Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry

By Lauren Kenson
bookadietitian.ca

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Try this curry, which is the perfect mix of sweetness and spice, to nourish your body. Make it milder by using a mild curry powder, or spicier by using hot.

Serving: 6 Portions
Ready in 55 minutes

Ingredients
• 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
• 430 g boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in chunks
• 1/4 tsp salt
• 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper
• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
• 2 white onions, chopped
• 1/4 cup minced ginger root
• 4 cloves garlic, minced
• Large sweet potato, peeled and cut in chunks
• Carrot, cut in chunks
• 4 tsp curry powder
• 1 pkg low-sodium chicken broth
• 1 pkg frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
• 2 tbsp honey

Directions
Step One
In large saucepan, heat half of oil over medium heat. Sprinkle chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour. Add to pan, cooking until browned; about 2 to 4 mins per side. Transfer to a plate. Discard remaining flour.

Step Two
Add remaining oil to pan; cook onions, ginger and garlic over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 4 to 6 mins or until softened. Add sweet potato, carrot and curry powder; stir to coat. Stir in chicken broth.

Step Three
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer uncovered for 15 to 20 mins or until sweet potatoes and carrots are almost tender. Stir in chicken; simmer another 5 to 10 mins or until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are easily pierced with a fork.

Step Four
Stir in spinach and honey; cook until heated through. Serve with brown rice, if desired.

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