Why is it that home improvement projects always grow much bigger than you ever intended them to? A simple valve replacement on the toilet that won’t stop running suddenly turns into a 2-day project. Repainting the front porch suddenly becomes a two week project when you realize that a previous owner just painted right over the old lead paint, so now you have to pull on a mask and gloves and scrape up both layers. Peeling wallpaper takes much longer than you’d expect (at least until you discover the vinegar+water trick).
And half the time, you realize part-way through that you don’t have a particular tool you desperately need, but you know your friend does. So you ask to borrow it, and invite them to stay for dinner when they drop it off. Which means you need a simple, filling meal that takes under an hour. Like coconut curry chicken, where the vegetables and sauce are built right into the dish. Just throw together a pot of jasmine rice while you wait for the chicken to roast, and you’re golden.
Serve with jasmine rice.
Adapted from Poulet by Cree LeFavour Ingredients Instructions Make Ahead and Storage Save the bones of the chicken for making stock.
Serve with jasmine rice. Adapted from Poulet by Cree LeFavour
Make Ahead and Storage
Save the bones of the chicken for making stock.