This arrived in my inbox just in time for ZWT9! Curry paste and coconut milk spice up a simple chicken and vegetable stir-fry. Once the ingredients are prepped, the cooking goes quickly, so have everything ready before you heat the pan.
- 1⁄4 cup rice vinegar
- 2 tablespoons brown sugar
- 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
- 2 teaspoons red curry paste
- 1⁄8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 lb chicken breast, skinless, boneless, cut into bite-sized pieces
- 1 1⁄2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
- 1 cup chopped onion
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1 (8 ounce) packagepresliced mushrooms
- 1⁄2 cup light coconut milk
- 1 tablespoon fish sauce
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup fresh bean sprout
- 1⁄4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Combine rice vinegar, brown sugar, lime juice, red curry paste, and crushed red pepper in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add chicken; seal and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes, turning once.
- Remove chicken from the bag, reserving marinade.
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Add chicken; stir-fry 4 minutes. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan. Add onion and carrot; stir-fry 2 minutes. Add mushrooms; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add reserved marinade, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add coconut milk and fish sauce; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Stir in chicken and salt; cook 1 minute. Top with sprouts and cilantro.
Wow, bethie, did we ever enjoy this dish. It was so tasty. Best of all it was quick and easy to make, with ingredients I always have in the house...big bonus for me. It was so flavorful and had great textures. I served it over wide noodles for a lovely treat. Made exactly as written but omitted the bean sprouts, (I don't like them). The chicken was perfectly cooked and the sauce was lovely. We enjoyed the way all the flavors blended together to create a unique taste. Thank you for sharing one of our favorite dishes.
My son could not get enough of this chicken stir-fry. I'd rate that a success. It was flavorful and had a really great blend of ingredients. The bonus was that it was easy to prepare! Thank you for posting. Made for the Soup-A-Stars during ZWT9