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Coconut Chicken and Taro Root

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"This Chinese dish has taken a new dimension - it's made with coconut milk! Chicken is simmered with taro, shallots, ginger, and coconut milk. It's delicious with steamed rice."
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58 m servings 766
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Mix cornstarch and water together in a large bowl until dissolved. Add soy sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and salt. Mix in chicken; cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator, about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan or deep-fat fryer. Fry taro until golden brown, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add shallots and ginger; cook and stir until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken; cook and stir until no longer pink, 3 to 4 minutes.
  4. Transfer chicken mixture to a large saucepan. Add fried taro. Pour in enough water to cover 3/4 of the mixture. Bring to a boil; reduce heat to medium, cover, and simmer until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the chicken reads at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C), about 15 minutes. Stir in coconut milk and basil. Season with salt and sugar.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Taro is also known as dasheen; you can find it in Caribbean and Asian specialty stores.
  • Substitute 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce for the light soy sauce if desired.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 766 calories; 67.2 22.7 24.9 68 1471 Full nutrition

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