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What you need:

FOR THE CURRY PASTE
1 tbsp whole coriander seeds, toasted
2 tsp whole cumin seeds, toasted
1 tsp whole black peppercorns, toasted
1 tsp coarse salt
3 serrano chiles, sliced
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves
2 stalks fresh lemon grass, trimmed and chopped
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 spring onions, chopped
2 tbsp chopped peeled fresh ginger
2 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tbsp finely grated lime zest (from 2 limes)

For the stew:

2 oz spinach

14oz /1 tin  unsweetened regular coconut milk
14oz /1 tin  unsweetened light coconut milk
1 medium courgette (zucchini) quartered lengthwise and sliced 1 inch thick (21/4 cups)
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
3/4 cup fresh basil

What you do:

Make the curry paste: Grind coriander, cumin, peppercorns, and salt with a mortar and pestle, or with the bottom of a heavy skillet. Add remaining ingredients, and grind until a paste forms. (The Curry paste can be refrigerated for up to 2 weeks or frozen for up to 3 months.)

Make the stew:

Puree 5 tbsp curry paste, the spinach, and 1 cup regular coconut milk in a blender until smooth. Reserve remaining curry paste for another use.

Bring remaining regular coconut milk and the light coconut milk to a boil in a medium Dutch oven or heavy stockpot. Reduce heat, stir in curry-spinach mixture, and simmer for 5 minutes. Add courgette, and cook until slightly tender, about 5 minutes. Add chicken, and season with salt and pepper. Cook until courgette is tender and chicken is cooked through, about 5 minutes. Add basil, and garnish with serrano chiles.

Serve with rice and lime wedges.

 

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What you need:

300g basmati rice
25g butter
1 large onion , finely sliced
1 bay leaf
3 cardamom pods
small cinnamon stick
1 tsp turmeric
4 skinless chicken breasts , cut into large chunks
4 tbsp curry paste
85g raisins
850ml chicken stock
chopped coriander and toasted flaked almonds to garnish

what you do:

Soak the rice in warm water, then wash in cold until the water runs clear. Heat butter in a saucepan and cook the onions with the bay leaf and other whole spices for 10 mins. Sprinkle in the turmeric, then add chicken and curry paste and cook until aromatic.

Stir the rice into the pan with the raisins, then pour over the stock. Place a tight-fitting lid on the pan and bring to a hard boil, then lower the heat to a minimum and cook the rice for another 5 mins. Turn off the heat and leave for 10 mins. Stir well, mixing through half the coriander.

To serve, scatter over the rest of the coriander and the almonds.

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What you need:

1 lemon
1 lime
1 orange
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp dried Italian seasoning
1/4 tsp chili flakes (if desired)
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup tomatoes, seeded and cut into cubes
1 tbsp basil chopped or torn in small pieces
1 medium sized white onion,  finely chopped
1 tsp hot sauce or ketchup
Salt and pepper to taste

What you do:

In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, onions, basil and hot sauce. Mix well. Season it with salt. Cover and refrigerate.
Grate the zest of the orange, lemon and lime. Place it in a resealable bag.
Squeeze out the juice from the fruits. Discard the seeds, but keep the pulp.
Pour the juices and pulp into the resealable bag. Add the garlic, italian seasoning and chili flakes. Season it with salt and pepper.
Marinate the chicken in the bag and refrigerate for 2 hours up to overnight. Turn the bag at least once to make sure that it absorbs the flavor.
Grill the chicken for 10-15 minutes or until it is soft. Do not overcook.
Serve warm with rice and salsa.

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What you need:

4 skinless chicken breasts

1/2 teaspoon salt, plus 1 teaspoon
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus 1 teaspoon

1 ml  olive oil
1 red  pepper, (seeded & diced)
1 yellow  pepper,( seeded & diced)
3 oz prosciutto, chopped
2 garlic cloves (crushed)
1 tin (400g) chopped tomatoes
125 ml  white wine
1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves
1 tsp fresh oregano leaves
125 ml chicken stock
chopped fresh parsley leaves

What you do:

Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. In a large frying pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. When the oil is hot, cook the chicken until browned on both sides. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.

Using  the  same  frying pan, over medium heat, add the peppers and prosciutto and cook until the peppers have browned and the prosciutto is crisp, (around 5 minutes).

Add the  crushed garlic and cook for 1 minute. Pour in  the tomatoes & wine, then add the  herbs.

Return the chicken to the pan, add the stock, and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer, covered, until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 to 30 minutes.

Garnish with the parsley & serve.

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