Sunday, June 3, 2007

Thai Red Curry Chicken

Can you tell I LOVE curry? This is not your average nightly meal, but it’s honestly our family’s favorite dinner. Bennett asks for it at least once a month. Invest in the ingredients, and you’ll use them. You can find most of them at the normal grocery store (“Thai Kitchen” and “Taste of Thai” are good brands). It’s best when served over jasmine rice. Be brave and have fun!

Thai Red Curry Chicken
1 14-oz. can coconut milk
½-1 tsp red curry paste (depending on the heat level you’re going for)
¼ cup fish sauce (smells awful, but you can’t taste it in the dish—I promise!)
2 T sugar
2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1-2 fresh tomatoes, diced
1 small can pineapple chunks or tidbits
½ green pepper, thinly sliced
5-8 Kaffir lime leaves (optional)
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves (optional)

Combine ½ the can of coconut milk with red curry paste in large skillet. Add chicken, fish sauce and sugar. Bring to a gentle boil and cook until chicken is done. Add remaining coconut milk, tomatoes, pineapple, and green pepper (and lime and basil leaves if you have them). Heat through and serve over rice.

5 comments:

Heather said...

Yummy! Kevin made this for dinner last night and I have done little this morning but think about how early can I eat lunch. Have you ever made it with Lite Coconut Milk?

Karen said...

Ha! I do the same thing... Bennett and I fight over who gets Red Curry Chicken for leftovers :o) I have made it once with lite coconut milk, I can't remember exactly how it turned out, but I've never tried it again. So I'm thinking maybe it wasn't that great. But it's worth a shot!

Katherine said...

We love Thai food so I jumped on the bandwagon and went for it. We both really liked it. I think I will add more curry next time. How much do you usually put in? I went crazy and ended up putting in about a tablespoon. Yumm!
P.S. Jasmine rice is my new favorite thing. This is so weird, but I love rice with butter.

Elie said...

Karsie, I have used this recipe over and over. We --- I LOVE IT!! I even morphed it into a massaman curry. You're a recipe genius. Thanks!
XOXOX

Tessa and Adam said...

I have tried this one, and absolutely love it. Next up, BBQ pizza. Slowly making my way through your recipes!