Chef John's Peanut Curry Chicken Recipe
Chef John's Peanut Curry Chicken draws from many recipes--it's a winning combination of flavors, spices, textures, and colors for a easy and delicious dinner.
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Chunks of chicken browned and caramelized in hot oil with hot and sweet peppers are simmered in a flavorful ginger-soy sauce in this updated version of Chef John's Spicy Caramel Chicken.
Delicious! Well worth the time it took. I did, however, make some calorie-saving changes. No sugar, half the oil (used coconut), no garnish peanuts, no poblano, and changed to brown rice = 750 calories rather than the 1138. The even better news: The servings on this dish are HUGE. I ate half a serving and am full (although, I might have seconds because it's so stinkin good). Chef John is quickly becoming my go to for new recipes!
This was fantastic! The only things I did different were: Use Bone/Skinless chicken breast (on sale), used chunky JIF peanut butter (omitted the brown sugar and reduced the peanuts a wee bit to compensate), used 3 cups chix stock and 1/2 cup lite coconut milk (unsweetened), and used 2 bell peppers and 1 cubed sweet potato in lieu of the Zucchini. It makes a ton so be ready for leftovers. Flavors were just right. Perhaps next time I will add a little red pepper flakes to the spice blend for a tad more heat. Will certainly make again!!
This recipe takes quite a bit of time and I underestimated how much time so I had to rush a few steps in order to get dinner on the table at a reasonable time. But boy! Was it worth the wait. Very nice flavor. And it made a ton for being only 4 servings. Way more than hubby and I can eat in one sitting so hoping I can freeze it for dinner another time. Not sure about the zucchini since it got pretty well done from 30 minutes of simmering but we'll see. Another hit for Chef John. Thanks!
Wow! I have made other curry recipes that were much more time and labor intensive that weren't this delicious. This recipe will replace those in my book. Thanks Chef John!!
Made this recipe and my wife was quite happy with the result. I did make a few changes, however: I added 3 stalks of diced celery, 1 diced apple, and 3 diced carrots to kick up the veggie content. Turned out great!