Chicken and Broccoli Curry

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We’re headed to southeast Asia this Food of the World party, and down to Indonesia. As always, I came across a number of recipes I’d love to try, but life is too busy! So I went with the simplest dish I could find, and made it my own. Curry is a common food in Indonesian culture, and as it happens, a dish I’ve never actually made before. 
 
My mother in law had the chance to visit Cambodia recently, and sent me a number of their spices, like Lemongrass, Turmeric, saffron, and red and green curry’s to name a few. Along with the spices she also sent a Cambodian cookbook – but I’ll save that for another Food of the World party! Cambodia does sit close to Indonesia so I would venture to guess they use many of the same spices in their cuisine.  

 

 
Aren’t those fun! I can’t wait to give more of them a try. For this recipe, I wanted to keep it simple, with ingredients we had on hand, and a mild flavor for the kids. So we went with the green curry powder. I found it a little lacking in flavor, and wish I’d added another layer, or used coconut milk. Alas, maybe next time.

 

Chicken and Broccoli Curry
Taste the flavors of Indonesia in this Chicken and Broccoli Curry
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Ingredients
  1. 1 broccoli floret, chopped in bite size pieces
  2. 2 chicken breasts, cut in 1" pieces
  3. 6 pearl onions, quartered
  4. 2 cups milk
  5. 2 TBS Green Curry Powder
  6. 2 TBS flour
  7. 2 TBS Butter
  8. dash of salt
  9. 4 cups rice, cooked
Instructions
  1. Begin melting butter in a medium sauce pan.
  2. Add flour, and curry powder. Mix.
  3. Add milk and whisk until smooth.
  4. Bring to a simmering boil.
  5. Add chicken and cook until done.
  6. Stir in broccoli and onions.
  7. Simmer for another 5-10 minutes.
  8. Serve over rice.
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11 thoughts on “Chicken and Broccoli Curry

    1. I really scored in the mother in law department. She knows what I like and is always surprising me with something new. I have to admit, I really don't know what to do with most of the spices though.

  1. I did not know we get lemongrass powder and even green curry powder. Lemongrass powder could be very handy and a good spice to have in your pantry. I had to run to Chinatown to pick up some fresh lemongrass just for Food of the World. Your curry looks amazing.

  2. that is a treasure trove of spices – you lucky gal – but being part Indonesian, the type of curry flavor in Cambodia is closer to Thai food. Indonesian has a very different flavor and not as strong as curry paste but still a delicious dish no doubt!

  3. Wow, that is quite an amazing goodie bag. Didn't know lemong frass and green curry are available in powder form too. Your chicken & broccoli curry looks very flavorful.

  4. I am shimmering it down, I love this site. The instructions are easy to follow. I tasted the sauce and it is amazing. Thanks a million, I will be bookmarking this site.

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