LuLu's Red Curry Thunder Thighs
Yield: 4 servings.
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (I use bone-in sometimes)
Coarse salt and cracked black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 celery rib, finely chopped
1 small red pepper, chopped
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons stone-ground mustard
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons fresh flat-leaf parsley
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped
1 cup each: white wine and tomato sauce
1 chicken bouillon cube
Fresh lime juice (optional)
Fresh cilantro (optional)
1. Season thighs with salt and pepper. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then sear the thighs on both sides until nicely browned. Remove from pan; set aside.
2. In same skillet, saute onion, celery and peppers until soft. Add garlic. Saute 1 minute. Season vegetables with salt and pepper. Stir in curry powder, mustard and oregano, then parsley and cilantro. Add wine, tomato sauce and bouillon. Return thighs to pan.
3. Bring to boil, then simmer 10 minutes. Cover. Simmer 5 more minutes. Adjust seasonings. Sprinkle with lime juice and cilantro.
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