Guest Post from Amanda Arnold. This Apricot Chicken Curry is one of the many recipes featured in her cookbook Food before 5
I love quick and simple meals that can be prepared ahead and simply reheated at meal time. Evenings are often crazy with so many other things to get done that spending an hour cooking dinner is sometimes too much to handle. This is a fantastic recipe that uses mainly pantry ingredients and tastes AMAZING!
1 onion, sliced
500g chicken breast fillets, thinly sliced
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp mustard powder
¼ cup tomato sauce
2 tbspn apricot jam
1 tbspn fruit chutney
½ cup mayonnaise
½ cup cream
1. In a frypan over medium heat, spray oil & cook onion until soft.
2. Add chicken & cook for 5 mins or until cooked through.
3. Add curry powder, mustard powder, tomato sauce, jam, chutney & mayonnaise. Stir until combined.
4. Add cream, bring to the boil then reduce to a simmer for 5 mins.
5. Eat immediately or cover & refrigerate until required.
Tips: If making ahead, cook rice at the same time as making the curry. Store both in the fridge & reheat at meal time.
Storage: In fridge, covered or in airtight container for up to 3 days. Freeze, in airtight container for up to 2 months.
Click her for a printable PDF file of this recipe: Apricot Chicken Curry Recipe
About Amanda Arnold
My name is Amanda and I am mum to 3 young kids and author of a new cookbook called Food before 5. After my 3rd child was born, I decided that I needed a list of simple recipes to help me get through that tough time at 5pm. Trying to juggle a crawling baby, a fussy toddler, after school activities, homework, bath time and dinner was proving too much and often got the better of me. For 13 years I worked in a professional services firm as a Chartered Accountant so stress was not a new concept for me but ‘home stress’ is something totally different!
Food before 5 is a cookbook with 85 recipes that are easy, affordable and realistic for any home cook. It includes lunch boxes, starters & sides, main meals and desserts that can all be made ahead of time. It is the perfect tool for busy families with that afternoon school rush, people that like to cook in bulk and freeze, students learning to cook and basically anyone who loves simple, tasty recipes.
I manage my household on a tight budget which is why every recipe uses affordable & easy to find ingredients.
Food before 5 is only $19.95 and available from www.foodbefore5.com.au