in the fridge.

Second Code Code: I make tomato curry sauce in double batches and freeze in one cup or 2 cup containers. I use the recipe contributed by Mallika Basu on Food52 with an article on 5 recommended uses.

Third Cheat Code (for quick Saag): I made a double batch of tadka with onion, mustard seed, cumin seed and ginger last week; I kept what we didn't use in the fridge, with no particular use in mind. On Sunday, I heated it in some oil in the skillet for a few minutes and then added a bag of frozen spinach that I briefly thawed, along with a good dash of nutmeg + S/P; I cooked that over medium heat for about five minutes and then put it in the fridge. To make saag, I put it in a saucepan with a couple good splashes each of buttermilk and cream, and checked for salt. I serve that with the chicken curry, for a great meal. I could have made this the same way on the evening I made the curry, but I wanted to use the tadka over the weekend, as it had been in the fridge for a few days.