Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins
Jicama, there are 104 recipes using this large, bulbous, root vegetable. The jicama has a thin brown skin and white crunchy flesh. It should be peeled before using. This recipe caught my eye and I have managed to misplace the recipe twice. It sounds very good to me and I have plans on making it within the next couple of days. Recipe in from a Pampered Chef cookbook.
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon curry powder, divided
- 1⁄2 cup chicken broth
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced
- 1⁄4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 cups jicama, julienne-cut
- 1 red bell pepper, diced
- 1⁄4 cup dry roasted peanuts
- hot cooked rice
- Sprinkle the chicken cubes with salt and 1/2 teaspoon of the curry powder.
- In a small bowl, combine the broth, onions, crushed red pepper and remaining curry powder; set aside.
- In wok, heat oil over medium high heat.
- Add the chicken; cook and stir until browned.
- Add jicama and bell pepper to wok.
- Cook 3 minutes, stirring often.
- Add broth mixture; cook and stir 3 minutes or until heated through.
- Serve over rice and garnish with peanuts.
For those who've never tasted jicama, you should! We really enjoy it raw (but peeled, of course!) & since we've begun trying it cooked (even if just a little), this recipe really caught my eye ~ This chicken dish is easy to make, & is satisfyingly tasty, too! Will definitely be making this one again & agian! Thanks for sharing it! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Gimme 5]
We really liked this! I had to use regular onion since that's all I had and I added minced garlic. We definitely liked the crunch of the jicama. Will go in the keeper file. Thanks for posting.
This was really great! I am so glad to have found a main dish using jicama. The jicama had the crunch of a water chestnut, with just a touch of sweetness, like a snap pea- delicious! I made this using only 1/2 tsp of oil, and omitting the peanuts. I also added some garlic. I served the 4 servings for two people, it was a great main dish, healthy, filling, and very flavorful. Next time I will add more broth to make it more saucy, and maybe some ginger.