Sunday, June 28, 2009


serves eight

Curry Sauce
1 teaspoon butter or olive oil
1 small chopped onion or washed leeks
1 clove garlic, chopped
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 green apple, peeled and chopped
1 can unsweetened coconut milk
2 cups low sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup whipped cream
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
salt to taste
1/4 teaspoon powdered ginger (or 1/2 tsp. freshly grated ginger)
1 yellow or red bell pepper, chopped

Chicken Brochettes:
8 10" bamboo skewers soaked in cold water for 30 minutes
12 green onions, roots trimmed; use white part and about 1" of green
4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
8 strips smoked bacon
1/4 cup teriyaki sauce

For Sauce: In skillet, sauté onion, garlic and bell pepper in butter or oil on low heat until soft, about 10 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer 15 minutes or until the apples are tender. Add salt to taste. Cool 15 minutes and put in blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. If sauce looks too thin, return to stovetop and reduce on low, until you reach desired consistency. Taste again for salt. Set aside.

For Chicken Brochettes: Trim, clean and cut green onions into 2 inch pieces from stem (white part). Reserve tops for garnish. Cut chicken breasts into 8 pieces each and place in a bowl. Pour teriyaki sauce over chicken and let marinate 5-10 minutes. Cut bacon into 4 pieces each. Take a piece of chicken breast and wrap it in bacon. Skewer it where the two ends of the bacon meet. Place an onion next on the skewer. Repeat process until each skewer has 4 pieces of chicken wrapped in bacon and 3 green onions. Place over a hot grill or under hot broiler until bacon is crisped and chicken is cooked through, (it should feel firm to the touch), about 5-7 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.

Rewarm sauce on low while chicken is cooking and spoon sauce onto warm dinner plates. Place brochettes on top of sauce and garnish with cilantro leaves and/or thinly sliced green onions.

bacon recipe courtesy of: Farmer John, 1101 North Main Street, Austin, Minnesota 55912-3680

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