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Thai-Style Coconut Chicken

Exotic Thai-style coconut chicken features fresh lemongrass, chili peppers, and of course coconut milk! Equal parts sweet, savory, and spicy, this dish is definitely different from anything you’ve ever tasted!

CUISINES: Thai
LEVEL: EASY
SERVING: 2 People
TIME: 30 min
INGREDIENTS:
  • 3 pieces chicken breast
  • 1 tsp ground salt 【Chicken Marinade】
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil
  • 1 half onion
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 4 small Thai green chilies
  • 4 medium dried red chili peppers
  • ¼ cup white wine
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • ½ cup green peas
  • cup fresh cilantro
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
DIRECTIONS:
Step 1
Step 1
Step 1
Score the chicken breasts.
Step 2
Step 2
Step 2
Season with salt on both sides.
Step 3
Step 3
Step 3
Pan fry chicken breast over high heat.
Step 4
Step 4
Step 4
Meanwhile, dice onion, ginger, lemongrass and green chili.
Step 5
Step 5
Step 5
After a few minutes, turn the breasts over to cook the other side.
Step 6
Step 6
Step 6
Remove the chicken, add some oil into the same pan, and stir-fry dried red chili with the diced aromatics from step 2.
Step 7
Step 7
Step 7
Add cooking wine, flambé.
Step 8
Step 8
Step 8
Stir in coconut milk, chicken broth, fish sauce and season with salt and black pepper to taste. Bring the sauce to a boil, then turn down the heat to low and simmer for another 6-8 minutes.
Step 9
Step 9
Step 9
Place the chicken breasts back into the pan and add in green peas and cilantro. Cook for 4-5 minutes.
Step 10
Step 10
Step 10
Squeeze in fresh lemon juice, and cook until the sauce has reduced a bit.
Step 11
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Step 11
Serve immediately.