Curried Chicken Vol-au-Vents

Curried Chicken Vol-au-Vents 150 Author: Canadian Living Credits: Curried Chicken Vol-au-Vents 150

This striking curry offers a fresh taste and look with the flavour of sweet potatoes and the colour of curry.

  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 puff pastry shells baked and cooled slightly
Coriander Paste:
  • 1 cup chopped fresh coriander leaves and stems
  • 1/4 cup chopped mint leaf
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 1 hot green chili peppers seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut milk
Curried Chicken:
  • 1 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 2 teaspoons cumin seeds
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons chopped gingerroot
  • 3/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 cups peeled cubed (1/2 inch/1 cm) sweet potato
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 1/2 lb boneless skinless chicken thigh cut into 1-inch (2.5 cm) cubes
  • 1 cup frozen peas thawed

Method

Coriander Paste: In food processor, pulse together coriander, mint, green onion, chili pepper and salt until smooth. Pulse in coconut milk; set aside. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

Curried Chicken: In shallow Dutch oven, toast coriander and cumin seeds over
medium-low heat until aromatic, about 2 minutes.

Using mortar and pestle or spice grinder, grind toasted spices until fine.

In same pan, heat oil over medium heat. Stir in spice mix, garlic, ginger and salt, and cook while stirring, for 1 minute.

Stir in sweet potatoes; cook, stirring, for 3 minutes. Add coconut milk and chicken; cover and simmer for 10 minutes.

Stir in coriander paste; cook, uncovered, for 10 minutes. Stir in peas. (Make-ahead: Let cool for 30 minutes; refrigerate in airtight container for up to 2 days.)

To serve, spoon into warm puff pastry shells.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 641 mg
  • Protein 29 g
  • Calories 638.0
  • Total fat 41 g
  • Cholesterol 94 mg
  • Saturated fat 14 g
  • Total carbohydrate 40 g

%RDI

  • Iron 41.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 26.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 7.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 114.0
  • Vitamin C 28.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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