Papaya is an exotic fruit whose shape resembles a large pear. Under a green-yellow peel, and orange flesh is hidden inside. This fruit can be eaten raw as an ingredient to salads, smoothies or sorbets. When cooked, it combines perfectly with meat, seafood and other vegetables.
Below, you can find a perfect recipe for a papaya and chicken dish. I combined this fruit not only with meat but also with coconut milk sauce. This dish is perfect for dinner or lunch. Thanks to the papaya the meat becomes tender, soft and not too sweet because papaya is not a a very sweet fruit.
Ingredients for chicken with papya.
- 500 g chicken breast
- 250 g papaya
- 400 ml coconut milk
- 1 and 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 teaspoon of turmeric
- 3 medium-sized shallots
- 1 big red pepper
- 1 tablespoon of butter
- rice for serving
How to make chicken with papaya.
Put the butter and finely chopped onion in a pot. Fry on a low heat for 2-3 minutes, then add the papaya diced into 2.5 cm cubes and coconut milk. Simmer over a low heat for 3 minutes, after which you can add large cubed chicken. Continue simmering for an additional 5 minutes. At the end, add chopped peppers, salt, turmeric and continue cooking for 10 more minutes. Serve the dish with basmati rice.
Good to know when making chicken with papaya.
If you would like the sauce to be a little bit more spicy, use some freshly chopped chili pepper.
Replace the shallots with white or yellow onions.
Are you looking for dishes made with chicken? If so, try our recipe for Hungarian chicken soup.