Burmese Dry Chicken Curry Recipe

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Burmese Dry Chicken Curry
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  1. Chicken pieces: cut off both legs and thighs together taking as much meat as possible from the carcass at the top of the thigh, separate legs and thighs. Cut down along breast as far as wing at side of breast bone to expose ribs, cut through ribs at top along length of breast bone, cut through ribs at bottom of breast as far as wing, cut wing at joint with body and remove breast and wing as one piece, cut into two approximately one third along breast from wing.
  2. Grind the first 7 ingredients (i.e. up to and including the turmeric) together into a smooth paste (food processor/pestle and mortar etc). Heat oil in wide frying pan or wok and add paste, stir-fry until moisture has evaporated and paste has started to brown.
  3. Add chicken pieces and stir well, scrape bottom of pan to prevent sticking. Cover tightly and simmer for 35-45 minutes - there should be enough liquid given off from the chicken during cooking but check now and then and stir. If chicken does get too dry and starts sticking/burning (and it's never happened to me) add a tablespoon or so of water and stir in, scraping residue off bottom of pan.
  4. Shortly before chicken is ready slit open cardamom pods and extract seeds, crush seeds in pestle and mortar and add to chicken with coriander leaf, stir and simmer for a further minute or so, taste and adjust seasoning.
  5. Serve with plain rice or coconut rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 583.99 Kcal (2445 kJ)
Calories from fat 388.59 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.18g 66%
Cholesterol 204.08mg 68%
Sodium 397.62mg 17%
Potassium 539.09mg 11%
Total Carbs 4.89g 2%
Sugars 1.68g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.93g 4%
Protein 41.65g 83%
Vitamin C 13.7mg 23%
Iron 2.8mg 15%
Calcium 47.4mg 5%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 208.94 Kcal (875 kJ)
Calories from fat 139.03 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.45g 66%
Cholesterol 73.01mg 68%
Sodium 142.26mg 17%
Potassium 192.88mg 11%
Total Carbs 1.75g 2%
Sugars 0.6g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0.33g 4%
Protein 14.9g 83%
Vitamin C 4.9mg 23%
Iron 1mg 15%
Calcium 17mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 15.1
  • 15

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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