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Thai-Style Coconut Chicken

Thai-Style Coconut Chicken
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 16
  • Servings 4
Instead of takeout, make this dish with global flavors in your own kitchen. If you like your Thai food hot, just add another chile or two.

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 serrano chiles or 1 jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 can (14 oz) coconut milk (not cream of coconut)
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 cup fresh sugar snap peas
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium tomato, seeded, chopped (3/4 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil leaves
  • Hot cooked jasmine rice (page 429), if desired

Directions

  • 1
    In nonstick wok or 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink in center. Add lime peel, gingerroot, garlic, chiles and cilantro; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • 2
    Pour coconut milk over chicken. Stir in brown sugar, salt, soy sauce, peas and bell pepper. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until vegetables are crisp-tender. Stir in tomato.
  • 3
    Spoon into shallow serving bowls; top with basil. Serve with rice.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
Calories from Fat
230
Total Fat
26g
40%
Saturated Fat
17g
87%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
85mg
29%
Sodium
650mg
27%
Potassium
530mg
15%
Total Carbohydrate
14g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4g
15%
Sugars
8g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • Instead of takeout, make this dish with global flavors in your own kitchen. If you like your Thai food hot, just add another chile or two.
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