Food. Gotta love it…. the flavors, smells and the colors. Hmmmmm food is one of the things that SO impsires me.
I love foods such as Thai, Japanese, Cuban, Brazilian and in the last couple of years I have really enjoyed the magic of Indian Food. When we were on vacation in 2008 I had an Indian curry chicken dish that was absolutely DELISH! I loved it so much that it’s taken me a while to get the taste from my mind into a recipe that sctually tastes like what I can remember. I can only make this when the hubby is out of town because he does not fancy Ethnic foods like I do.
This recipe is sooooooo easy (yeah, because with my schedule I have soooo much time…. right… NOT! Hee Hee). If you try it – please let me know by commenting here on my blog, would love to hear from you!
~*~*~*~*~ Sonya’s Simple Sweet Curried Chicken over Rice ~*~*~*~*~
1/2 yellow or purple medium onion – finely chopped (approx 1/3 cup)
4 whole chicken thighs (or 2 chicken breasts) -diced into 1″ chunks
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper -(lightly to taste)
1/4 Black or golden raisins
1/4 cup Major Greys Chutney (or better yet, try Apricot Habanero Jelly from Utters Delights!)
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 T yellow curry powder (add more to taste…)
1/2 bunch cilantro, finely chopped
4 T Olive Oil
1.) In saucepan, saute the onion in olive oil until cooked or translucent, add chicken breasts until fully cooked.
2.) Add the curry powder, raisins and Major Greys Chutney (OR Utters Apricot Habanero Jelly). Mix well in the pan. Simmer for 5 minutes over medium/low heat.
3.) Add the mayonnaise and the chopped cilantro. Mix well in the pan. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Serve over cooked white or brown rice.
So there you have it, a colorful, flavorful YUMMY dish that your family will love!
As you may not know, the curry powder seasons more the longer it’s cooked, so the short simmering times in this recipe really makes a difference. I believe the recipe I had originally tasted currants in it and scallions in it, but I wanted to save this from being way too “onioney” and raisins are easier to find in the grocer and cost less. )
If you really want to get tin the mood for this dish and want some scenery to watch while eating, I suggest the Wes Anderson movie “The Darjeeling Limited”, it’s great movie with an awesome cast.
Enjoy and happy cooking!