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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!!!!!  

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


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!

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