Chicken Panang Curry

"My girlfriend made this for me once when she was visiting and I have been hooked ever since."
Chicken Panang Curry created by Dr.JenLeddy
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  • Mix the peanut sauce and the curry powder.
  • Heat the oil in a wok or large frying pan; add the onion and the peanut/curry mixture.
  • Stir over medium heat for 2 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil.
  • Add the chicken and lime leaves to the pan; reduce the heat and cook for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the chicken with a wire mesh strainer or slotted spoon.
  • Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes or until it has reduced and quite thick.
  • Return the chicken into the pan.
  • Add the coconut cream, fish sauce (optional), lime juice and brown sugar; cook for 5 minutes.
  • Serve with Rice.
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  1. Dr.JenLeddy
    I enjoyed this recipe with a few small deviations. I started with Recipe #69191 to make peanut sauce as I didn't buy any. I also used Red Curry Paste not powder as it is more flavorful. I did not have lime leaves, but I had fresh limes in the house, so I squeezed out one lime into the recipe. I did not have coconut cream, so I used heavy whipping cream and the fish sauce. I don't like this quite as well as my favorite thai restaurant in town, but it's better than the other thai restaurants. =-) I'm already looking forward to my leftovers. I did add mushrooms and green peppers to it as I like some vegetables in my panang. It was very easy to make and had good flavor.
  2. Dr.JenLeddy
    Chicken Panang Curry Created by Dr.JenLeddy
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    Chicken Panang Curry Created by Dr.JenLeddy
  4. Schooter
    This was pretty good. I liked the flavor a lot better before adding the lime juice. I'd probably omit that next time. Like someone else mentioned this tastes quite a bit different than a thai restaurant panang curry.
  5. BreadMeister
    I was very impressed. The flavor was wonderful. I think next time I may use curry paste. I like the flavor of paste bettern than powder. We will be making this again and again. I added onion and red & orange bell peppers. I also used lime jest in place of the kaffir lime leaves. It was the most satisfying Thai disk I have made at home!

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