Friday, August 31, 2012

Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables and Coconut Scented Rice

This was so stinking good.  So, so yummy.  I feared that by adding the called for amount of curry paste, it would be way too spicy for my won't eat anything remotely spicy 5 year old, but yet, he really enjoyed it too.  My husband, who doesn't typically go for curry dishes, said "Delicious" after his first bite!

I think I overcooked the chicken a little bit here, but the flavor was still amazing.  The coconut rice was really good as well, not at all bland like rice has a tendency to be.

Easy Chicken Curry with Vegetables Source:  Melissa D'Arabian via Food Network

    2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    3 tablespoons red Thai curry paste
    1 yellow onion, sliced with the grain
    2 chicken breasts, cut into cubes
    Salt and freshly ground black pepper
    1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
    1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
    1 teaspoon dried basil
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    Zest of 1/2 lime
    1 1/4 cups coconut milk
    1/4 cup chicken stock
    One 14-ounce can diced tomatoes
    Lime wedges, for squeezing


Cook 1 tablespoon of the oil, the curry paste and onions in a large saute pan over medium heat, stirring often and letting sizzle, 5 to 6 minutes. Pat the chicken dry, sprinkle with salt and pepper and add the remaining oil to the pan. Cook the chicken in the onion-curry mixture until golden on all sides. Add the broccoli, carrots, basil, garlic and lime zest and cook, stirring, until the vegetables are coated, about 2 minutes. Add the coconut milk, chicken stock and tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Let the chicken simmer until cooked through and the sauce begins to thicken, about 20 minutes. Squeeze with lime juice before serving.

Coconut Scented Rice Source:  Melissa D'Arabian via Food Network
1 1/2 cups long-grain white rice, rinsed  (I used basmati rice)
1/2 cup coconut milk
1/2 cup chicken or vegetable stock
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Zest of 1/2 lime
1/4 bunch fresh cilantro, chopped very fine

1.  Combine rice, coconut milk, stock, and oil in a bowl and follow rice instructions or cook in a rice cooker.  (I used more chicken stock to round out the amount of liquid needed for my rice instructions).
2.  When finished, stir in zest and cilantro.


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