This is a simple and fast dinner option that is as healthy as it is delicious! You can make this dish using any vegetable ingredients that are in your fridge – such as broccoli, cauliflower and asparagus. We like to use the following veggies and herbs:
- Snap peas
- red pepper
- diced onion (not in the picture)
- jalapeno or serrano peppers
- green and yellow zucchini squash
- along with grated ginger, garlic, and chopped cilantro.
You will also need a couple of chicken breasts cut into small cubes, oil for cooking, coconut milk, red thai curry paste, and jasmine rice. Both the coconut and red thai curry paste can be found in the world food section of any grocery store (the lite coconut milk tastes just as good). Be sure to refrigerate your curry paste after opening the jar.
Start by getting your jasmine rice going — We read that it is a good idea to rise your rice several times until the rinse water runs clear in order to wash away the extra starch on the rice. Then using a large pan or wok heat about 3 tbsp of oil (peanut, olive, vege — whatever) and then add your cubed chicken to sizzle along with some salt and any other desired seasonings. After a couple minutes scoot the chicken around so that its cooking all over. Next add your chopped onions to cook with the chicken, followed by the garlic and ginger. After a couple minutes add about a Tbsp of the curry paste to start and then add more later if you want.
Next add your chopped veggies (hold tomato) to the mix and sautee with the chicken for about 5-10 minutes, stirring, and adding more oil if needed. Then slowly pour in your coconut milk and mix well. Let that simmer for another couple minutes. Try a spoonful of the curry and see if you like the seasonings – to add more curry paste just take a little scoop of the coconut milk broth and add more curry paste to it, mix, and add it back into the pan. At this time add the tomatoes (if you add them sooner they don’t taste as good)
Spoon the Red Thai Chicken Curry over a bowl of jasmine rice, top with cilantro, and enjoy! 🙂