Photographer: Burris, Ken
Publish Date: 2008-10-01
Yield: 4 servings, 1 1/4 cups each
Total Time: 45 minutes
Prep Time: 35 minutes
To Make Ahead: Cover and refrigerator for up to 2 days.
Curry quick enough for a weeknight supper - especially if you use precut cauliflower and baby spinach.
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- 1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1- to 2-inch-long julienne strips
- 1 medium onion, halved and sliced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1-2 teaspoons red curry paste, to taste (see Ingredient note)
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 cup lite coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce, or reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups cauliflower florets
- 2 cups baby spinach
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Lime wedges
- Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add bell pepper and onion; cook, stirring often, until beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger and curry paste; stir to mix. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Stir in broth, coconut milk, fish sauce (or soy sauce) and brown sugar; bring to a simmer. Add cauliflower, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is cooked through and the cauliflower is tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in spinach and lime juice; cook just until spinach has wilted. Serve immediately, with lime wedges. Vegetarian variation: Substitute 1 pound extra-firm tofu (drained) for the chicken and vegetable broth for chicken broth. Per serving: 240 calories; 14 g fat (4 g sat, 1 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 16 g carbohydrate; 16 g protein; 4 g fiber; 376 mg sodium. Nutrition bonus: 88 mg vitamin c (150% dv), 30% dv vitamin a, 3 mg iron (20% dv), 16% dv fiber, 161 mg calcium (15% dv).
Recipe Tips & Notes:
- Ingredient Note: A blend of chile peppers, garlic, lemongrass and galanga (a rhizome with a flavor similar to ginger), commercial Asian curry paste is a convenient way to add heat and complexity to a recipe. Look for it in small jars or cans in the Asian section of the store. Brands differ in spiciness so use sparingly. Once opened, it will keep in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Per serving: 252 calories; 8 g fat (4 g saturated fat, 1g mono unsaturated fat); 67 mg cholesterol; 14 g carbohydrates; 31 g protein; 3 g fiber; 357 mg sodium; 576 mg potassium
Nutrtion Bonus: 89 mg vitamin c (150% dv), 30% dv vitamin a, 576 mg potassium (29% dv).
Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 4 very lean protein, 1/2 fat
Carbohydrate Servings: 1
- Degree of Difficulty
- Special Health Consideration(s)
- Low Calorie
- Low Carb
- Low Sat Fat
- Low Sodium
- High Potassium
- Heart Healthy
- Healthy Weight
- Seasons & Occassions
- Main Ingredient(s)
- Dish Type(s)
- Main Dish
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