Village Boys’ Chicken

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By Naomi Duguid

Published 2012

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The story behind the name of this easy curry is that it’s the kind of dish that village boys who have stolen a neighbor’s chicken would cook up for themselves. I learned it from a generous-hearted friend in Rangoon, as well as a similar version from Cho Cho in her village near Bagan.

In Burma this is usually made with calabash, a kind of gourd that is peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes. I like to use chayote, which is now available in North Ameri