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
 
 
 





Ingredients

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
Directions:
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

11 comments:

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

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

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

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

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

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  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 :)

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  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?

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

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  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!

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

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