This one-pot super-savory meal from one of my favorite websites can be on the table in about 30 minutes! Perfect for a busy weeknight meal. Serve on a bed of brown basmati rice, quinoa or whole wheat couscous. Makes 5 servings.
Nutritional Info (per serving): 388 calories, 16 g total fat (6 g saturated fat), 39 g protein, 20 g carbohydrate, 3.7 g fiber, 151 mg cholesterol, 445 mg sodium
1 tbsp olive oil
2 lbs (907 g) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 ½ cups chopped onions
2 tsp minced garlic
1 tbsp EACH freshly grated gingerroot, medium curry powder and Garam Masala
1 can light coconut milk
3 tbsp tomato paste
2 tsp brown sugar (optional)
½ tsp salt
1 ½ cups peeled and diced sweet potatoes
1 cup green peas (fresh or frozen)
2 tbsp minced fresh cilantro
You’ll need a large (12-inch) non-stick skillet with a lid for this recipe.
Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and brown on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
To same skillet, add onions and garlic. Reduce heat to medium. Cook and stir until onions begin to soften, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add gingerroot, curry powder and garam masala. Mix well. Add coconut milk, tomato paste, brown sugar (if using) and salt. Cook and stir until mixture is bubbly and well blended. Stir in sweet potatoes. Return chicken pieces to skillet and spoon sauce over top. It won’t look very pretty at this point but hang in there. Reduce heat to low. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
Stir in green peas and cook for 5 more minutes, just until peas are heated through. Stir in cilantro and serve hot.
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