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Creamy Chicken Curry

Ingredients:

2 lbs Chicken pieces, skinless 900 g
¼ cup Vegetable oil 60 mL
2 sticks Cinnamon sticks 2 sticks
6 seeds Cardamom seeds 6 seeds
6 cloves Cloves  6 cloves
1 leaf Bay leaf 1 leaf
1 cup Onion, chopped  250 mL
1 tsp Ground turmeric 5 mL
1 tsp Paprika or chili powder 5 mL
2 tsp Ginger, peeled and grated 10 mL
2 tsp Garlic, peeled and minced  10 mL
6 Tbsp Cashew butter 90 mL
2 Tbsp Curry paste  30 mL
½ cup Fresh coriander, chopped 125 mL
1 cup Plain 1% M.F. yogurt 250 mL
½ cup Evaporated 0% M.F. milk 125 mL
6 cups Cooked wild rice 1.5 L

Directions:

1. In a heavy pan, heat oil and add cinnamon, bay leaf, cardamom and cloves. Cook on medium heat until they begin to crackle.
2. Add the onion, turmeric, and chili powder and cook until onion is soft.
3. Add ginger, garlic, cashew butter and curry paste, and cook for one minute.
4. Add chicken pieces, cook for another 10 minutes.
5. Add 1 to 2cups of water, cover and simmer on medium heat until chicken pieces are fully cooked (internal temperature of 165°F/ 74°C).
6. Add yogurt and evaporated milk; continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
7. Remove chicken from heat, garnish with coriander.
8. Serve hot with cooked wild rice (¾ cup per serving).

Makes 8 servings (425 mL/ 1 ¾ cup/ 318 g)

Per serving: 420 calories, 16 g fat (3 g saturated fat, 0 g trans fat), 270 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 34 g protein, 4 g fibre.

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