Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Thai Coconut Chicken Curry!

The Thai food craze has swept California.  And it seems to be pretty healthy right?  Veggies, chicken, flavorful herbs and rice...perfect combination of healthy ingredients!  Well as with most authentic food, the commercialized versions are doused with salt and heavy oils.  I know, I know....but it's soooo good!  Not to worry this can be fixed by creating it at home.  Here is one of my new fav flavor rush recipes :). Enjoy.

  • 1 lb chicken breast, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 can stewed tomatoes
  • 1 can tomato sauce
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 2-3 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice 
  1. Season chopped chicken with black pepper, cumin, and basil.  Begin to boil the water for the brown rice.
  2. Heat olive oil, garlic, curry, and onion in a large skillet on medium high for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Add seasoned chicken to skillet.  Reduce to medium high.  Cook for 7-10 minutes.  Begin rice.
  4. Add bell pepper, cauliflower, 1/4 chopped parsley and chili powder to skillet. Stir thoroughly.
  5. Pour in light coconut milk, tomato sauce, stewed tomatoes.  Stir thoroughly.  Cover cook on medium for 30-40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Plate with rice, followed by coconut chicken curry, and finally fresh chopped parsley.
With a little creativity and fresh ingredients, our favorite dishes can still be enjoyed guilt free!  With probably more flavor :).

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