Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 40 mins
This was on a recipe card I found in my recipe cabinet. I tweaked it a little, so I'll post it the way I made it. It is spicey, and great on these awful cold nights!
- 4 chicken breasts, cut into large chunks
- 1 (270 ml) can low-fat coconut milk
- 1⁄2 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 2 teaspoons cayenne
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon coriander
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 medium onions, finely chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, crushed
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
- Combine turmeric, salt, ginger, pepper, cayenne, peanut butter, coriander, and water. Mix to a paste.
- Sauté onions & garlic in a little olive oil until tender. Add the peanut butter paste, sauté 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat. Combine well with chicken. Refrigerate in a covered bowl for at least 1 hour. (I left mine overnight, and the flavors were awesome).
- In a large pan, bring the coconut to the boil. Add chicken pieces, paste, and lemon rind. Stir until all combined. Reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
- Remove the chicken pieces from the pan, and place under the grill until browned. Spoon remaining sauce over the chicken to serve.
- We served this with a garden salad, but next time I'm thinking of cutting the chicken smaller, and stirring some Singapore noodles through.
Delicious! I used 2 (largish) chicken breasts and made a full recipe of the sauce. I ran out of ginger and cayenne (so only added 1/2 the amount) and realized after that my coconut milk was 400 ml. Since we like spicy, I added in a little over a tsp of sambal oeleak to make up for the cayenne. I also had to sub lemon grass flakes for the lemon zest. I was too lazy, so didn't take the chicken out to brown, just simmered on the stove until it was done. Despite all my changes, it turned out great! Had quite a bite--not too much, but enough to have a pleasant burn in my mouth! Served with peas and jasmine rice.
This was fabulous! Loved the flavors -- so interesting (similar to Thai but not the same at all). I did substituted one teaspoon of African Bird Pepper for the two teaspoons of cayenne (it's about twice as hot but has a more interesting flavor). Just now read someone's review and think I will try using lemongrass next time, especially now that our local, very rural supermarket carries it in paste/tube form. Hubby, who can sometimes be a little picky, was suitably impressed.
If you can, use bruised lemongrass stalks instead of the lemon zests for a more authentic tasting dish. If you get fresh turmeric and fresh coriander, use those too. I added cubed potato, and hard boiled eggs to the dish for a heartier meal. Loved the taste. Thank you for sharing.