Monday, November 8, 2010

Malay Red Curry Chicken

2 TBS olive oil
1.5 boneless chicken breasts, diced into 1/2 inch pieces

1 large onion, diced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced fine
1 TBS fresh ginger, finely minced

1 c. chicken broth
1-15oz can tomato sauce
1/8 tsp star anise
1 bay leaf

3/4 c. thinly sliced baby carrots
2 medium baking potatoes, peeled, diced

3/4 c. petite green peas
3 TBS Thai red curry paste

Heat olive oil in 4 qt. Dutch oven (or other large, heavy saucepan) over medium heat. Add chicken & cook until no longer pink. Add onions & garlic & saute until the onions just become translucent. Add jalapenos & ginger, saute for one minute more.

Pour in chicken broth, tomato sauce and seasonings. Bring to boil, then reduce to a light simmer. Cook, covered, for 25 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce is reduced & thickened.

Add carrots and potatoes. Simmer, covered, for an additional 20 minutes, or until vegetables are tender.

Stir in peas & curry paste. Simmer for 10 minutes more.

Serve with hot jasmine rice.


Lyndsay said...

In all my years of cooking I have never used star anise. Now I have a reason to try it. Was this amazing?

Jinx said...

It got a definite, "You can make this again!"