Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is good! I use skinless chicken breasts...but recipe calls for chicken 'pieces'. This also is good with a couple of Thai chilies...instead of the dried ones!
- 1 1⁄2 lbs chicken pieces
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 6 tablespoons butter (I use canola oil)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme leaves
- 1 bay leaf
- 1⁄4 cup lemon juice
- 1⁄4 cup honey
- 2 cups coconut milk
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut
- Sprinkle the chicken pieces with salt, pepper and paprika.
- Heat oil or butter in large skillet and fry the onion with the chicken to brown. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes. (if not using breasts it's more like 45 minutes).
- Serve with rice.
This was a little too sweet and bland for us. DH refused to finish his. I think it would be better with the mentioned Thai chilies and maybe some fish sauce? You couldn't ask for easier prep, however. It went together really fast and easily. I used light coconut milk, and it was still very coconut-y, and the consistency of the sauce was good. UPDATED: While eating leftovers, I put cayenne pepper on it and a few splashes of fish sauce. It was excellent.
Easy & deeeelicious! I was expecting spicier but that's ok. 1 child(5) liked it, the other(8) turned her nose up at the coconut.
My husband (who I expected to turn up his nose at this) actually said this chicken has good flavor! He did scrape off the coconut, but I'll take what I can get! I really liked this-I used freshly made coconut and coconut milk and really enjoyed the combo of flavors. I did halve all the peppers since we're not used to spicy food. I'm planning to make this again. Thanks!