When in doubt curry it! Chicken or tofu with curry and dijon mustard.

Curry dijon

This dish is easy to make, tasty and low carb. It was one of those recipes that came out of nowhere but turned out well. I hadn’t made it in a while but needed something I didn’t have to think about and worked with whatever was in the fridge. When I’m out of ideas, things are pretty black and white for me, with little shades of gray – I will curry anything. Mustard is also my best friend when I’m cooking. So, what could be better than combining the two!

Just one of the ingredients in this recipe helps protect against stress and certain diseases and helps with pain management and inflammation.

Listed below the recipe are the full health benefits and nutritional value of the ingredients.

Chicken or tofu with curry and dijon mustard recipe

dijon curry mixture

Makes: 4 servings
Total time: 20-30 minutes, cook time: 10-15 minutes, prep time: 10-15 minutes (if marinating the meat, add in sitting time for the marinade)

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless or 2 packages of firm tofu, I use Soyganic by Sunrise, organic and GMO-free

For sauce:

  •  Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup of chicken stock/vegetable stock
  • 4 tablespoons dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 3 tablespoons garlic chili sauce
  • 1/4 cup of strained tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • Optional: 1 chili pepper, mustard seeds and a drizzle of balsamic vinegar

Directions for chicken

Chicken with curry and dijon and salad

  1. Cut chicken into strips or rounds
  2. Whisk or blend 3/4 of the dressing ingredients in a blender and put on top of the chicken.
  3. Marinate for a minimum of 1 hour.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until cooked or preheat a grill and grill until cooked. About 15 minutes for either method.
  5. Serve with salad. Use the remaining dressing ingredients for the salad.

Directions for tofu

Curried tofu and salad

  1. Cut the tofu into strips.
  2. Whisk or blend 3/4 of the dressing ingredients in a blender and put on top of the tofu.
  3. Marinate for a minimum of 1 hour.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees until cooked or preheat a grill and grill until cooked. About 10 minutes for either method.
  5. Serve with salad. Use the remaining dressing ingredients for the salad.

Chicken including salad: Approximate nutritional information for 1 serving (Based on brands and amounts used in the recipe)

  • Calories per serving: 416
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbs: 16 g
  • Protein: 54 g

Tofu including salad: Approximate nutritional information for 1 serving (Based on brands and amounts used in the recipe)

  • Calories per serving: 379
  • Fat: 16 g
  • Carbs: 18 g
  • Protein: 24 g

27 replies »

  1. Hahahaha! I’m so glad they’re easy to make! Now just for finding the ingredients! I’m glad I made someone laugh hahahaha! Last night I had Torrentés, brie and cashews for dinner….what is my life???!

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  2. One day I will not be lazy enough to make one of your gorgeous recipes. Whenever my gf’s nearby make stuff like this I’d be like…I’ll bring the wine! (And store bought desserts!) LOL.

    The thing is every time I make anything I end up spending $40 on ingredients I never use again, or I leave out one or two because they’re impossible to find in Argentina, so it tastes like ick! Or I do everything the directions said and it tastes like ick so I feel bad, eat it anyways, and order a pizza and waste more money. Like I spend hours shopping and cooking to eat for 5 minutes and get disappointed so I’m frustrated!

    I also kill plants and no longer trust myself with goldfish! 😦 – Sincerely, 32 and helpless.

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    • Your comment made me laugh so hard Kristin! Your sign-off was the best! Thanks for making my day 🙂 I am also lazy and bring wine to most places. My recipes are the fastest things ever. Ordering takes more time sometimes so I just go with it (it’s how tofu came into play for me, it cooks in no time!). Some of my recipes end up in a “where’s more pepper to hide the taste” pile. I also kill plants…I killed a cactus once, like I can’t figure out how that even happened! I haven’t tried a goldfish yet, but now that I read your comment, I don’t think I should either. Hahaha! Have a wonderful night!

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