Apr 29, 2017


I am so excited to share this next recipe! This coconut curry chicken tastes fantastic and is an absolute cinch to prepare!

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One of the favorite recipes (just ask my great friend Liza…and all of Pinterest) from The Fast Metabolism Diet, this delectable dish also proves how easy it is to custom design a three month supply based on “…the food that is part of your normal, daily diet.” Even if you’re on a diet, it’s easy to store the dried, canned, or bottled ingredients used in very specialized recipes.

Don’t believe me? Okay. This FAMOUS diet recipe has three fresh ingredients.

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It also has SIX storage ingredients!


So for all those good people that tell me they don’t “do” food storage because they don’t eat “that way”, this one’s for you!

Coconut Curry Chicken

Fresh Ingredients

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch cubes

1 medium onion, diced

3 cups packed baby spinach, chopped

Storage Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 teaspoons curry powder

1 can coconut milk (14 oz.)

1 cup canned diced tomatoes

2 tablespoons tomato paste

Heat the oil in a large skillet. Add the onion and salt, and saute’ over medium heat for about 7 minutes until translucent.


(I chose to double the recipe so don’t be thrown off if the ingredients look like more than what a single recipe calls for.)

Add the curry powder and saute’ for an additonal minute, until the spice fully coats the onion.


Incorporate the coconut milk, tomatoes, and tomato paste into the mixture.


Stir occasionally for 5 minutes, until sauce slightly thickens. Fold in the chicken and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes, or until cooked through.


Stir the spinach into the mixture and cook for 3 minutes or until wilted. (It will look like soooo much spinach but it cooks way down and is so good for us:)


Add a pinch more salt to taste, if needed. Serve warm over quinoa. OR. You could serve this with rice, or wheat, or pasta, or even mashed potatoes.


Today, while the temperature has dropped to 44 degrees and it’s pouring rain with probably snow falling in the mountains, we’re actually enjoying this coconut curry chicken all by itself, as a yummy rich and healthy stew…Paleo style!

Don’t let that latest diet hold you back. Almost every recipe calls for some amount of dried, canned, or bottled ingredients. Those are exactly the items we can store!

Build a small supply of food that is part of your
normal, daily diet. One way to do this is to purchase a
few extra items each week to build a one-week supply
of food. Then you can gradually increase your supply
until it is sufficient for three months. These items
should be rotated regularly to avoid spoilage.

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  1. Lindsey Says:

    This looks really yummy! I’m guessing it wouldn’t be too hard to sub home canned chicken for the fresh, right? I wonder if I could use freeze dried or dehydrated onion and spinach as well if I was going to put this into rotation. Thank you for posting this!

  2. Elizabeth J. Says:

    Yum. Yum. Yum. I have 4 varieties of curry powder in my kitchen. I think this might be tomorrow’s dinner.

  3. Liesa Says:

    Hey Lindsey! Please let me know how you like using the canned chicken and dehydrated onion and spinach. I’ve never tried that but it seems like soups and stews generally work well with those types of substitutions:)

  4. Liesa Says:

    Elizabeth! Will you please give me some curry coaching? I know nothing. I just buy the basic stuff on the shelf, usually yellow powder. What do you suggest?

  5. Elizabeth J. Says:

    I made this tonight and it was SO GOOD. The curry flavor is extremely mild–I used double the amount and it was still mild. I also used freeze-dried tomato powder instead of tomato paste and served over basmati rice. I should have made naan to soak up the yummy sauce. Who needs Indian restaurants with food storage recipes like this?

  6. Elizabeth J. Says:

    I used McCormick hot madras curry powder, but a sweet curry powder would work just as well. Penzey’s is the best but I apparently ran out.

  7. Liesa Says:

    Yaaaay Elizabeth! I’m always so happy when a recipe works for another family! Thank you very much for the tip on the curry, and more curry! Big hugs to you! Liesa

  8. Elizabeth Says:

    Made this again today. SO GOOD!

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