Curried Chicken or Shrimp with Cinnamon Basmati Rice

Total Time
40mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 15 mins

A healthy, quick-cooking meal that tastes great.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Using a citrus zester or the small holes of a box grater, zest oranges.
  2. Squeeze juices of oranges into a small bowl.
  3. Set zest and juice aside.
  4. In a large bowl, combine half of the zest with the shrimp (or chicken), 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, 1/4 tsp.
  5. salt, and 1/4 tsp.
  6. pepper.
  7. Toss to coat.
  8. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  9. Cook shrimp until bright pink, 2 minutes per side.
  10. (Or cook chicken pieces until juices run clear.) Transfer to a plate.
  11. Heat remaining tablespoon of oil.
  12. Add onion, celery, dried oregano, and remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder; cook until onion is translucent, about 4 minutes.
  13. Add orange and tomato juices; cook until liquid starts to thicken, aabout 8 minutes.
  14. Return shrimp (or chicken) to skillet and heat thoroughly, about 2 minutes.
  15. Stir in cream.
  16. Add remaining orange zest; season with salt and pepper.
  17. Serve over Cinnamon Basmati Rice with Golden Raisins and garnish with fresh oregano.
Most Helpful

We enjoyed this very much. I actually used half chicken and half shrimp. I'll try this again in a few days and will use cracked pepper and thrown in a cardamon or two at step 13 and see if that works. Note that steps 4, 5 and 6 are one sentence. Thanks!

Tellok March 12, 2006