Thai-Style Coconut Chicken

Thai-Style Coconut Chicken

Make your favorite restaurant meal at home! Expect the dish to resemble a very flavorful broth, which is typical of many Thai dishes. Like your Thai food quite hot? Just add another chili or two.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

35

Minutes

Makes

4

servings

1
tablespoon vegetable oil
1
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1
teaspoon grated lime peel
1
teaspoon grated gingerroot
1
clove garlic, finely chopped
2
fresh serrano chilies or 1 jalapeƱo chili, seeded and finely chopped
1/4
cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
1
can (about 14 oz) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
1
teaspoon packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1
tablespoon soy sauce
1
cup sugar snap pea pods
1
medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch cubes
1
medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1
tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
Hot cooked jasmine or white rice, if desired
  1. In nonstick wok or 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add lime peel, gingerroot, garlic, chilies and cilantro; stir-fry 1 minute.
  2. Pour coconut milk over chicken. Stir in brown sugar, salt, soy sauce, pea pods and bell pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir into tomato.
  3. Spoon into shallow serving bowls; top with basil. Serve with rice.
Makes 4 servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 430
    • (Calories from Fat 230),
  • Total Fat 26g
    • (Saturated Fat 17g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 85mg;
  • Sodium 650mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 5 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.