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Sublime Sub-Continental Chicken Curry

No recipe image available.This terrific recipe for Sublime Sub-Continental Chicken Curry was submitted by Annie Groer of Washington, DC.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons canola oil
3 large onions, quartered, sliced
3 large garlic cloves, sliced
3 tablespoons mild curry paste
3 tablespoons ginger pickle
3 (10-ounce) packages frozen chopped spinach, thawed
3 cups chicken broth
3 cups nonfat yogurt
1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons chopped mint leaves
2 teaspoons seasoned salt
4 cups water
2 cups basmati rice
1 tablespoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (10-ounce) package frozen peas, thawed
5 drops red food color
8 papadums*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Cut chicken into bite-size chunks; set aside.
  2. In large skillet over medium heat, place oil. Add onions and garlic and sauté about 7 minutes.
  3. Stir in curry paste and ginger pickle; cook 5 minutes more.
  4. Add spinach, chicken and broth; cook, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until fork can be inserted in chicken with ease.
  5. In large bowl, mix together yogurt, cucumber, mint and seasoned salt; set aside.
  6. In large saucepan, place water and bring to a boil. Add rice, salt and turmeric; cover and cook until fluffy, about 20 minutes. Add peas and food color; let sit 7 minutes, then toss carefully to mix.
  7. In oven set on broil, place papadums on middle rack, leaving door open; heat about 30 seconds, turn and cook 15 seconds more, taking care not to burn.
  8. On large platter, place rice with chicken mixture in center. Pass yogurt-cucumber mixture and papadums.

Makes 8 servings.

*A flatbread made from ground chickpea flour. If unavailable, substitute with pita bread, flour tortillas or other flatbreads.

Recipe provided courtesy of the National Chicken Council. Used with permission.