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Cooking: Curry-Not-Curry Chicken Breast Stew With Potatoes

The rain outside is just insane right now. One moment I was walking to the car basked in a little bit of sunshine, another moment I could hardly see the road ahead of me when I was driving. 😓The wonders of being in a tropical country.

But we are a pretty lucky bunch. No hurricanes, no tornadoes, no earthquakes, no volcanoes, no winter, no heat wave (close...we come close - LOL) and no other natural disasters. Mother Earth loves us.

It's been some time since I've posted about things coming out of my kitchen. Bear in mind, I am a work/stay-at-home mother of 2 ravenous boys. I make it a point to cook at home as much as I can but I've got to tip my hat off to people who post cooking videos.

I tried that, I honestly did. Do you know how hard it is without proper equipment and lighting?! Gosh, it doubles or triples the usual cooking time because you're thinking of all the things to do and say or showcase in the video or whatever it is you're trying to post.

I gave up. And I wasn't even being serious or ambitious about it.

It's just not my forte so, maybe later when I have more time or expertise. In the meantime, I WILL continue to post in my cooking blog. The reason is simple: it helps. You don't know how many times I ran into the grocery store staring at my list of bookmarked recipes because I have no freaking idea what to cook next. I just literally ran into the store with nothing in mind.

Since these people's postings helped me, I should return the favor once in a while. You don't know who you're really helping in this world.

I am no chef. Whatever I cook or post are just my preferences and also based on what I have in the kitchen. That's what a normal, non-money-making kitchen is like. Winging it is half the battle. 😋That's what our mothers did on a daily basis.

So, this is curry-not-curry because one son is not a spice-lover. But there are 2 of us here who actually loves curry. It's simple enough to toss into a slow cooker or multi-purpose cooker. No fuss. Hope you try and like it when you're out of ideas.

You can find the printable version in my Cookpad account.

Have fun in the kitchen!

Curry-Not-Curry Chicken Breasts Stew with Potatoes


3 servings
  1. [A - blended paste for marinade]
  2. 1 tbsp oil
  3. 2 tbsp curry powder
  4. 2 chopped green onions
  5. 1 onion, chopped
  6. 5 cloves garlic
  7. 1 inch fresh ginger (or more if you like)
  8. 1 stalk lemongrass (crush the base), chopped
  9. 1 tsp chicken seasoning
  10. 1 tbsp lemon juice
  11. 1 tsp turmeric powder
  12. 1.5 tsp paprika (you can use chopped chili)
  13. 3 tbsp water (to cover ingredients in blender)
  14. to taste salt, pepper
  15. [B - To Cook]
  16. 800 g - 1kg chicken breast, cubed
  17. 1 tbsp cooking oil
  18. to taste salt, pepper, sugar
  19. 1/2 cup water/broth


  1. Blend ingredients on A list in a blender until it forms a paste. Add water or oil for the consistency and taste of your preference.
  2. Mix blended paste with cubed chicken breasts and marinade for at least 2 hours or overnight
  3. Heat cooking oil in pan, pour marinaded chicken into pan. Cook and stir for approximately 3 - 4 minutes. Until chicken pieces start to cook evenly
  4. Season with salt, pepper, sugar; add potatoes, water and cover to cook. It is ready when potatoes are soft when gently poked with a fork.
Note: Please email me if you find any mistakes in this article. I will get them fixed as quickly as possible. Thank you!


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