This one ‘ere’s loosely based on a dish I spotted over on Hungry and Frozen (who has a cookbook deal in the works, hurrah!)
1 large chicken breast / 2 small
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon sambal oelek (or something else chilli-ish)
1 onion, sliced
1 capsicum, sliced
1 handful of desiccated coconut
Juice and zest of a lime (about 2 tablespoons juice)
Mix up all the spices, lime juice and a dash of vegetable oil in a bowl. Toss the chicken in the mixture until coated.
Fry the sliced onion and capsicum in a little oil for a couple of minutes.
Add the chicken and more oil as needed. Cook through, then mix in the coconut.
Serve over a bowl of white rice.
Frugal factor: reasonable. Really depends on what kind of pantry staples you keep. I basically already had everything I needed.