Curried Chicken Saute

Often on my frequent trips to Costco I purchase the bag of six sweet peppers in multiple colors – usually red, orange, and yellow. Usually, I cut a couple of the peppers up and sauté them with onions and cut up Italian chicken sausage.

This preparation doesn’t even need oil, just a quick spray with cooking spray and the peppers and onions are caramelized as the sausage cooks. And I usually make some non-fat dip so I can take the remaining peppers along for lunch.

But I had defrosted some chicken tenders – and not defrosted the chicken sausage, so I decided to combine peppers and chicken. The original dish, from Cooking Light, called for using whole chicken breasts, which were to be placed on top of the sautéed peppers. This didn’t seem totally logical to me, so I improvised.  I also mixed the lime juice in with the curry rather than serving lime wedges.
Curried Chicken Sauté

1 1/2 teaspoons curry powder, divided
1 pound chicken tenders
8 ounces mixed bell peppers (packaged and presliced in ok)
1 cup light coconut milk
1 lime

Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.

Sprinkle 1 teaspoon of the curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper over the chicken tenders, rubbing it on so that the tenders are evenly covered. Add chicken to pan and cook 10 minutes or until done, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add bell peppers and remaining 1/2 teaspoon curry powder to pan; sauté 1 minute. Return chicken to pan and add coconut milk, and bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Squeeze juice from 1 lime and 1/4 teaspoon salt into bell pepper mixture. Serve over rice. Makes 4 servings at about 6 grams of fat/serving.

This is one of the photos I had to retake after my camera died, so you are really seeing leftovers over brown rice mix.


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