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I love those canned curry sauces, for with a little doctoring they take the work out of cooking Indian food. Add the chicken and some onion, apple, and sliced almonds, and a fragrant, exotic dinner is on the table in less than 30 minutes. And by the way, my children adore this dish, probably because the apple and coconut sauce make it sweet. I like to serve the curry with the aromatic long-grain rice known as basmati. If you cannot locate it in your supermarket, try a health food store or Indian market. Not only is the rice delicious, but it cooks in just 15 minutes! If you are looking for a vegetable, steamed fresh or frozen spinach makes a perfect side dish.
Pour the oil into a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring, until it browns slightly, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the chicken pieces and cook until they also brown slightly all over, 3 to 4 minutes. Add the coconut sauce, apple, cinnamon stick, and ¼ cup of water. Let simmer, uncovered, until the chicken cooks through, 2 to 3 minutes. Add the cream, if using, increase the heat to medium-high, and cook until the liquid thickens a bit, 2 minutes longer. Remove and discard the cinnamon stick. Serve the stew garnished with the almonds and flaked coconut, if desired.
Nutritional information does not include optional heavy cream, sliced almonds, or Sweetened flaked coconut.
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