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Fruity Chicken Curry

This recipe for Fruity Chicken Curry has been reproduced courtesy of Great British Chicken

At the heart of the Great British Chicken message is a passion for the importance of buying British chicken as it assures the consumer of a certain standard whilst supporting UK produce. Its remit is to educate British consumers about the benefits of buying British chicken and how to identify it as such by looking for the Red Tractor and Union Jack on packs oc chicken or by asking their butcher. Great British Chicken wants people to be able to make an informed choice about the chicken they buy.

Chicken is the UK's favourite meat - it accounts for 43% of all the meat we eat in this country. This should come as no surprise: not only is chicken tasty, versatile and easy to prepare but it is also higher in protein and lower in fat than red meat, making it a nutritious, healthy choice that will tempt the whole family's tastebuds.

Sally Gunnell and familySporting legend Sally Gunnell, who still holds the 400m hurdles world record, is a big fan of British chicken.

“As an athlete, it was essential to eat lots of fresh, good quality, nutritious foods and chicken was one of my staple ingredients. Not only is it lower in fat than red meat, it’s also higher in protein – which gives you energy.

“I’m not competing anymore – apart for fun – but I’ve maintained these healthy eating habits throughout my life and try to feed my husband and three young sons a balanced, nourishing diet.”

As a parent, and the daughter of a poultry farmer, Sally is passionate about knowing where her meat comes from, and supports local producers wherever possible.

“We eat chicken at least three times a week, and only British will do. I ask my butcher, or if I'm in the supermarket I always look for the Red Tractor and Union Jack. That way I know the chicken was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the British farm it cam from."

See the web site for further information - Great British Chicken

Love chicken . . . buy British
Choose chicken with the Red Tractor and Union Jack on pack and you'll know it was produced to high standards and can be traced back to the independently-checked British farm it came from. Or ask your butcher if it's British.

This fruity chicken curry dish is sure to set the taste buds tingling. This recipe is ideal for entertaining, as preparing it the night before will make it taste even better!

Ingredients for Fruity Chicken Curry

8 British chicken skinless chicken fillets, cubed
4 tbsp malt vinegar
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp ground coriander
1/4 tsp turmeric
1 clove garlic, crushed
1cm / 1/2 inch ginger, crushed
4 tbsp brown sugar
4 tbsp oil
2 large onions, sliced
175g / 6oz semi dried apricots, chopped
2 cloves
1/4 tsp peppercorns

How to make Fruity Chicken Curry

  • Mix the vinegar, curry powder, cumin, coriander, turmeric, garlic, ginger and sugar together.
  • Add the chicken and mix. Leave to marinate for 20 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan and add the onions. Cook until beginning to colour golden.
  • Add the cloves and peppercorns and colour for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken and marinade into the pan with the onions and simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked thoroughly.
  • Add the apricots, cover and cook for a further 15 minutes.
  • Serve with pilau rice and chutneys.

Serves 8

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