Chicken Curry with Raisins

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Curry is one of my favorite things to eat for two particular reasons; it is chalk full of nutrients and metabolism starters, and it’s a great way to use vegetables that need to be eaten.

For this particular recipe, the raisins add a sweet pop of flavor, something common in spicy cuisine (or you see currants instead). Moroccans add currants to their lamb dishes a lot, which is one of my favorite combinations, and I felt this chicken curry could use a sweet kick.

2 cans coconut milk
1 lb diced chicken breast
2 medium red potatoes
1 yellow onion
5-8 stalks asparagus
1/2 head cauliflower
5 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup raisins
2 1/2 tsp red curry powder
salt
vegetable oil

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You will need a large saucepan.

The base of any good curry are the vegetables and I like to start with the onions so they break down and get caramelized and sweet. Cut the onion into slivers and add to a pan with about 1tbs of vegetable oil.

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Once the onions have begun to break down, dice up the potatoes into even chunks and throw them in to tenderize.

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Next is the cauliflower. Chop up the florets into substantial chunks. These cook down pretty well.

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Once the veggies have gotten tender (about 10-15 minutes), add the chopped asparagus. The asparagus will cook pretty fast, so you only want it cooking for about 10 minutes as to avoid getting mushy.

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Add the garlic. Stir everything around.

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Push the vegetables to the side and add a little more oil to the pan. Place in the chunk of chicken and cook until almost done.

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Add the curry powder and a dash of salt. Stir till everything is coated.

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Once the vegetables and chicken have been coated with the curry powder, add your two cans of coconut milk. Stir until everything is incorporated and simmer for 20 minutes.

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During the last couple minutes of simmering, toss in the 1/2 cup of raisins. Incorporate and take off the heat.

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Serve over rice or eat in a bowl as-is. Delicious!

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