Mexi-Thai Chicken Casserole

"This casserole has a mix between Mexican and Asian flavors! The sauce mixture can be doubled if you are using more chicken pieces. Feel free to add in other ingredients too!"
photo by rpgaymer photo by rpgaymer
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photo by Pam-I-Am photo by Pam-I-Am
photo by Pam-I-Am photo by Pam-I-Am
Ready In:
1hr 25mins




  • Set oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat oil in a skillet.
  • In a shallow bowl mix together the flour, salt and pepper.
  • LIGHTLY coat the chicken legs and thighs in the flour (shake off any excess flour, the chicken should only be very lightly coated!) brown in hot oil on both sides (about 8 minutes per side) transfer to a casserole dish.
  • Add in onion and garlic; saute until tender (about 5 minutes).
  • Stir in coriander, cumin, ginger, chili sauce, soy sauce and peanut butter; stir for 1 minute.
  • Add in coconut milk; stir to blend and simmer for 2 minutes.
  • Pour the sauce over the chicken in the casserole.
  • Cover with foil and cook for 25 minutes.
  • Uncover and continue cooking for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and tender.
  • Just before serving add in the grated lime zest.
  • Serve with cooked rice.

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  1. rpgaymer
    What a neat fusion dish! I did change this around a bit though, and turned the dish into a curry. I used diced chicken breast, and added green beans to make it more of a complete meal. I first browned the chicken, removed them, then in the same saucepan I simmered the coconut milk and sauce ingredients for for about 20 minutes. I then threw in the chicken and green beans and cooked until done. This turned out to be a great curry, not unlike a Thai mole sauce! [Made & Reviewed for BEST OF 2012]
  2. Chicagoland Chef du
    This recipe gets 5 stars from 5 diners = 25 stars! We are HUGE fans of Thai cuisine. This is very similar in taste to chicken satay. We really enjoyed the flavors. I followed the recipe to a T, I used boneless thighs and breasts, next time I will use all all breasts. At serving I topped with sliced green scallions. I think chopped cilantro would put this over the top! This was EZ and very tasty. Thanks Kitten!
  3. Taste Tester
    Soooooo good. No leftovers. Top notch recipe.
  4. Nicole F.
    Oh wow! This was so good. I was looking for a way to use up some coconut milk from a different recipe and I am so glad I found this one. I used a couple of large chicken breasts, and cooked everything in the enameled cast iron saucepan that I made the sauce in. Easy, delicious and addictive. I'll definitely make this again.
  5. kewlbreezes
    The flavors in this recipe come together in an astounding way. Made it for the first time tonight and wish I'd made a double batch!



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