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One Pot, 30 Minutes: That’s All You Need to Make This Cozy Japanese Chicken Curry

Developed by Japanese Canadian food blogger Caroline Caron-Phelps, our version features all the ingredients that appear in a standard variation of cozy Japanese curry: butter, apple, chicken, carrots and green peas.

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When you think of curries, it isn’t usually East Asia that comes to mind. In fact, it’s likely that when you hear “Japanese food,” you think of sushi and teriyaki. But there’s so much more to the country’s cuisine – and you might be surprised to learn that curry is one of the most popular dishes in Japan. And chicken curry in particular is huge.

Developed by Japanese Canadian food blogger Caroline Caron-Phelps, our version features all the ingredients that appear in a standard variation of cozy Japanese curry: butter, apple, chicken, carrots and green peas. Based in Brooklyn, Caron-Phelps specializes in Asian cuisine — particularly Japanese recipes.

Japanese Chicken Curry

SERVINGS

4

Ingredients

  • 1⁄4 cup organic unsalted butter
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1.5-inch chunks
  • 1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 1 red apple, grated
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 1⁄2 tsp ground cayenne pepper, optional
  • 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 tbsp arrowroot starch
  • 1⁄2 cup frozen green peas, thawed
  • 2 tsp raw honey
  • fukujinzuke, for garnish (TIP: If you can’t find this pickled-veg condiment, substitute with pickled ginger, or omit.)

Preparation

  1. In a large pot on medium, melt butter. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. Transfer chicken to a plate.
  2. To same pot on medium, add onion and apple and sauté until soft and lightly brown, 6 minutes. Stir in curry powder, garam masala and cayenne (if using). Add broth and carrots. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low. Gently simmer for 15 minutes, uncovered. In a separate bowl, whisk together water and arrowroot into a slurry. Gradually whisk into pot; simmer for 5 more minutes.
  3. Return chicken to pot along with green peas and honey. Simmer until peas and chicken are heated through. Garnish with fukujinzuke (if using). Serve with cooked short-grain Japanese rice.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1⁄4 of recipe
  • Calories: 362
  • Carbohydrate Content: 24 g
  • Cholesterol Content: 113 mg
  • Fat Content: 16 g
  • Fiber Content: 6 g
  • Protein Content: 31 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 8 g
  • Sodium Content: 242 mg
  • Sugar Content: 12 g
  • Monounsaturated Fat Content: 5 g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat Content: 1 g

Courtesy of Clean Eating.