Cheap and Easy Eats – Primed Chicken, Squash and Saba Banana Green Curry

I love a great, spicy curry, especially one with a little zing and a great flavor to get your brow sweating!

How about a tasty curry that is cheap, easy to prepare and wonderfully nutritious?

Check below for an easy recipe that can be cooked in bulk, frozen and used for your healthy lunch box. It is also another recipe in our cheap eats category for people on a tight budget.

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2 large pieces of squash (rough cut to approximately 1cm by 2cm)
packet of chicken thigh (approximately 8-10 pieces)
3 red onions
1 knob/head garlic (10 cloves)
2 cups of coconut milk
1 cup of water
bowl of spinach or even malunggay
4 saba bananas (that have been boiled for 10 minutes previously and placed in the fridge)
2 table spoons of green curry paste
bacon fat (or olive/coconut oil) for frying onion and garlic and chicken thigh


1. Place your left over bacon fat (from cooking your bacon that you had previously for breakfast) in a pot (you can use olive or coconut oil instead), heat up then add your onions and garlic. Saute till soft and browned a little.

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2. Pan fry your chicken thighs in bacon fat also (or coconut or olive oil) for 2 minutes either side. Do not discard your juice.

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3. Add your coconut milk (left in the freezer from when you made your coconut flour for your Banana Pancakes – our a store bought one) to your onions and garlic. Add your 1 cup of water now.  I like a saucy curry so I add water but this step is optional (you could make it 3 cups of coconut milk).

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4. Simmer your coconut milk, water, onions and garlic on low heat.

5. Cook your diced squash in a pan with olive oil and salt also using the left over juice from your chicken thigh. Allow to simmer for 15 minutes on a medium heat.

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6. Add your squash, chicken thigh and sliced saba bananas to your onion, garlic and coconut mix. Place on lid and allow to simmer for 30 minutes on a low heat.

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7. Serve Chicken, Squash and Saba Banana over a bed of Spinach or Malunggay. Add crumbled boiled egg for extra nutrients and texture if you wish. You could also grate almonds over the top and/or add garlic chips too.

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1. To be Primed takes planning and organisation. So, make a double batch so you can freeze some for later in the week.

2. It is always cool to have Saba Bananas, Spinach and/or Malunggay and Boiled Eggs as a staple in your fridge.  Together with Canned Tuna in Water these food items can make a quick meal that saves you from ordering some fast “food” that can be detrimental to your health.

3. Your curry would taste great on fresh spinach or malunggay (optional to add your boiled egg into the mix).

4. If you have to have rice with your curry then add malunggay into it for extra nutrients and for all the wonderful health benefits derived from this wonderful plant.  Of course, your curry would also taste great on Cauliflower and Broccoli “Rice”.

5. Saba bananas have an abundance of vitamins and minerals and are a great source of natural energy.  They are also rich in potassium which helps the body’s circulatory system deliver oxygen to the brain and regulates blood pressure because of the way it promotes circulatory health.

6. Fabulous health benefits of Coconut Milk:

New research has revealed that not eating enough fat can actually make you fat. According to Bruce Fife, N.D. in his article “The Fat that Can Make You Thin,” people who include more healthy fats in their diet, such as the medium-chain triglycerides in coconut milk, eat less than those who don’t get enough fat. While all fats help the body feel full and satiate the brain receptors that control appetite, the fat in coconut milk may increase metabolism and perhaps increase weight loss on a reduced-calorie diet.

Besides weight loss benefits coconut milk can improve immune function, reduce heart disease risk and improve skin and hair health.

I personally have coconut milk in my coffee every morning.

Please let me know what you think of this recipe or have some suggestions for other recipes.  Cheers.

7 thoughts on “Cheap and Easy Eats – Primed Chicken, Squash and Saba Banana Green Curry”

    1. Hi, Excellent question. Add the curry paste after you have added the coconut milk or cream and water. It is easier to mix through properly then. This dish is my son’s favorite now. We also now add small, diced green peppers, carrots and sweet potato. Delicious.

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