I saw this recipe in Clean Eating Magazine with Beef and Peanuts, but I subbed in chicken and almonds, since I sometimes find stir fry beef to be a little chewy.
This meal is delicious and pretty easy to prepare. With the exception of the plantains, I had everything in my freezer or pantry already.
Mango Curry Chicken and Tostones (Serves 4)
Mango Curry Chicken
1 teaspoon of olive or coconut oil. (Add a little more or cooking spray if the pan looks dry)
1 large or two small yellow onions chopped
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
3 Gloves Garlic, minced (I use a press)
1 C Frozen Mango
2 teaspoons curry powder
2 T sliced almonds
Sea Salt and Pepper to Taste
1 T olive or coconut oil
2 yellow plantains cut into 1/4 in pieces
Heat oil in pan and cook onion for 5 minutes or until translucent
Add chicken and garlic cook for 5 minutes or chicken looks mostly cooked through
Add curry and mango, cook for five minutes or until the mango is warm
Remove from heat and add almonds, taste and adjust salt and pepper, cover to keep warm until serving
Heat oil in separate pan, place tostones in pan with room for them to breathe and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Using Tongs, turn over, careful not to touch the hot tostone with your fingers, there by teaching your six year old new and exciting words.
Cook for another 2-3 minutes, please on paper towel to blot gently and serve with chicken.
Note: If using beef, drain in a colander before adding the mango.
This was a great dish. I had it done from start to finish in less than 1/2 an hour.
Next time I make it I might serve it with a spinach salad or a touch of avocado to mellow the curry.
I did not attempt to serve this to my kids as they are not big curry lovers. I also find that while I love and appreciate the value of a full family dinner, once a week its nice to feed the kids a little earlier and have a peaceful meal with just my husband. Its nice to eat at a relaxing pace without having to worry about correcting table manners or watching people make faces when unfamiliar food is served.