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Featured Holiday Recipe: J.M. Smucker Co. Peanut Chicken Curry

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December 12, 2022

The team at CHEF’STORE® thanks J.M. Smucker Co. for their sponsorship and for sharing this delicious recipe with us.

Peanut butter isn’t just for peanut butter and jelly sandwiches! It’s also an excellent ingredient for savory dishes. The nutty flavor of peanut butter works well with the delicate spice components of classic curry to create an innovative holiday meal everyone will crave. 

To really make this recipe sing, you’ll want to use the best peanut butter you can find, which is why people turn to J.M. Smucker Co.'s most loved brand: Jif® peanut butter. What makes Jif® stand out? J.M. Smucker Co.’s commitment to consistent quality, of course! The company prides itself on responsible sourcing ingredients and prioritizing food safety. When you cook with any of their products, you know your dish will have bold flavor and exceptional ingredients.

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J.M. Smucker Co. Peanut Chicken Curry

Curry bowls are created by combining flavor after flavor in the cooking process until you arrive at one complex dish. Add in Jif® Natural Peanut Butter Sauce with the spices, chicken, and coconut milk for satisfying complementary flavors.

Yield: 16 servings

Prep time: 30 minutes

Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Chicken:

16 each Boneless, skinless chicken thighs

2 tbsp. (1 oz.) Cumin powder

2 tbsp. (1 oz.) Paprika

2 tbsp. (1 oz.) Salt

1 tbsp. (0.5 oz.) Pepper


Curry Sauce: 

4 cups (32 oz.) Red onion, roughly chopped 

2 cups (16 oz.) Red bell pepper, roughly chopped

4 tbsp. (2 oz.) Garlic clove, whole

1 cup (8 oz.) Ginger, peeled & roughly chopped

½ cup (4 oz.) Curry powder

1 cup (8 oz.) White wine

1 gallon (128 oz.) Coconut milk

1 qt. (32 oz.) Chicken stock

1.5 cups (12 oz.)  Jif Natural Peanut Butter Sauce

4 tbsp  (2 oz.) Kosher Salt

8 cups Basmati rice, cooked

For the garnish:

4 Jalapeños, thinly sliced

2 cups Cilantro, roughly chopped

8 Scallions, thinly sliced

Edible flowers and micro herbs (optional)

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, thoroughly coat chicken thighs in seasonings. Marinate for at least 30 minutes while the sauce is being made.
  2. In a heavy-duty, medium-sized pot, add the onion, pepper, garlic, and ginger. Char until blackened and soft. Add the curry powder and mix until fully coated.
  3. Deglaze the pan with white wine. Add coconut milk and chicken stock, then stir until fully combined.
  4. Stir in Jif sauce. Season with salt. Transfer to blender and puree until desired consistency is acquired. Return to pot and simmer until ready to serve.
  5. In a hot cast iron pan, sear and cook the chicken thighs until you reach an internal temperature of 180 degrees F. Slice the chicken and set aside.
  6. Using a medium-sized bowl, add ½ cup of cooked basmati rice to the bottom of each bowl.
  7. Ladle equal parts of the curry sauce over the rice. Top with sliced chicken, a few jalapeno slices, fresh cilantro, and scallions.

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