Cashew Korma-Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots & Garlic Rice

Cashew Korma-Braised Chicken Thighs

with Carrots & Garlic Rice

30 MIN
2 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

This dish is brimming with bold, nutty flavors thanks to our korma sauce––an Indian cuisine staple made from a blend of aromatics, coconut cream, cashew butter, and traditional spices like garam masala. We're mixing it with peanut butter spread, soy sauce, and honey to create the flavorful sauce our vegetables and chicken thighs simmer in.
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Cashew Korma-Braised Chicken Thighs with Carrots & Garlic Rice
Title
  • 12 oz Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
  • ½ cup Jasmine Rice
  • 6 oz Carrots
  • 2 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lime
  • ¼ cup Coconut Cashew Korma Sauce
  • 3 Tbsps Roasted Cashews
  • 1 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Smooth Peanut Butter Spread
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 1 bunch Mint
time-saving
tips & techniques
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Quarter the lime. Roughly chop the cashews. Pick the mint leaves off the stems. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then large dice. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

Make the garlic rice
2 Make the garlic rice

In a small pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened. Add the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); stir to combine. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

Brown the chicken
3 Brown the chicken

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

Brown the vegetables
4 Brown the vegetables

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots and diced pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. 

Braise the chicken & serve your dish
5 Braise the chicken & serve your dish

To the pan of browned vegetables, add the korma sauce, peanut butter spread, soy sauce, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Stir to thoroughly combine. Add the browned chicken. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 5 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly thickened and the chicken is cooked through.* Turn off the heat; stir in the juice of 2 lime wedges. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the braised chicken and vegetables with the garlic rice. Garnish with the chopped cashews and mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Serve the remaining lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 165°F for chicken.

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Remove the honey from the refrigerator to bring to room temperature. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Peel and roughly chop 2 cloves of garlic. Peel the carrots; halve lengthwise, then thinly slice crosswise. Quarter the lime. Roughly chop the cashews. Pick the mint leaves off the stems. Cut off and discard the stem of the pepper. Halve lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then large dice. Thoroughly wash your hands immediately after handling.

2 Make the garlic rice

In a small pot, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the chopped garlic; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring constantly, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until softened. Add the rice, a big pinch of salt, and 1 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter); stir to combine. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low. Cover and cook, without stirring, 13 to 15 minutes, or until the water has been absorbed and the rice is tender. Turn off the heat and fluff with a fork.

Make the garlic rice
Brown the chicken
3 Brown the chicken

Meanwhile, pat the chicken dry with paper towels; season with salt and pepper on both sides. In a medium pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the seasoned chicken. Cook 2 to 3 minutes per side, or until lightly browned. Leaving any browned bits (or fond) in the pan, transfer to a plate. 

4 Brown the vegetables

In the pan of reserved fond, heat 2 teaspoons of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced carrots and diced pepper; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 3 to 4 minutes, or until lightly browned and slightly softened. 

Brown the vegetables
Braise the chicken & serve your dish
5 Braise the chicken & serve your dish

To the pan of browned vegetables, add the korma sauce, peanut butter spread, soy sauce, honey (kneading the packet before opening), and 1/2 cup of water (carefully, as the liquid may splatter). Stir to thoroughly combine. Add the browned chicken. Heat to boiling on high. Once boiling, reduce the heat to medium-low and loosely cover the pan with foil. Cook, without stirring, 3 to 5 minutes, or until the liquid is slightly thickened and the chicken is cooked through.* Turn off the heat; stir in the juice of 2 lime wedges. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired. Serve the braised chicken and vegetables with the garlic rice. Garnish with the chopped cashews and mint leaves (tearing just before adding). Serve the remaining lime wedges on the side. Enjoy!

*The USDA recommends a minimum safe cooking temperature of 165°F for chicken.

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