Coconut Curry Chicken

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A nice zippy chicken curry balanced out by the sweetness of coconut milk. This recipe is very basic and easy to customize to your taste. I have added hearts of palm, bamboo shoots, pineapple, mushrooms, onions or shallots...have fun with it!

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 green onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon curry paste, or more to taste

  • cup chicken broth

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. Place the chicken breasts between two sheets of heavy plastic (resealable freezer bags work well) on a solid, level surface. Firmly pound the chicken with the smooth side of a meat mallet to a thickness of about 1/2 inch. Sprinkle the chicken on both sides with salt and pepper.

  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a skillet over high heat, and pan-fry the chicken breasts until the meat is no longer pink, about 4 minutes per side. Transfer the chicken breasts to a plate.

  3. Reduce the heat to medium; stir the green onions and curry paste into the skillet, and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. Pour the broth into the skillet, and scrape up and dissolve any brown flavor bits in the skillet with a spoon. Bring the mixture to a full boil, and cook until the mixture has thickened into a glaze, about 10 minutes; pour in the coconut milk, bring back to a boil, and cook until thickened, about 10 more minutes. Mix the lime juice into the sauce, and stir in any juices that have collected from the chicken. Return the chicken breasts to the pan, spoon sauce over the chicken, and simmer until heated through, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

306 Calories
21g Fat
5g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 306
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 12g 62%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Sodium 476mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 33mg 3%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 327mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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