This post is sponsored by Farmer Focus, all opinions are my own.
I made this chicken vindaloo recipe a few times leading up to the post because I enjoyed it so much and it was easy to make. I could not imagine using any chicken other than Farmer Focus. Clearly I enjoy cooking with Farmer Focus; check out my Five-Spice Buttermilk Soaked Roasted Chicken and my Chicken & Black Eyed Pea Chili.
In addition, it is so uplifting to work with brands like Farmer Focus that are actively trying to help families weather these uncertain times. Over the next month I’ll be collaborating with Farmer Focus to put groceries in your kitchens through a series of giveaways. I’ll share a bit more about these giveaways in a moment. But first a bit more about this recipe.
What is Vindaloo?
Vindaloo is a spicy Indian dish made by marinating a protein in vinegar, spices and garlic; it is actually an Indianization of a Portuguese dish. It is not uncommon to find vindaloo made with potatoes, however, although the term “aloo” means potatoes in Hindi, “vindaloo” is more of a play on the name of the original Portuguese dish “carne de vinha d’alhos” which means “’meat with wine garlic marinade”.
Why Farmer Focus?
If you’re like me, you value knowing how your food is produced. Farmer Focus’s sustainable approach to bringing high-quality chicken to our plates adds transparency and accountability to the chicken game. Farmer Focus farmers are 100% invested in the process; they own the birds and the feed, and raise them to the highest standards.
Farmer Focus products are organic, free range, and certified humane. Use this store locator to find your nearest supermarket carrying Farmer Focus.
Over the next month, we’ll be giving away $75 worth of groceries each week. The winners will receive a gift certificate redeemable at one of Farmer Focus’s partner supermarkets or online retailers. You can choose to use the prize for yourself or share it with someone in need. To enter the giveaway all you need to do is follow @farmerfocus and @mybodymykitchen and like and tag a friend in weekly giveaway posts. And yes, they know that the winners may not buy their product; they just want to help.
Let’s get to cooking some yummy Indian food. This recipe is perfect for meal prep or a weeknight dinner. Try it and let me know what you think.
Prep Time: 10 mins . Cook Time: 40 mins . Yield: 8-10 Servings
2 1/2 lbs Farmer Focus Boneless Thighs or Legs
1-2 Green Chiles (Jalapeno or Serrano), chopped
1 Medium Onion, minced
1 Cup Crushed Tomatoes
1/2 Cup Water
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
2 Tbsp Cooking Oil
Garnish: Red Pepper Flakes & Cilantro
1” Ginger root
1/4 Cup Red Wine Vinegar
6 Cloves Garlic
1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
1 Tbsp Turmeric
1 Tsp Ground Cumin
1 Tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 Tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 Tsp Black Pepper
Salt to taste
1. Cut the boneless thighs/legs into chunks (approx 2”). Place in a bowl or large freezer bag; set aside.
2. Combine the marinade ingredients into a food processor. Blend until smooth. Combine marinade and chicken chunks. Mix well; cover bowl or close bag. Let chicken marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight preferably.
3. In a saucepan or large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and chiles; cook until onions begin to golden.
4. Add the chicken; cook for about 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. Add the crushed tomatoes, water and remaining vinegar. When the pot begins to boil, reduce to a simmer. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes; stirring occasionally. Garnish with red pepper flakes and cilantro. Serve warm.