It may be Saturday, but today we’re talking about French Fridays with Dorie! I have several recipes to catch you up on, but right now I am going to focus on the recipe the group made this week: Curried Chicken, Peppers, and Peas en Papillote.
There are several “en papillote” recipes in Around My French Table. This one is a main dish with chicken, red onion, bell peppers, and peas, seasoned with curry powder.
I had made this dish a few years ago, and remember liking it, but wished it had a creamier sauce. I felt it was a little dry. So I made a change this time around: in place of the olive oil, I used 3/4 cup coconut milk. Strangely, the creaminess of the coconut milk disappeared in the cooking process, but the flavor remained. And the resulting chicken was very moist.
This was a delicious dinner the whole family enjoyed. The packets of chicken and vegetables are the perfect portion. I was happy with my addition of coconut milk. The flavors blended very nicely with the Balinese Turmeric Coconut Rice I made.
I have a couple more French Fridays recipes to catch you up on…hopefully you will be seeing those in the next few days.