This is spicy, but not too spicy. It's full of flavor and no one ingredient is overpowering. I think it'd be great over plain rice. This is from an old Cooking Light cookbook (1987).
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper
- cooking spray
- 1 medium cooking apple, peeled and chopped
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1⁄2 cup celery, chopped
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 cup water
- 1⁄4 cup raisins
- 2 teaspoons curry powder
- 2 teaspoons orange rind
- 4 chicken bouillon cubes
- 1⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄4 cup unsweetened orange juice
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- Sprinkle chicken with pepper.
- Spray a Dutch oven with cooking spray and put on a burner on medium heat.
- Add chicken and brown on each side.
- Remove chicken and set aside.
- Rinse Dutch oven and recoat with cooking spray.
- Add apple, onion, celery, and garlic.
- Cook at medium heat stirring constantly until veggies are tender.
- Stir in water and next 5 ingredients.
- Return chicken to Dutch oven.
- Bring to a boil.
- Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 40 minutes or until chicken is tender.
- Combine orange juice and cornstarch, stirring until blended.
- Stir into Dutch oven. Bring to boil and cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened.
This was AMAZING! I doubled the sauce and will probably triple it next go round it is THAT good, especially served over brown rice! Thank you sooooo much for posting!
I picked this recipe, because I wanted something to serve my Korean friends, who are used to really hot food. I think they will like this. It has a stronger curry flavor than many "curry" dishes I have tried. The red pepper flakes give it an extra tang. My husband said it was between Korean and Indian cuisines.
Wonderful recipe... I did make a few minor changes: I had homemade chicken stock to use up and used that instead of the bouillon cubes and water, and a complete search of my spices revealed that I was out of curry powder so I opened a jar of red curry paste and used 1 Tablespoon of that instead. The resulting taste was spicy and certainly sinus clearing but not too overwhelmingly so and the one any only reason that I couldn't give this 5 stars was that DH is not big on fruit or fruity tastes in recipes: he will try anything once, so I do try to see if we can find something like this that he will really enjoy and he gave this the so so thnmbs up, but if he's given a preference this is not a recipe he would choose. That's such a pity because if he liked it more I could eat this REALLY often. Please see my rating system, an excellent 4 star recipe that would have gotten 5 stars if fussy DH had shown a bit more enthusiasm. Thanks!