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Quick Chicken Curry

Photo: Brian Kennedy; Styling: Claire Spollen

Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups curry and 1/2 cup rice)

This saucy rice bowl is the stir-fried version of comfort food--ginger and chiles bring the warmth, and coconut milk adds satisfying richness.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
  • 5 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 cup vertically sliced yellow onion
  • 1 1/2 cups snow peas, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice
  • 1 hot red chile (such as jalapeño or Fresno), stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves

Nutrition Information

  • calories 333
  • fat 10.1 g
  • satfat 3.5 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 1.9 g
  • protein 27 g
  • carbohydrate 33 g
  • fiber 3 g
  • cholesterol 63 mg
  • iron 2 mg
  • sodium 440 mg
  • calcium 46 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and chicken in a medium bowl; toss to coat.

  2. Heat a large cast-iron skillet or wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring after 2 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds. Place mixture on a plate; keep warm. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add snow peas and 1/4 cup water; stir-fry 1 minute or until water evaporates. Stir in milk and curry paste. Return chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat; stir in juice and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve curry over rice; top evenly with chile and cilantro.

Cook's Notes

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