12.13.2010

Thai Curry Chicken with Carrots & Snow Pea Pods


I get many requests for curry dishes from my personal chef clients.  A spicy dish with a hint of sweetness, this one pot dinner is quick to prepare on a weeknight.  The main spice in the dish is curry powder which is actually a combination of spices including turmeric, coriander, ginger, garlic, chilies, pepper, cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, cardamom, cumin and tamarind. Curries are typically served over rice to soak up the rich sauce made with coconut milk.

A favorite curry dish of mine is Thai Curry Chicken with Carrots and Snow Pea Pods.  The tender chicken is tossed with curry powder and quickly sauteed.  Shredded carrots and snow pea pods are tossed with the chicken.  Coconut milk is added and the chicken and vegetables are simmered to enhance the flavors.  In less than 20 minutes, dinner is ready.

If you are looking for a dinner that is a little out of the ordinary, Thai Curry Chicken with Carrots and Snow Pea Pods will not disappoint.

Thai Curry Chicken with Carrots and Snow Pea Pods

serves 4

1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon flour
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 pound chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut in 1 inch cubes
2 teaspoons olive oil
3 cups carrots, shredded
3 cups snow pea pods
1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup cashews, chopped
4 cups of cooked basmati rice

Combine 1 teaspoon salt, flour, and curry powder. Add the chicken, and toss gently to coat. Heat the oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat. Add chicken, and saute for 5 minutes.  Add the carrots and snow pea pods and toss to combine.  Stir in the coconut milk, reduce heat and simmer for 7 minutes or until the chicken is done, stirring occasionally. Stir in the cilantro and sprinkle with the cashews.  Serve with rice.

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5 comments:

bellini valli said...

The lively colours of the vegetables woyuld make this more than appealing too.

teresa said...

this looks so delicious, i love those bright sweet flavors.

Kathleen said...

This looks and sounds fabulous!

Somer said...

Sounds yummy! What type of curry powder would you recommend?

EAT! said...

I like to use Penzey spices. The client I made this dish for likes spicy food so I prepared the dish with hot curry powder. It was not overpowering and complimented the dish well.