Chicken and Papaya Salad

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Total Time
1hr 25mins
25 mins
1 hr

From cook book "The Food of the World"

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  1. Bring the coconut cream to a boil in a small saucepan.
  2. Add the chicken breast and simmer over a low heat for 5 minutes.
  3. Turn off the heat and cover the pan for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken from the pan and shred it.
  5. Wash the rice under cold running water until the water runs clear.
  6. Put the rice and coconut milk in a small saucepan and bring to the boil.
  7. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan with a tight-fitting lid and simmer for 20 minutes.
  8. Remove from the heat and leave the lid on until ready to serve.
  9. Using a pestle and mortar or blender, pound or blend the garlic, shallots and chillies together.
  10. Add the shrimp and fish sauce and pound to break up the dried shrimp.
  11. Add the tomatoes and pound all the ingredients together to form a rough paste.
  12. In a bowl, combine the shredded chicken and chili paste mixture with the grated papaya, lime juice, mint and coriander leaves. serve with the hot coconut rice.