Monday, May 7, 2012

Chicken and Vegetable Thai Coconut Curry

Ya’ll, I have been on a SERIOUS Thai food kick lately. Any night I haven’t felt like cooking, I’ve immediately said to the hubs, “Hey, want to order in some Thai food!!?!”

Thankfully, hubs is a big fan as well and usually obliges. I’m pretty bad about sticking to the same old same old (Hubs and I usually split some sort of chicken dish and pad thai). Well, a new Thai restaurant opened up behind our house and I asked the lady what the best thing on the menu was, and she told me “Ooo, get the curry”. I was feeling daring so I said, “okay, I’ll do it!”

Oh. my. goodness. It was love at first bite!

And the curry obsession began. ;)

I KNEW I had to make this dish at home! I was on a mission and decided to start with my handy dandy Steamy Kitchen cookbook (my go-to for Asian recipes!). I adapted Jaden’s curry recipe to my own personal preferences and came up with a WIN.NER.

SO. STINKING. DELICIOUS.

Warning: This makes a LOT of curry, ya’ll… and it’s hard to stay away from!!

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Chicken and Vegetable Thai Coconut Curry

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 35-45 minutes

Fake-out Take-out has never tasted so good!! Turns out thai curry is actually super simple to make at home (with the help of some prepared curry paste)!

Ingredients:

4 ounces Thai red curry paste
3 13.5 ounce cans coconut milk
1/2 cup chicken broth
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon sugar
2-3 chicken breasts thinly sliced
1 red pepper, cored and sliced
1 green pepper, cored and sliced
1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
1 15 ounce can baby corn
1/3 pound broccoli florets, bite sized pieces
2/3 cup frozen peas
5-6 basil leaves, chiffonaded
Sriracha (optional)

Directions:

Add the curry paste to a large stock pot and heat over medium to medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until the curry paste is fragrant, being careful it does not burn. Once the paste is nice and hot, add one can of coconut curry and whisk until the curry paste is dissolved. Add the rest of the coconut milk, chicken broth, sugar, and fish sauce.

Bring sauce to a low boil then add the chicken and the peppers, onions, baby corn and broccoli. Simmer for 4-6 minutes (or until chicken is fully cooked (this will vary upon the thickness of the chicken slices). At the last minute, add in the frozen peas. Just before serving add the basil and stir. Serve over steamed Jasmine rice and garnish with additional basil and some sriracha if you like a little heat!

Adapted from: The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook by Jaden Hair

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11 Responses to “Chicken and Vegetable Thai Coconut Curry”

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    Mackenzie @ SusieFreakingHomemaker — May 7, 2012 @ 9:01 am

    This looks awesome Tina!! I lourves me some thai food! Thanks for sharing!!

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    Cassie — May 7, 2012 @ 9:39 am

    Love all of these veggies that you added, Tina. Great flavors here!

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    Oldman — May 7, 2012 @ 11:06 am

    Love this…I’m always looking for veggies and curry recipes. Thanks

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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts — May 7, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    Thai food is one of our favorites! This curry looks amazing, love all the veggies in it!

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    Katie — May 7, 2012 @ 1:44 pm

    This looks great! I LOVE a good curry paste + coconut milk combo! It’s so simple, yet is really easy to impress people with ;D I usually add bamboo shoots and/or water chestnuts to my veggie mix!

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    Deborah — May 7, 2012 @ 2:08 pm

    Oh, what I wouldn’t do for my husband to like Thai (or any curry, for that matter). I want some of this now!!

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    Baking Serendipity — May 7, 2012 @ 11:30 pm

    I’ve only had Thai food once and I didn’t try the curry. I know I need to be more adventurous and this is total inspiration! I love trying new foods at home…if I don’t like them I don’t feel like I wasted money and can easily make something else :)

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — May 7, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    I love thai take-out too! But man, it can get expensive! $12 for curry? No thank you! Thank god I have this recipe to save me some money! :)

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    Zee — May 8, 2012 @ 2:37 am

    I love thai food.. This curry looks and sound amazing!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppersj — May 8, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Yum! This sounds amazing! I love the photos!

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    ErinsFoodFiles — May 9, 2012 @ 4:39 pm

    This looks amazing! I love a spicy, colorful meal!

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