Homemade chicken curry spread
Anyone who’s ever lived or visited Belgium, knows that there is one type of lunch we are mad for: ‘Smoskes’. It is a Flemish term for a roll or a piece of French baguette topped with various types of salads or spreads. A typical one has mayonnaise, lettuce, tomatoes, sliced carrot, cucumbers, and a hard-boiled egg. You can then add meat or cheese on top.
One of my personal favorite toppings is something quite different though: chicken curry. I have made this a couple of times at home before but never found delicious chicken curry spread in the shops. So I just decided to make it myself. And boy did it pay off!
Ever since moving to Ireland I’ve been making it quite a lot. It’s not something you’ll ever find in a store here. I have seen egg salad, coronation chicken, and chicken stuffing quite often, but nothing has been able to beat chicken curry just yet!
By making it yourself you can make sure there are actually enough pieces of chicken. – I usually end up with a lot of sauce and barely any chicken when I buy it in a store. – And you can tweak the flavours to your liking: more mustard, more curry, .. It does take a while to make but it is so worth it.
For this recipe I used a whole chicken (around 1.5 kg), but if you don’t want to make as big as a portion as me, you can just use chicken filets and reduce the other ingredients accordingly.
|1 large chicken|
|4tablespoons mild mustard|
|25g fresh parsley|
|2 cloves of garlic|
|15teaspoons curry powder|
|3 vegetable stock cubes or fresh veggies such as onion, carrot, leek, celery, ..|