Lunch / Dinner
Curried Chicken Fricassee with Coconut
Authentic Indian curry is not something you think you’d have time to prepare on a weeknight. But with this thick, chunky curried chicken stew, you can satisfy your curry urge at a moment’s notice.
It starts with curry powder — not curry paste. Curry powder is a blend of a dozen or more spices. Purists would never use it, but it does make things a lot more convenient. Just be sure you have a fresh jar on hand — after six months, ground spices lose their punch.
Test Kitchen Tip
Coconut oil is extracted from pressed, dried coconut meat. It’s typically solid at room temperature and melts when heated.
Add mushrooms to pan and season with salt; cook until they release their moisture and start to brown, 5 minutes. Stir in onion, celery, carrots, and garlic; reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and sweat until vegetables soften, 5 minutes.
Add peas, cilantro, lime juice, and shredded tenders; season with salt and pepper flakes. Serve fricassee over Coconut Rice; garnish with serranos and toasted coconut.
Because mushrooms are full of water, cook them until they release all their moisture and it evaporates.
To get rid of the raw spice taste of curry powder, add it with the flour, and cook it a couple of minutes.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 17g 85%
Cholesterol 67mg 22%
Sodium 187mg 7%
Carbs 30g 10%
Fiber 6g 24%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.