Creamy Chicken (Or Prawn) Curry
- Ready In:
- 300 g boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips or 300 g prawns, peeled and tails removed
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 2 teaspoons mild curry powder (such as Keen's, see note below)
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1⁄2 red capsicum, chopped (AKA red bell pepper)
- 150 ml evaporated low-fat milk
- 2 teaspoons chicken stock powder
- 2 teaspoons cornflour (AKA cornstarch)
- 1⁄3 cup water
- Cook chicken in a hot pan coated with cooking spray till brown and tender. (If using prawns, you can stirfry them at this point till they turn pink, or you can wait till the end and just cook them in the sauce for a few minutes.) Remove from the pan and keep warm.
- Saute the garlic, curry powder, carrots, onion and capsicum for 4 - 5 minutes.
- Combine cornflour and water in a small bowl.
- Turn the heat way down low and stir in the milk, stock and cornflour/water mixture. Stir until sauce thickens. Return chicken to the pan and coat with the curry sauce.
- Serve over rice.
- NOTE: After a review stating this was "bland" I realised that Keen's Curry Powder (available in Australia) may be quite different from brands available overseas. Keen's brand curry powder has a fairly high salt content. You may need to add salt to this recipe if your curry powder is low in salt.
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Quite a few comments: First off, this was incredibly bland, and that's after I used half hot curry powder and half mild. It needed salt and pepper plus lots more seasoning. I doubled the recipe and it served six comfortably, though I didn't use the water the recipe called for. I also used half lite coconut milk and half fat-free evaporated milk, but you couldn't really taste the coconut. On the plus side, it was quite simple to prepare and was nice with all the veggies.
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I was born and raised in the USA but now live in Melbourne, Australia. I have been here since 1999. My husband is Australian. We have two daughters (born May '05 and May '07) and a yellow Labrador. I cook mainly for my family. I do my best to feed them (and myself) plenty of whole grains and vegetables, with small amounts of lean meats and "good fats". Most of my recipes will lean in that direction, although sometimes I will post something that just tastes good!