Curried Chicken and Peas

Submitted by: Kris Vouriot
A rather tasty chicken dish with a light taste of India. Best served with white or whole grain rice.

Serves: 4

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Ingredients

5 scallions
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
4 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
3 tbsp olive or other vegie oil
2 cloves garlic finely minced
1 1/4 cup chicken broth
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp basil
1 cup frozen peas

Method

1. Coarsley chop scallions
2. In a shallow bowl, combine the cornstarch, salt, and pepper. Coat the chicken breasts in the seasoned cornstarch. Set excess cornstarch aside.
3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Add the scallions and garlic to sautee. Less than 2 min
4. Add the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil to the skillet, add the chicken and cook until golden all over. 2 - 3 min per side
5.Stir the chicken broth into the remaining cornstarch mixture.
6. Add broth mixture to skillet. Add the curry powder, and basil. Bring the liquid to a full boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 5 min.
7. Uncover the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high. Turn chicken over, add the peas and cook, stirring for 5 min longer.

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