Chicken Korma (More like Spicy Chicken)

So this is my second attempt at a more rigorous recipe, and this time I forgot a few things and had a few technical difficulties.



  • 1.25 lbs of Chicken Breast (Three large ones) cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 2 potatoes skinned and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (14.5 oz) – this was supposed to be stewed (whoopsies #1)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 stick of cinnamon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 large onion coarsely chopped

Now this one was a challenge for me. It all started with the grocery shopping. I had a majority of the items, but I needed to buy 1 can of tomato. Now perhaps I was distracted, but instead of buying stewed tomatoes in a can, I bought diced tomatoes (whoopsies #1). But oh well, time for the prep and cooking.

Prep was fairly straight forward, until I found that I was missing my skinner (the thing in the kitchen that helps peels apples, potatoes etc. – perhaps peeler is the proper name). So peeling the potatoes went from a 3 minutes mission, to a 10 minutes mission with a knife and a very nervous peeler. Next came the onion and this is how it ended: Image Image

I began to cry so badly while cutting my onion, that I went into the resource bin and I pulled out my roommate’s google used for science experience. This proved to a be an awesome prevention against onions, and will probably be my go to from now on.

The next step came in cooking. However, even this step did not happen smoothly, as we had a power outage. No one is sure for how long this happened, but my roommate came home to find all of the power out… (unpredictable whoopsies #2). This means that I have no idea how long I cooked the dish, because I had it on low when I put it on, but then we switched to high due to the power outage.

When we finally came home from getting our nails done (yes it was a tough day), my roommates and I got ready to serve the dish. Here is where whoopsies #3 and #4 come into place. I forgot to take out the cinnamon stick, so instead of not having a cinnamon stick, we had one (this was not supposed to happen – but I don’t think it hurt the dish). Also, I forgot to add the 1/2 cup of yogurt (hence why it is not in the ingredients). So we didn’t have anything close to chicken korma, but more a chicken and rice dish (my roommate provided the brown rice).


As my roommate so eloquently put, “If you are aiming for chicken korma, you might as well give up now, because this isn’t it. But it is a good chicken dish.” Everyone went back for seconds, which I vote as a successful dish. Next time I know how to fix it, so it is actually chicken korma – 1) get the right kind of tomatoes, 2) take out the cinnamon stick and 3) ADD THE YOGURT!!!

The Nitty Gritty:

  • Total Cost: $12.00 – I had most of the spices, so I only bought chicken, tomatoes, potatoes
  • Total Time: ??? – Prep was 20 minutes, cook time – I have no clue
  • Serving Size: 4 + (we all had seconds, but I still have left overs)

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