Curried Chicken, Peppers, and Peas en Papillote

Curried Chicken en Papillote

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.

Chicken en Papillote

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.

Curried Chicken and Rice

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.

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11 responses to “Curried Chicken, Peppers, and Peas en Papillote

  1. I love your idea of adding coconut milk to change the flavor to Thai. My other eater (other than me) objects to curry powder, so I took this in a different direction. You can’t beat the technique.

  2. I bet the coconut milk was a lovely addition…it sounds delicious! I have to remember that for the next time I make it! Have a nice weekend!

  3. Yum – coconut milk + curry powder = fabulous. Great adaptation!

  4. Coconut milk! What a great idea. And the rice sounds amazing, too.

  5. Nana

    It all looks delicious, and adding the coconut milk was a great idea.
    The rice recipe sounds very interesting, a perfect side for the
    chicken.

  6. Sounds like a great meal. Glad you enjoyed it. We like this recipe too.

  7. Emily

    what do you mean the creaminess disappeared??!! where did it go? LOL… so gonna try it with coconut cream!

  8. triciaandnana

    This is the 2nd reference to coconut cream I have read this week with FFWD and I am very intrigued. Great swap out and that dish looked fantastic ! – Tricia

  9. Loving all the ideas for changing this one up. It really is so versatile and I need to play around with it a bit myself.

  10. teaandscones

    Coconut cream. A couple of you added that. I will have to try it that way next time. But it was so good this time. And easy. And repeatable.

  11. Coconut milk was a great idea for an addition! Someone else suggested mushrooms. I think that would be great too.

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