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Sunday, March 29, 2009

Jill's Coconut Curry Chicken

I came up with this recipe after looking at several Coconut Curry Chicken recipes. From the Food Network and a few of the blogs I like to get inspirations from time to time I took multiple recipe ideas and created one that I thought would work for us. This is a kid friendly dish at my household. It passed the test of my niece Jessica (a picky-eater), and the heat is just right for kids in my opinion. Obviously if you can take the heat and want more add more Green Curry Paste! We served this over rice-Jasmine is our personal favorite.

2 Tablespoons oil, divided
1 1/2 lbs Boneless Chicken, cut into bit size pieces
1 medium sweet onion, chopped
1 glove minced garlic (1/2 tsp minced if from a jar)
1/2 Red Bell Pepper, Chopped
5 Carrots, sliced 1/4-inch thick
3 Ribs of celery, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 cans coconut milk
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon flour (For thickener. You could use cornstarch too)
1 Tablespoon Lime juice
1 teaspoon Sea Salt
1 teaspoon Green Curry Paste
Cilantro, chopped

Add 1 Tablespoon oil to pan and saute the onions, and chicken until chicken is no longer pink. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm. Then add remaining oil, bell pepper, garlic, and carrots; stir-fry until crispy tender. Add the curry paste and stir for 1-2 minutes. Pour in broth, cans of coconut milk, lime juice, and salt. Return chicken to the pan and stir until well incorporated. Simmer on a medium-low heat for 10-15 minutes or until desired thickness. Sprinkle fresh cilantro on individual servings when ready to serve.

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