Frank’s Chicken and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry Bento #71

by The ROXX Box on February 19, 2013

in Dinner ideas, EasyLunchboxes, Kids Bento Lunches, Planetbox, Teen/Adult Bento Lunches

There are times when someone makes something so amazing that it must be duplicated.  On Sunday night, our friends Frank and Katie invited us over for dinner.  We sat around the counter, chatting, and sipping on some wine, while Frank prepared dinner in their open kitchen.  As we talked, I found myself constantly observing what he was doing.  Eventually, I asked Frank what was making, and he said curry.

Curry…I LOVE curry.  I’m caribbean, so I grew up on curry.  My mouth started watering at the thought of having curry for dinner.

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So after Frank served up this curry, and I took the first bite, I IMMEDIATELY knew that it was something I wanted to recreate.  I just had no clue that it would be the very next day!!!  Thanks Frank for sharing your delicious curry recipe with me!!

Here is how I made my adaptation of Frank’s Chicken and Sweet Potato Coconut Curry:

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Place a large dutch oven on stovetop and put on medium heat.  Once hot, add about 4+ tablespoons solidified organic coconut oil.  When the oil is melted, add sweet potatoes (diced up 2 large ones), red bell peppers (diced up a large one), small bella mushrooms (sliced up 8-10), green beans (chopped up about 1 to 1 1/2cups).  Saute for a few minutes uncovered.

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Next added some chopped up leeks (I used a bundle and bottom part only) and minced fresh garlic (used about 4-6 cloves). Mix well and allow to cook for a few minutes.

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Once veggies starts to soften, add diced chicken breast (used 2 large chicken breast).  Season with salt/pepper, and adobo seasoning.  Mix well.  Cover and allow to simmer on med-low heat.

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Once the chicken is no longer pink, add curry powder (about 2-3 tablespoons depending on preference) and mix well. Allow to simmer for a few minutes.

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Add 1 14oz can of organic coconut milk and mix well.

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Next add sliced plantains (I used 1 large plantain) and mix well.  Cover and allow to simmer until plantains are cooked.  Sauce will also begin to thicken.

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This is what the curry should look like when done.

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Once done, top curry with freshly chopped cilantro.

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Serve alone or over a bed of rice.

And ALWAYS remember that what you make for dinner, can be served for lunch!!

Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry Planetbox

Chicken Curry in my Planetbox

Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry in Easylunchbox

Chicken and Sweet Potato Curry in my Easylunchbox

Enjoy!!

Rox

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