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Yellow Curry Chicken with Basmati Rice

Toss the takeout menus in favor of quick and easy Yellow Curry Chicken with Basmati Rice.
4.5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 10 mins
Servings 2 servings

Ingredients  

For the curry chicken:

  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 (14-oz.) can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 2 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1 1/2 cups green beans, cut into 1-inch segments
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

For the basmati rice:

  • 1 cup basmati rice
  • 1 3/4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds

Instructions 

For the curry chicken:

  • Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Place the chicken and ¼ teaspoon salt in the pan and saute until golden brown.
  • Remove the browned chicken and set it aside.
  • Coat the pan with the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and reduce the heat to low.
  • Add the cumin seeds, onion, garlic and ginger. Saute for 3 minutes.
  • Return the pan to medium heat, add the coconut milk to the saucepan then whisk in the curry powder and remaining ¼ teaspoon salt.
  • Let the curry simmer and thicken for 3 minutes.
  • Stir in the peas and green beans then bring the saucepan to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, return the browned chicken to the saucepan and let simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Serve the curry over basmati rice (recipe below) and garnish with fresh cilantro.

For the basmati rice:

  • Combine the rice and water in a saucepan. Let the rice soak for 20 minutes.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil then cover.
  • Reduce heat and let simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and let stand, covered, for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the cumin seeds while fluffing with a fork and serve.
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