Thanksgiving 2008

This was a good alternative to the traditional Thanksgiving turkey.

  • half a dozen chicken breasts, skinned
  • 1/2 stick (1") cinnamon, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 t ginger
  • 1/2 t curry powder
  • 1/4 t cumin
  • 1/4 t garam masala
  • 1/4 t red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 t tumeric
  • 1 C chicken broth (1 bouillon cube in water)
  • 1/2 t chopped chives
  • 1/2 t cilantro


  1. Arrange chicken in microwave dish, meaty side up.
  2. Boil water, bouillon cube, and cinnamon stick until bouillon cube is dissolved.
  3. Mix ginger, curry, cumin, pepper flakes, tumeric. Rub a pinch or so into top of each chicken breast. Mix remainder into broth.
  4. Sprinkle chives and cilantro over chicken.
  5. Mince garlic, sprinkle over chicken.
  6. Dice onion, sprinkle over chicken.
  7. Pour broth over chicken.
  8. Microwave @ 100% for 10 minutes, 30% for 120 minutes.
  9. Check chicken, if tender, serve over rice.
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