Indian Chicken a la Monty Python
Added by mr spice | Tue 26 Jan 2010 @ 21:14
Not sure where the recipe originated but legend has it that Monty Python formed over dinner in a Hampstead curry house.
This recipe has a distinctly 60\'s feel to it, so it might be a tribute, or it might be a stab at the actual curry they enjoyed that night...
3 Chicken Breast Fillets
2 medium onions, finely chopped
2 crushed garlic cloves
half tsp ground ginger
half tsp ground Laos
half tsp paprika
half tsp chilli powder
1 tblsp curry powder (or garam masala)
2 tblsp flour
3 tblsp butter
400ml chicken stock
2 tblsp Mango Chutney
200g Creme Fraiche
juice of 1 lemon
sugar & salt to season, at end of cooking.
Mix all spices and flour in a bowl.
Cut chicken into strips and add to bowl, cover with spice mix.
Melt butter in a wok, chop or puree the onions and garlic, and add to the butter.
Gently fry for a few minutes.
Add Chicken and cook until outside browns. Add Chutney and half the stock and continue simmering on a gentle heat for 10 mins with the lid on the pan.
Remove the lid. Add the creme fraiche and rest of the stock. Stir and cook for another 10 minutes.
Add lemon juice and salt/sugar to taste.
Cook until sauce thickens.
Serve with Basmati rice and a cold beer...