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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:

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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