Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Coconut Curry Chicken (and some sister time)

I promised my mom I'd get her my recipe (which is really a rip-off of my friend Shannon's recipe) for coconut curry chicken stir fry. And I figured, if I'm going to be typing it into the computer, I might as well share it with all of you! I love this recipe because it's much more of a Thai curry than an India curry, meaning it's not overpoweringly curry flavored and isn't too spicy. 
Here are most of the ingredients (and some banana's. I didn't use the banana's and I don't recommend it).
I started by cutting three large chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and cooking them in organic virgin coconut oil. I sprinkled them with a little salt and lemon pepper and squeeze in a bit of lemon and lime juice. 
Once the chicken was cooked, I added the coconut milk and water chestunuts and a little more lemon pepper, salt, and lemon and lime juice. I also added the curry powder. I got my curry powder at Vitamin Cottage Natural Grocers. I think I basically picked the cheapest one. I added maybe four tablespoons of curry powder? I'm not positive on any of the amounts, just flavor to taste! I think this time I didn't quite use enough curry, and I may have used too much lemon and lime juice, because it turned out very citrus-y. 
I let it simmer like this for a little while because I was waiting for Phillip to get back from the store with the rice, which I forgot earlier in the day. This recipe is incredibly quick to make, so you'd probably want to start your rice before you start cooking this, especially if you're using brown rice, which always seems to take longer. But simmering it works just fine. When the rice was cooking, I added a package of frozen green beans and simmered some more. 
When the rice was done, I served it all up and it was quite yummy!
Did I mention that Sophie's here and we went to Goodwill and played dress up? Or that I got used cowboy boots (which I've been wanting forever) for $15?! 
Yes indeed. We had a tea party involving berries and cream and earl grey tea and some cute little cookies I got for my birthday. It was oh so glamorous. 
Some day she's gonna make one beautiful bride! Watch out, daddy, she's growing up fast!

1 comment:

  1. Mmmmm that looks soooo good. We had something like that one time, and I've wanted to make it ever since. Thank you for the recipe, and yes, we do eat chicken around here from time to time!!! Also wanted to tell you I'm very proud of your etsy efforts!! I'll look forward to seeing more on your site.