Willows Chicken Curry
This is the famous chicken curry recipe created by The Willows restaurant in Honolulu, Hawaii. The chicken is simmer in a sauce flavored with curry, ginger, and coconut milk. One of the highlights was the variety of condiments that were served along-side this dish.
- 2 TB + 4 TB butter
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. minced ginger
- 1 Tb curry powder
- 1 tsp. sugar
- 1/2-1 tsp. salt , as needed
- pinch white pepper
- 4 c. coconut milk
- 4 TB flour
- 2 TB vegetable oil
- 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts Condiments:
- Mango Chutney, crumbled crispy bacon, shredded coconut, chopped peanuts, raisins, chopped hard cooked egg, chopped sweet pickles, chopped green onion
In a large skillet over medium heat; saute onion, garlic, and ginger in 2 TB of butter until onion is translucent. Stir in curry powder, sugar, salt and pepper. Blend well. Slowly pour in coconut milk, stirring constantly. Reduce heat. Simmer 20 minutes. Strain sauce into a saucepan. Keep warm. Into skillet; melt remaining 4 TB of butter. Stir in flour to make a roux. Bring curry sauce to a low boil. Add roux into saucepan, stirring constantly until thickened. Into skillet; saute chicken in oil until browned and cooked through. Add into curry sauce.
For service: serve curry over steamed basmati or white rice. Serve with condiments. Serves 2-3.