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Sweet Chicken Curry

This sweet curry uses fruit and nuts to create wonderful depth of flavour and texture. It's an exotic meal you're sure to remember.
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 1 hour


3 lb chicken thighs
2 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 onion, large, diced
1 ½ tbsp curry powder, mild, medium, or hot
28 fl oz canned diced tomatoes
2 tbsp tomato paste
½ cup sultana raisins
2 apples, peeled, cored, and diced
2 tbsp lime juice
1 bay leaves
sugar, pinch
2 tbsp cilantro, fresh, minced
¼ cup unsweetened coconut, grated
½ cup almonds, sliced, toasted
1 mango, peeled, diced
1 lime, cut into wedges
1 cup brown basmati rice

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Add oil to a 12 cup (3 L) casserole dish with cover. Heat over medium high heat on stove. Add chicken and brown on both sides.

  3. Remove chicken and set aside on plate. Add onion and garlic to casserole and cook until slightly browned and fragrant. Add curry powder and mix well to heat spice and release oils.

  4. Add canned tomatoes and tomato paste and mix well. Add raisins, lime juice, sugar, bay leaf and then chicken. Stir mixture to coat chicken. Cover casserole and place in oven for approximately 40 minutes.

  5. Prepare brown basmati rice as per package instructions.

  6. Remove casserole from oven and add apple. Cover and return casserole to oven for about another 15 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and the internal temperature reaches 165°F (74°C). Remove from oven and add cilantro. Replace cover and let sit for several minutes.

  7. Serve curry over basmati rice with a sprinkling of grated coconut, mango, almonds and a wedge of lime.

Nutrition Info

Per 860 g serving Amount
Protein76 g
Fat36 g
Saturated Fat10 g
Carbohydrate93 g
Fibre11 g
Sugar40 g
Cholesterol280 mg
Sodium800 mg
Per 860 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A50
Vitamin C150
Vitamin B681
Vitamin B1260