An Indian chicken dish with cashews, coconut and golden raisins.
- 1/2 Cup Raw, Unsalted Cashews (plus extra to garnish)
- 1/2 Cup Shredded Coconut (unsweetened)
- 1 13.5 ounce Can Coconut Milk (full fat)
- 2 Tbl Coconut Oil
- Real Salt (to taste)
- 6 Chicken Thighs, boneless, skinless
- 1 Yellow Onion (chopped)
- 2 tsp fresh green chilies, chopped (serrano, Thai or jalapeno, optional)
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Cumin
- 1/2 tsp Ground Turmeric
- 1 1/2 tsp Garam Masala
- 1/2 tsp Ground Ginger (or Ginger Essential Oil - add when done cooking)
- 1 tsp Garlic (minced)
- 1 Cup Chicken Stock
- 1/3 Cup Golden Raisins (plus more to garnish)
- Fresh Cilantro (to garnish)
- Place the cashews and coconut in a bowl and cover with an inch of water.
- Let soak overnight, or for at least 4 hours.
- Drain and place in a high speed blender. Puree until it becomes a smooth paste.
- Add in the coconut milk and puree until smooth and combined. Set aside.
- In a large, oven-safe frying pan with high sides, heat the oil on high.
- Season the chicken thighs with salt and pepper.
- Place in the hot oil in the frying pan and cook each piece on both sides, until golden brown.
- Place chicken on a plate.
- Reduce the heat to medium/high and add the onion, chilies, cumin, turmeric, garam masala, and ginger.
- Saute for 2-3 minutes, or until onion is translucent.
- Add the garlic and saute for another 30 seconds.
- Add the chicken back into the pan along with the golden raisins.
- Pour the chicken stock into the pan and bring to a simmer. Cover.
- Place the pan in an oven preheated to 325 degrees. Cook for 45 minutes.
- Add in the cashew/coconut sauce and cook for another 45 minutes, or until chicken is tender.
- Shred chicken lightly. Check seasonings and add more salt, if desired. Garnish with cilantro, cashews, and golden raisins. Serve atop red quinoa or cauliflower rice.
- If at any time during the baking process you feel the liquid levels are too low or the sauce is too thick, add in another 1/2 cup of chicken stock.
- I usually garnish with a very generous handful of salted, toasted cashews. Yum!
Keywords: Clean, Favorite, Baked