Friday, August 31, 2012
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.