Tried a new recipe from an old cook book

Curried Chicken

(This recipe is from the Sunset Cook Book of Favorite Recipes published in 1978.)

3 Tablespoons salad oil

3 Tablespoons curry powder

2 large mild onions, chopped

3 tart apples, peeled and chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced or pressed

2 Tablespoons dry mustard

½ teaspoon ground ginger

1 ½ teaspoons salt

¼ teaspoon liquid hot pepper seasoning

1 ½ cups regular-strength chicken broth

1 can (13.5 fl.oz.) coconut milk

4 whole chicken breasts, skinned, split, boned, and cooked


Heat the oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Add curry powder, onion, apple, and garlic; cook and stir until onion is limp. Stir in the mustard, ginger, salt, hot pepper seasoning, broth, and coconut milk. Cover and simmer 30 minutes or until apples are tender.

Add cooked chicken breasts, cover, and simmer until chicken is heated. Transfer to a serving platter. Pass your choice of condiments. Makes 6 to 8 servings.

Condiments. Raisins, sliced green onions, shredded coconut, chopped peanuts, sliced bananas, and finely chopped chutney.(The only condiment we used was raisins.)

I served this curry with steamed broccoli and LaBrea Bakery roasted garlic loaf from Costco.

One ingredient which makes this dish special is fresh curry powder. I purchase mine from The Spice Hut. You can choose how spicy (or not) you want the curry to be. For our family I selected Garam Masala which is mild but flavorful.

4 Responses to “Tried a new recipe from an old cook book”

  1. Laura says:

    The new look is great, Mom 🙂
    Very cheery!

  2. Joyce says:

    Thank you, Dearie! Philip helped me with it when he and Michael showed up for a surprise visit yesterday. I went to the “trouble” to make something extra-special since I know how much Philip loves curries. For his tastes, this curry could have been a lot spicier.

  3. Laura says:

    That’s nice of you 🙂
    I made a yummy lunch today–it sure is satisfying to have Darren like something I make!!

    I like the ‘recent comments’ feature on your sidebar…that would be neat to have after my pictures and before my ‘days past’
    I guess it doesn’t come with the theme I have though. Hope you’re having a good Lords day 🙂

  4. Joyce says:

    What did you make?
    Hope you have a good Lord’s Day, too!