OK, I know it’s a contradiction in terms! But you can cook take-away style food at home. It’s quick, much healthier and you can serve in take-away boxes for a really authentic experience! It’s also much cheaper than ordering a take-away.
I wanted to introduce Coco and Lentil to some gentle curry flavours and spices without creating too complex or piquant a first dish. As this recipe is really easy and quick to make it’s perfect for a midweek dinner. The mango chutney adds a refreshing element.
Makes 2 adult and 3 child portions.
600g chicken fillet, sliced into bite-sized pieces
2 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp turmeric
6 tbsp natural yoghurt
2 small red onions, sliced
1 tbsp olive oil
For the mango chutney:
1 mango, skin removed and finely chopped
1 red onion, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, finely sliced
2 small apples, peeled and finely chopped
Add the spices to a large bowl and mix in the yoghurt to make the marinade. Stir in the diced chicken, mix well ensuring all the chicken is coated and place in the fridge for at least 30 minutes.
To make the chutney, simply add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix well. Cover and place in the fridge until needed.
When the chicken is ready to be cooked heat the olive oil in a large saute pan, add the red onion and cook for 2-3 minutes to soften. Next add the chicken and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the raisins and cook for a further 10 minutes. Make sure the chicken is cooked through before removing from the heat.
Serve with rice (brown if you’re feeling very healthy) and the mango chutney.