I really do love Jean Pare’s cookbooks. They are the epitome of Canadian cooking, and her no-fuss approach   fits right in in the Cat Can Kitchen. I am constantly scouring garage sales for these treasured books (by now I’m sure I have at least 20 from her series.) My latest find “One Dish Meals” is a definite bed-time read, full of hearty casseroles, stews and soups. I love to curl up in bed with a good book – well, a cookbook that is! I thought I would post this simple adaptation of her recipe for a delightful curry dish, and give it a try myself.

Curried Peanut Chicken

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into cubes
1 onion, diced
1 TBSP curry paste
1 tsp oil
1 red pepper, diced
1 carrot, diced
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup water
3 TBSP smooth peanut butter
1 cup uncooked rice
(garnish) chopped green onion & chopped peanuts

Saute the chicken, onion and curry paste in oil until the onion is soft and the chicken is starting to brown a little. Add remaining ingredients (except for the green onions and peanuts) and stir together. Bring to a boil, and cover. Reduce heat and cook on low heat for about 20 – 25 minutes until the rice is tender. Sprinkle with chopped green onions and peanuts.