Lauren McLean Iuppa Ayer

Poet | Artist | Optimist

Cheater’s Cashew Chicken Curry

I hate to cook. I know there are a ton of people out there who find chopping and stirring a form of relaxation, but I am just not that girl. Add to that a ton of food allergies and sensitivities and you have a recipe for avoiding recipes at all costs. Still, a girl has to eat, and although I preach a good game of “fresh, local, organic” sometimes I just need something quick, easy, and tasty made from ingredients that won’t rot in my fridge when my schedule gets busy. This is one of those, made entirely from canned, jarred, and frozen foods. (Thank you Trader Joe’s.)

Cheater’s Cashew Chicken Curry

1 bag Trader Joe’s frozen Organic Jasmine Rice

1 can Trader Joe’s canned Premium Chunk Chicken

1/4 cup chopped cashews

1 cup Trader Joe’s frozen Organic Peas

1 tablespoon Morton & Bassett organic Curry Powder (or whatever curry powder you have on hand)

1 tablespoon Artisana 100% organic Coconut Butter, broken into small pieces; add more or less to taste (coconut milk would probably be better, but the butter was all I had on hand, if using coconut milk, I’d double or triple the amount)

Cook rice according to instructions on package. Put into bowl with rest of ingredients. Stir. Cook on high setting in microwave for 2-3 minutes. Serves two.



  1. Sounds reasonable to me: Trader Joe’s has some good products and I would never turn down cashew curry chicken, although I might scrape those peas to the side and use some other vegetable.

  2. gardenlore

    January 30, 2012 at 10:17 am

    hehehe… yeah, agree on the peas, was just using what i had handy. would have preferred green beans.

  3. Sounds good to me I think I will try it out soon but I thinkI will try it with the coconut milk as I just happen to have some on hand.

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