March 28, 2011

Recipe Rave: Thai Basil Chicken with Coconut Rice

It is scary how much I love this recipe from Cuisine at Home.  It has become my "go to" comfort food.  You will love. 

 Makes 4 Cups
 Total Time: 30 Minutes


Combine for the Slurry Mixture:
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 T. oyster sauce
  • 2 T. fresh lime juice
  • 1 T. soy sauce
  • 2 t. brown sugar
  • 2 t. cornstarch
  • 1/2 t. anchovy paste (optional)
Season; Stir-fry in 2 - 4 T. Vegetable Oil:
  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 3 - 4" strips
  • 1 1/2 cups green beans, blanched
  • 1 cup red bell pepper, seeded, diced
  • 1 T. garlic, minced
Stir in:
  • Slurry Mixture
Stir in; Garnish with:
  • 1 cup whole or sliced basil leaves
  • 1 jalapeno, thinly sliced with seeds (or not if you can't take the heat!)
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped
Combine all ingredients for the slurry and set aside. 
Season chicken with salt and pepper, then stir-fry in 2 T. oil in a saute pan over high heat for 3 - 4 minutes.
Flip chicken, cook 3 - 4 more minutes, adding more oil if needed. Remove and set aside. Heat 1 T. oil in the same pan over high heat.  Add beans, bell pepper, and garlic; stir-fry 2 minutes.  Add cooked chicken and accumulated juices and stir-fry 2 minutes. 
Stir in the slurry mixture and cook 2 minutes to thicken and incorporate flavors. 
Remove from heat.
Stir in basil and jalapeno. Garnish with peanuts.  Serve with coconut rice.

Coconut Rice:
Makes 3 cups
Total Time: 30 minutes

Bring to a boil; stir in:
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 2 t. sugar
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
Finish with:
  • 2 t. fresh lime juice
  • 1 T. unsalted butter


  1. That looks really good! My husband would never eat it, so maybe something for when he is away!

  2. Okay, Thai is my favorite and this looks amazing. Will DEFINITELY be making it soon!! Thanks for sharing :)

  3. This sounds delicious! Going in my recipe book!

  4. I love Thai food and anything with coconut is usually pretty tasty! I'll need to try this at soon!

  5. Oh yum! I am going to try this for sure :) I have had a craving for Thai this week too!

  6. I can never get enough Thai food, but I've actually never made it myself. Sad, huh? Your post will be the kick in the butt that I need :)

  7. Yum! I just made a Thai Curry Tofu soup that is awesome, but this looks SO good! I will definitely be trying it.

    I'm pretty sure i could eat Thai food everyday. Legitimately. Even for breakfast. You're not judging, right?

  8. Oh my goodness this looks delicious. I so look forward to trying this. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  9. I am the world's biggest fan of Cuisine at Home magazine. I love that it's all recipes so I know that I'm getting a bunch of fun new things to make!

  10. Cool! Looking forward to trying this : ) Looks like that "slurry" stuff could be made in bulk and frozen, eh? ; )