Sweet Potato Chicken Curry

Sweet Potato Chicken Curry Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Sabrina Bone
Elevate your chicken curry with the addition of sweet potato and by serving the mixture over steamed jasmine rice.

 

Yield:

7 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 196
Fat 3.9 g
Satfat 0.9 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 23 g
Carbohydrate 16.9 g
Fiber 3.5 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Iron 1.9 mg
Sodium 467 mg
Calcium 46 mg

Ingredients

2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 1/2 cups vertically sliced onion
1 1/2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 (14-ounce) can fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled sweet potato
3/4 cup canned chickpeas, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup frozen green peas
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Preparation

1. Combine curry powder, coriander, turmeric, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and bay leaf in a small bowl.

2. Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from pan. Reduce heat to medium. Add onion to pan; cook 10 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently. Increase heat to medium-high; return chicken to pan. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Stir in ginger and garlic; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add curry powder mixture; cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add broth and tomatoes; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 hour. Stir in potato and chickpeas. Cook, uncovered, 30 minutes. Add peas; cook 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice. Discard bay leaf.

Wine note: The dish's bold flavors can overpower the more delicate nuances of any wine, so opt for a refreshing white blend. PromisQous ($12) has a touch of sweetness to cut the heat, while its citrus and floral aromas rise above the complex flavors. --Jeffery Lindenmuth

Note:

Danielle Stephenson, Lakeville, Minnesota,

Cooking Light

November 2009
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