Dish of the Month – December

Each month you’ll find a tasty new addition to our dish of the month page. We will tell you all about the ingredients needed, as well as how to cook the recipe, so you can enjoy at home with your children.

This month the children have been enjoying lots of delicious and nutritious food, prepared by our Head Chef, Christopher Milner and his dedicated team. One of the children’s favourites has been our Chicken Katsu Curry with Basmati Rice. The children enjoyed it so much we made it our Dish of the Month for December!

Chicken Katsu Curry with Basmati Rice;

Ingredients:

For the curry sauce

  • 2 tablespoons sunflower oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 red chillies (seeds optional)
  • 5 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 600ml chicken stock
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala

For the breaded chicken

  • 4 chicken breast fillets, pounded to 1cm thickness
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons plain flour
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 100g fine breadcrumbs or panko breadcrumbs
  • 230ml of coconut oil for frying

Method:

Curry sauce

  • Heat oil in medium non-stick saucepan. Add onion and garlic, and cook until softened. Stir in carrots and cook over low heat for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Add flour and curry powder; cook for 1 minute. Gradually stir in stock until combined. Add honey, soy sauce and bay leaf. Slowly bring to the boil.
  • Turn down heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until sauce thickens, but is still of pouring consistency. Stir in garam masala. Pour the curry sauce through a sieve; return to saucepan and keep on low heat until ready to serve.

Breaded chicken

  • Season both sides of chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Place flour, egg and breadcrumbs in separate bowls and arrange in a row. Coat the chicken breasts in flour, then dip them into the egg. Coat in breadcrumbs, making sure you cover both sides.
  • Heat oil in large frying pan over medium-high heat. Place chicken into hot oil and cook until golden brown, about 3 or 4 minutes on each side. Once cooked, place on kitchen paper to absorb excess oil.
  • Pour curry sauce over chicken.
  • Serve with white rice and enjoy! Garnish with chopped chillies, fresh coriander and spring onion.

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Make sure you come back next month for our next dish!

"We believe that a healthy nutritious diet is vitally important for growing minds and bodies." ~ 22 Street Lane Nursery