Thai Chicken Curry and Coconut Rice

I was in the mood for That food yesterday, so I made it!

That’s how I work: I want something, I get it!

I wont write too much today, because it’s Friday and I’m in my “Friday lazy mood”. All I wanna do is wait for 6 pm, go back home, take a shower and get ready for dinner…I’m going to a new Japanese restaurant tonight. Can’t wait πŸ™‚

Ingredients (serves 3):

For the Chicken

  • 1 whole chicken breast (no skin, no bones), cut into bite-size
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp ginger, minced
  • 1/2 tsp maple syrup
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp tomato past
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 lime juice

For the Rice

  • 2 cups rice
  • 1-1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1- 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Let’s start by making the rice

I used my electric rice cooker, but you can use a normal pot.

Wash the rice untill water is clear

Pour in water and coconut milk and a pinch of salt

Turn on your rice cooker (if you are using a normal pot, turn on medium heat and bring it to a boil, lower the heat and let simmer with the lid on till the rice has almost absorbed all the liquid).

Now go ahead and make the chicken. This is all you need

In a skillet, heat onion and oil

saute onion until soft and lightly brown

Stir in minced ginger and garlic

Then add the curry powder, paprika and maple syrup. Continue stirring for 1 min.

Add the tomato paste

then the chopped chicken breast, stir gently

now pour in the yogurt

and the coconut milk

stir well and adjust with salt

Cover with a lid and let simmer for about 20 min

When the chicken is cooked, removed the lid and let boil for a few minutes so that water can evaporate and you can have a creamy, delicious sauce.

Squeeze in half lime juice, stir

By this point the rice should be ready. Remove it from the pot/rice cooker and place it in a bowl

Add a few tablespoon of chicken curry on top of a bed of rice

and enjoy πŸ™‚

One serving provides:

  • Calories: 228
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Carbohydrates: 12 g
  • Protein: 5 g

Have a great weekend!


– Dani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.