This Whole30 Chicken Curry with Mango is soon to become a Whole30 dinner favourite. Bursting with flavour and loaded with vegetables this paleo chicken curry dinner is not only so easy to make but tastes amazing. If you are looking for a quick Whole30 dinner recipe, this Whole 30 Chicken Curry with Mango must be on your next dinner menu.
It's that time of year. Fall. Which means it's time for delicious foods like stews, curries, soups, pies and crisps. And as much as I hate the weather getting cooler I absolutely love fall food. I am way more motivated to cook when it is cooler outside, and first up this fall was a brand new curry dish. Whole 30 Mango Chicken Curry to be exact. We literally inhaled this dish. I really should have made a double batch because it was gone in no time. This Whole 30 Mango Chicken Curry is such a great paleo dinner recipe. It has such an amazing flavour and is loaded with healthy vegetables!
I am currently writing this post snuggled under a nice fuzzy blanket with the fireplace on, in my pyjamas and slippers, drinking a nice hot mug of chai tea. There is frost on the rooftops and all I want to do is hibernate inside today. But you guys all know me well enough to know that I will not be lazing on the couch all day. There is just too much stuff to do! I have a spin class later this morning and then I will be spending the afternoon and evening with my family. We are going to be doing a tree planting ceremony for my grandma who passed away last year and then going out for dinner. I honestly can't believe it's already been a year since she passed away. This year has gone by way too fast. I remember I was deep in the midst of studying for my rheumatology exams when she died. She had been battling breast cancer for a couple years so her death didn't come as a surprise, and in some ways that makes it easier, but in others it just makes it harder. Watching someone you love suffer with a terminal illness is never a fun experience. Luckily for her, her cancer was very slow growing so for most of that time she actually did really well and was fairly asymptomatic.
I remember visiting her at the hospice just a couple days before she died and the woman who was lying before me was just not the grandma I knew and loved. End stage cancer (and most other end-stage diseases) does that to a person. I visited her a few times at the hospice in her last week of life (she was only there for about a week which was a blessing) and I even got to bring Luna with me a couple times. We decided Finnegan was a little too rambunctious to go to the hospice then, but our little Luna who loves to cuddle was perfect. She snuggled right in with grandma on her bed and we all watched the football game together. You see my grandparents are actually the longest holding season ticket holders for the Stampeders Football team here in Calgary. I can't remember exactly how long they have had tickets (over 60 years I believe) and so a couple years ago my grandfather was brought onto the field and presented with a jersey to honour their dedication to the organization. And my grandpa still has those season tickets. Yes, my 93 year old grandfather will never miss a Stamps game. Never. So today I will be spending time with my loved ones, thinking about my grandma, and reflecting on what an amazing and long life she had.
Are there certain foods that bring you joy? Foods that bring back good memories? Or just make you feel good when you eat them? Warm comfort foods like saucy curry dishes are one of those foods for me. Along with fresh baked cookies, a warm mug of tea, a good piece of chocolate or a delicious fruit pie. Man my mouth is watering just thinking about all of those amazing foods. And since I know many of you are doing a September Whole 30 challenge, I figured a Whole 30 Mango Chicken Curry recipe was exactly what we all needed. I am currently not doing a Whole 30 myself, but I have done it plenty of times in the past and I know that finding tasty, yet compliant recipes can be a challenge for some. But trust me, as soon as you take a bite of this Whole 30 Mango Chicken Curry you won't be missing your pre-Whole 30 foods at all. Trust me. I may even suggest that you make a double batch of this so that you have even more leftovers for lunches. I wish I had made a double batch that's for sure! You could pair this curry dish with cauliflower rice or even some sweet or white potatoes. All would be delicious if you ask me. I also suggest topping it with raw cashews, avocado and cilantro if you want even more flavour variations. This Whole 30 Mango Chicken Curry is also pale, SCD and GAPS safe and as always is gluten free, grain free and dairy free. And most importantly, delicious!
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Whole 30 Mango Curry Chicken Recipe (Paleo, GAPS, SCD, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)
3 chicken breasts (from pasture raised chicken)
4 TBSP coconut oil (or other cooking fat of choice) (this is my favourite brand)
1 cup chopped green onion (or substitute one small white onion)
2 TBSP curry powder (this is the brand I use and love)
1 tsp ground cumin (this is the brand I use)
1/2 tsp sea salt
1 small head of broccoli, chopped
2 sweet bell peppers, chopped (I used a yellow and a red)
1 can full fat coconut milk (I love this brand)
1 1/2 cups pureed mango (simply use fresh or frozen mango and puree it in your Vitamix blender - this is the one I use and love)
1. Chop your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces
2. Place a large pan on the stove on medium heat
3. Add the coconut oil to the pan and allow to melt
4. Add the chopped chicken breasts and cook until browned on all sides, turning every couple minutes to ensure they get evenly cooked
5. Add the chopped green onion and cook for ~2 minutes
6. Add the spices and stir well to combine
7. Add the chopped broccoli and bell peppers and cook for another 5 minutes
8. Add the coconut milk and mango puree and stir well to combine
9. Simmer for another 30 minutes (until the vegetables are the texture you desire), stirring every few minutes
10. Remove from the heat
11. Serve and enjoy!
TOPPING IDEAS: raw cashews, cilantro, avocado