Chicken Yumbo

"I came across a similar recipe but made with lamb called 'Arminian Lamb' I have adapted this and used chicken instead and because I think it is yummy have called it Chicken Yumbo in keeping with the Caribbean theme."
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  • Method for Chicken Yumbo:

  • Heat oil and butter.
  • Cut chicken breast in bite sized pieces and
  • Sauté over moderate heat.
  • Remove and set aside.
  • Chop medium to fine onion, peppers and garlic and sauté in same pan with a little extra olive oil and sauté until softened slightly.
  • Add cumin, allspice and stir through for a minute.
  • Add the cooked chicken, tomatoes and chicken stock and simmer for 20 minutes or until most liquid is reduced.
  • Add sour cream and serve with risotto.
  • Method for Chicken Risotto:

  • Bring chicken stock to the boil and add rice.
  • Add turmeric and currants and simmer until cooked, adding more chicken stock if required.

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  1. kzbhansen
    This was really good. I omitted the peppers because we dont care for them. I used crushed tomatoes and 1 small onion. This was really good, I liked how the rice turned out! Will make the again!! Thanks
  2. evelynathens
    I found this recipe 'nearly there'. Sound base, but the flavour of the chicken/sauce was odd and I think the poster could have added different spices, creating a kind of curry 'blend'. As it was, the chicken/sauce tasted 'flat'. The addition of the sour cream at the end was inspired, though. The risotto was tasty, but more instructions, I feel were required as rice cooks in about 20 minutes (but maybe someone else didn't know this?). A recipe that has definite potential, but the spicing needs to be worked on a bit.
  3. Bromleygirl
    An aromatic rather than spicy curry. Quite easy to make, although I wished for more chicken per person.Strong flavours- monitor the salt if using bought stock. Made brown rice instead of white and that seemed to work out fine. A good one to add variety to the mid-week repertoire.BF loved it.


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