Cookbook:Curry and Honey Chicken

Curry and Honey Chicken
CategoryChicken recipes
TimeMarinating: 6–24 hours
Cooking: 15 minutes

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Due to the experimental birth of this recipe, the measures given are very vague and approximate and can be altered freely. The almonds can be omitted, and if you make your rice a little more interesting (for example: flavouring it with Mexican-ish tomato soup), then you can leave out the vegetable mix altogether.

Ingredients edit

Marinade edit

Main ingredients edit

Preparation edit

  1. Combine the ingredients for the marinade. Add chicken and marinate for 6–24 hours; longer is better.
  2. Peel almonds by boiling in a small amount of water for 1–2 minutes, cooling, and squeezing the nuts from the skins.
  3. Chop onion/leek finely and fry lightly in a large frying pan with a bit of oil.
  4. Add vegetables, roughly in the order you find logical (i.e., tomatoes don't take long, zucchini can be in the pan from the start of cooking).
  5. Add salt. This will extract water from the vegetables and make them stew faster. You can cover the pan if it goes slowly—this slows the evaporation and allows the vegetables to cook in the water they lose.
  6. Dump the cooked vegetables into a bowl or a small pot to keep them warm, and use the remaining oil to fry the cherry tomatoes, if you have those; once done, keep them separate from the other vegetables.
  7. Fry almonds gently in the pan.
  8. Add chicken meat, and fry on high temperature quickly; when it looks done, cut the largest piece open to see if it is done inside as well. The pieces should be lightly browned. Don't worry, this is the sugar in the honey turning to caramel.
  9. Serve meat and vegetables with rice.

Notes, tips, and variations edit

  • For special occasions, cherry tomatoes will make the meal very interesting (due to the contrast between the sweet chicken, bitter celery and sour tomatoes).
  • Adding cubes of salted and fried mango to the meat just before it's done tastes great. Kiwifruit works too, but not as well. Any sour-ish hard fruit should do the trick. Banana is good too, but it doesn't offer the same contrast.