I have a brood of picky eaters, who would live off roast chicken, chocolate cake, and pizza if allowed. Now and again I vary their diet, and last week I bravely produced a curry for dinner. Not just any old curry though, but my fail-safe recipe that even children tend to like. I'd forgotten all about it until the Tom Dunne Radio Show started searching for the best curry recipe in Ireland. This would not win that competition, but it's a great introduction to curry, and it worked here, at least with some of my children. One is still indicating that she prefers chocolate cake though....
Chicken and Banana Curry
4 skinless chicken breasts
25 gms butter
1/2 green pepper
1/2 red pepper
500 ml good chicken stock
a squeeze of lemon juice
salt and pepper
2 tsp medium curry powder (or to taste)
large pinch mixed spice
1. Chop the onion and pepper very finely - but do not grate.
2. Melt the butter over a lowish heat in a large frying pan.
3. Add the onion, pepper and chicken. I prefer to cut the chicken up in the pan using scissors, but you could probably leave the chicken breasts whole.
4. Cook until soft and just turning in colour.
5. Add curry powder and cook for 1 minute, stirring.
6. Add the mixed spice, seasoning, stock and simmer gently for 30 minutes, turning the chicken occasionally.
7. Add the chopped banana and lemon juice and cook for a further 10 minutes.
8. Serve with plain boiled rice.
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