Mango Chicken Curry
Pretty simple recipe with a great flavour!
Mango Chicken Curry
- Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Yield: Serves 6.
- 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 large onion, chopped (1 1/2 to 2 cups)
- 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced*
- 2 Tbsp fresh minced ginger*
- 1 Tbsp yellow curry powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 mango, peeled and diced
- 2 Tbsp cider vinegar or white vinegar
- 1 13.5 ounce can coconut milk (If using low-fat coconut milk, add 2 Tbsp heavy cream)
- 1 1/4 pound skinless boneless chicken thighs or breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1/3 cup golden raisins (optional)
- Salt and pepper
- Cilantro for garnish
* QUICK TIP #1 When you buy ginger root, peel it all and place the pieces in a freezer bag. When you need to use some, take out a FROZEN piece and use a grater to grate/mince it…. Put the leftover back in the freezer.
* QUICK TIP #2 I also use a grater with garlic cloves. It saves the chopping. This also works with a small amount of onions!
1 Heat oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add onions and bell pepper cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and ginger and cook for another minute. Add the curry powder and cumin, cook for a few more minutes. The spices will absorb some of the oil, so if anything begins to stick too much to the bottom of the pan, add a little more oil to the pan.
2 Add the vinegar, coconut milk, and one of the two chopped mangoes to the pan. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, then lower the heat to maintain a low simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove pan from heat. Scoop the sauce into a blender. Purée the sauce, pulsing until smooth. Return the sauce to the pan.
3 Add chicken pieces and raisins to the pan. Return to a low simmer. Cover the pan and let cook for 8-10 minutes. Chicken should be just cooked through. Use a knife to cut open the largest piece to check.
4 Add remaining chopped mango to the pan. Stir in the cream, if using. Let cook at a very low temperature for another minute or two, uncovered. Do not let boil! Or the cream may curdle. Adjust seasonings. If a little too sweet, add a little more vinegar. If not sweet enough, you can add a dash of sugar. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serve over rice. Garnish with cilantro.
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