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Monday, August 8, 2011

Coconut Curry Chicken & Veggies W/ Mango Rice

We love anything with curry and coconut at our house!  So a few weeks ago I took a recipe a found at familyfun online and modified it from a salad to a dinner dish with rice!  It was a hit!  And very easy to make!  I love summer recipes that are fresh and fairly light which equals feeling satisfied and not overly stuffed after eating!!!!!  
























Ingredients:
For marinade and sauce:
Mix together the following:
1 (14 ounce) can regular or light coconut milk
1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste (or more for your tastes)
2 teaspoons freshly grated orange zest
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon kosher salt
Divide the sauce/marinade in half.  Put 4 chicken breasts in a gallon sized ziploc bag with half of the sauce.  Let it marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.  Set other half of the sauce aside!  

For Rice:
1 3/4 cups chicken stock
1 cup jasmine rice
2 ripe mangoes, cut into bite sized cubes
Bring chicken stock to a boil.  Add the rice and reduce the heat to simmer.  Cover the rice and cook for 15 minutes.  Grill your marinated chicken while the rice is cooking.  About 5 minutes per side over high heat!  Add cubed mangoes after the rice is cooked.

For Veggies:
1 red pepper, seeded and sliced into thin strips
half a head of green cabbage, sliced thinly
1 large handful of sugar snap peas, tough ends cut off
1 large handful of bean sprouts
Throw prepared veggies into a large saute pan with the remaining half of the coconut curry sauce.  Cook over medium heat until veggies are just slightly tender.  About 5 minutes.

Plate your dinner however you would like!  We did the mango rice on the bottom, followed by the cooked veggies and grilled chicken on top!  Enjoy!


image by Kara


5 comments:

Muriel Miller said...

Kar this looks and sounds amazing! Yum!

Sarah said...

Oh yum! I'm going to HAVE to make this!!

martanna said...

ummm I want that! You gals always make everything look so delicious and simple!

Angelee said...

Oh my goodness I'm so glad you're back! I haven't checked your blog in awhile... Pregnant=minimal cooking but then I thought of your Angel hair with Tomatoes and Fresh Basil and I was flipping out when that strange site came up. I just kept googling and clicking and then when I'd almost given up there you were! I love love love your site and yummy recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Haley and Lance (but probably just Haley) said...

Mmm, coconut and curry - two of my favorite flavors as well. If I weren't feeling so lazy, this would be tonight's dinner. Maybe tomorrow!