Hot and Sweet Chicken-breast

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This week has been a bit crazy – in other words, there were never enough hours in the day to do even a fraction of the things either of us wanted or had to do.
Frequent power-cuts (due to the heavy onset of the refreshing monsoon) did not help either – and today, when I am writing this, it is only Thursday – so more to come.

So therefor I will not keep you busy as well by having to look at a long post, instead here is another one of my “speedy-gonzales” recipes (kitchen is not being used that much right now).

It will take you maximum 20 minutes from start to finish.

For 2 people I used:

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2 x Chicken breasts, cut into nice cubes

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A few pieces of fresh pineapple, cut into cubes

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2 x heaped Tbsp of Peanuts, crushed
1 x Tbsp liquid honey
1 ½ Tbsp of mustard (coarse grain)
1 shot of cream (or 2 if you like it creamier)
1 good sprinkling of curry powder
1 x Tbsp of Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste

How to do:

Wok on medium heat, add oil and cubed chicken.

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Stir and quickly fry for couple of minutes. Add honey, mustard, curry powder, salt and pepper and whilst stirring keep on cooking the chicken.

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When ready carefully add the cream (don’t let it curdle) and the crushed peanuts. Simmer for a couple more minutes.
That’s it – serve with Rice or as in my pictures, with Penne and maybe some blanched spinach or broccoli.

Tips:
Place unsalted peanuts into your Mixy and ‘blitz’ only for a couple of seconds. Don’t make them smooth, you will want a slight bite.
This sauce is really simple but so nice, maybe you like to make a little bit more!?
If you have no fresh pineapple, then use tinned one.

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Enjoy your meal and have a wonderful safe week-end wherever you are in the world, my friends.

Carina

24 thoughts on “Hot and Sweet Chicken-breast

  1. Love the cat at the bowl of cream😀 !! Just back from own lunch of rather similar but made with beef, all I can say is how easy it can be to have something interesting and tasty on the table in next to no time if one has that little file of fun recipes in one’s kitchen!! Thanks you for adding to mine . . .

  2. I am happy “my cat” made you smile🙂. (I am actually a dog person) – it comes all the way from Thailand. This dish I have been making for decades now, really! – pineapple are nearly everywhere I have lived.

  3. The cat cracked me up for sure! I love that you used curry powder because I have and do for a quick weeknight dinner – and can you believe that sometimes I feel a little bit like a sneaky cheat because so many bloggers I know and see are always making their own??!!🙂

    I will try this because pineapple, chicken and curry??!!! Yum!

  4. Hm – I will try and be a little bit ‘diplomatic’ here with my reply – re curry powder – good for them! if they really make their own (and some certainly do). I do too, sometimes! but a top brand commercial curry powder for those “I-am-in-a-hurry” meals does nobody any harm and makes you less of a good and well admired cook. Let me ask you one question: For whom do you really cook? For your loved ones or for the rest of us out here in Cyberspace? OK – got your answer (which is like my very own)! Now do try this recipe and please, do let me know if you like it.

  5. This looks a really good tasty mid-week dish and I plan to make it tomorrow as I have the ingredients to hand – just one question, can I use UHT cream as fresh cream is really hard to find in Beijing? BTW I love your blog and am now a follower – me being a greedy person!

    • welcome into my circle! Of course you can use UHT – I have to use tinned cream or from a tetra pack, it works fine. Enjoy this dish and do have a look at some of the other ones🙂 Btw – this is quite a move from London to Beijing! Work? Anyhow – good luck to you and may you be happy.

  6. I really like this recipe. I love chicken and this source looks so tasty with all the different flavours going into it – especially the pineapple. A lovely quick meal, too.

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