Sunday, November 23, 2014

Curried Coconut Chicken

Prep time: 20 minutes
Cook time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6


2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
1 teaspoon salt and pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons curry powder
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 (14 oz) can coconut milk
1 (14.5 oz) can stewed, diced tomatoes
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons sugar

1.  Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
2.  Heat oil and curry powder in a large skillet over medium-high heat for two minutes.  Stir in onions and garlic, and cook 1 minute more.  Add chicken, tossing lightly to coat with curry oil.  Reduce heat to medium, and cook for 7-10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink in center and juices run clear.
3.  Pour coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and sugar into the pan, and stir to combine.  Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, approximately 30-40 minutes.


*Note:  I cooked the chicken in the crockpot while I was at work and then cooked everything in the skillet on the stove in the evening.  I think if I had cooked the chicken on the stove instead, the ingredients might have soaked into the chicken more.  I've eaten this leftover for lunch all week, and it tasted better and better each day.  I just prefer my chicken cooked in the crockpot; I don't think it would have been so yummy and tender for leftovers otherwise.  I wasn't sure how I'd like the curry with tomatoes, but it's really good.  I ate it with brown rice and the sesame green bean recipe I'll post next.

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