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 min
  • total time 35 min
  • ingredients 16
  • servings 4

Ingredients

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 jalapeño 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    430
    (
    Calories from Fat
    230),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    26g
    26%
    (Saturated Fat
    17g,
    17%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    650mg
    650%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    14g
    14%
    (Dietary Fiber
    4g
    4%
      Sugars
    8g
    8%
    ),
    Protein
    35g
    35%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    35%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    15%;
    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.
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