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Cicely's Curried Chicken

Originally published in: "Tropic Cooking: The New Cuisine of Florida and the Caribbean"

Serves: 4


INGREDIENTS

  • 1 pound chicken breast, diced
  • 1 clove fresh garlic, finely chopped or 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or butter
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped celery
  • 1 tablespoon ground pepper
  • 1 cup water, or less
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Fresh lime juice
  • Salt to taste
  • Curry condiments: mangos, mango chutney, coconut, scallions, tomatoes and chopped unsalted peanuts

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1
Season the chicken with fresh lime juice and salt to taste.

STEP 2
Saute' the garlic and curry in a few tablespoons of olive oil for a few minutes.

STEP 3
Add the onion, green pepper, tomatoes, celery, and ground pepper. Saute' until the vegetables are done.

STEP 4
Add about 1 cup of water to the mixture and gently mix.

STEP 5
Add 1/2 tablespoon of cornstarch to the mixture. Add more if necessary.

STEP 6
Add the chicken and cook about until just done.

STEP 7
Serve with a selection of curry condiments in small bowls or lazy susan.

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