Sunday, July 11, 2010

Kuku Ya Paka (Coconut Curry Chicken)

This is a Tanzanian dish and is very yummy! It's got a lot of spice, but it's actually pretty mild. This dish is best served with the Spicy Braised Cabbage and Coconut Rice. Delicious!

1 onion, diced
2-3 cloves garlic, minced
1 lb. chicken, chopped
1 T. vegetable oil
1 can coconut milk
1/2 c. chicken broth
2 fresh tomatoes, chopped
1 green pepper, chopped
1 T. curry
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. ground ginger (optional)
Salt to taste

1. Heat oil in large skillet over med. high heat. Saute onion, garlic, and chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) until chicken is cooked through.

2. Add broth, tomatoes, and green pepper. Season with curry, paprika, and ginger. Bring to a boil, then let simmer until veggies are soft (about 10 minutes). Add coconut milk and let simmer two more minutes. Salt to taste.

3. Serve over coconut rice with spicy braised cabbage.


tanya said...

actually, you should put the coconut milk in last after the veggies and meat have cooked. let it cook for another minute or 2 and then serve!

Anonymous said...

this was amazing! My whole family devoured it!