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Curry Chicken
with red peppers & carrots + rice

Active: 30 min Total: 40 min

Fragrant curry paste add depth and flavor to these simple ingredients. You can easily double the recipe for easy freezing. Tofu and curry are also a winning combination so vegetarians will love it too

Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Rice:
  • White / brown rice - 1 cup
Curry Chicken:
  • Tofu, extra-firm (vacuum-packed preferable) - 1 lb, cubed
  • Onions - 1, chopped
  • Red peppers - 2, chopped
  • Carrots - 1 lb, peeled & chopped
  • Coconut milk - 1 can ((light is fine))
  • Red or yellow curry paste - 2 Tbsp
  • Vegetable broth - 1 1/2 cups
  • Soy sauce, low-sodium - 2 Tbsp
  • Brown sugar - 1 Tbsp
  • Limes - 1
  • Basil - 2 sprigs, leaves

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Prep

  1. Rice - Make if not done on prep day. If you're also making tomorrow's meal, double the portions. Cook rice with a 2:1 water to rice ratio. Bring to a boil, then simmer until rice has absorbed all liquid (20 to 25 min. for white rice; 45 to 50 for brown)
  2. Tofu - Chop into bite-sized cubes
  3. Onions / Red peppers / Carrots - Prep as directed

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Make

  1. Heat a 3 quart (2.84 liters) saucepan or Dutch oven over med-high heat. Pour in half a can of coconut milk and whisk in 2 tbs. (30 ml) of curry paste. Simmer for ~1 minute
  2. Add chopped onions and simmer for another ~3 minutes. Next add tofu, red peppers, and carrots with remainder of coconut milk, broth, soy sauce, and brown sugar. Cover and bring to a boil
  3. Lower heat to a simmer, and cook uncovered for an additional 8 to 10 minutes
  4. Finish curry with juice from half a lime. Season to taste with more soy sauce (if it's not salty enough), sweetener (if it's not sweet enough), curry paste (for more herb notes), or lime juice (if it's not tart enough). Add in basil leaves
  5. Ladle heaping spoonfuls over rice

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Reviews

Ratings

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13 reviews

I don't like bell pepper, so i swapped it for potatoes..our family not a fan of curry so it got wrapped for tomato paste..and the brown sugar got left out but everything else was the same..we added an extra cup of rice and this definitely could have been split in 6 instead of 4 we logged out..

By: Genepher
Posted: Aug 28, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

I need to use the full fat coconut milk, less chicken broth, and more curry paste. It was a bit too watery and not spicy enough. But I still enjoyed it!

By: Sara
Posted: Dec 15, 2015
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Good. We did add mushrooms which made the the meal awesome!

By: Ebony
Posted: Apr 08, 2015
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Very good flavor and it made a LOT. I doubled the rice for a future recipe but ended up eating it all in leftovers for this recipe. I added more than the recommended amount of curry paste but wanted it spicier. Maybe add some crushed chili peppers, cayenne or jalapeno next time.

By: Sundi
Posted: Oct 23, 2014
Diet: Original
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I went back in the archives and looked at weeks before I joined, which is how I found this one. This was amazing! Note to self: Use more curry paste next time and cook on low so the broth doesn't separate.

By: Mary Ann
Posted: Jun 17, 2014
Diet: Original
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This was amazing!! I think red curry is my new favourite. I loved the complex flavours that the lime, fish sauce and chicken broth added. The best curry I've ever made and I'll make this again and again! Doubled the recipe to bring some to a friend who has a new baby, and it doubled really nicely.

Posted: Jun 03, 2014
Diet: Original
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