The addition of apricot preserves makes this chicken curry taste faintly of chutney. Serve it with brown rice seasoned with curry powder. Source: EatingWell Magazine, Charter Issue 1990

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  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat and saute garlic and onions until golden. Add chicken and saute until browned. Add water, coriander, ginger, cumin, cardamom, cayenne, raisin, and apricot preserves. Simmer uncovered until chicken is cooked, 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. The liquid will be mostly absorbed.

  • Gradually stir yogurt into cornstarch until dissolved. Stir mixture into the pan. Simmer gently, stirring constantly, until the sauce thickens. Do not boil. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

315 calories; 7.3 g total fat; 2.1 g saturated fat; 49 mg cholesterol; 197 mg sodium. 684 mg potassium; 43.6 g carbohydrates; 1.9 g fiber; 29 g sugar; 20.6 g protein; 144 IU vitamin a iu; 6 mg vitamin c; 25 mcg folate; 258 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 49 mg magnesium;

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  • 5 star values: 0
  • 4 star values: 3
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  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 4 stars
This is a very odd recipe; way too much sauce for the quantity of chicken specified - I used four whole chicken breasts and still found it to be too much sauce! It's very very mild. I used a half tsp of chili powder rather than the 1/8 tsp of cayenne and could barely taste it buried in 2 cups of yogurt. I'm guessing you could easily double all the spices (or halve the yogurt) and find a nice balance. I may try this recipe again with some modifications. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My fiance and I enjoyed this meal. I had to substitute the apricot preserves with honey and did not have cardomom. I added splashes of curry powder to intensify the mild taste. Perhaps adding a whole cayenne pepper would intensify the spicyness. However it was still enjoyable and simple to make. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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Rating: 2 stars
Eh I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a strange recipe. It was way too yogurty for my tastes and extremely bland despite all the spices. I also felt there was too little chicken compared to the amount of sauce. Unfortunately I don't think this recipe is really worth trying to modify. When it comes to curry dishes I'm going to have to stick to my Indian friend's mom's traditional recipes!! Read More