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Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Jan Gautro

Coconut Curried Chicken

Lush coconut milk and sultry green curry paste let you enjoy authentic Thai flavor in this quick entrée. You can use cooked, peeled, and deveined shrimp instead of chicken. Just add the shrimp at the end to heat it up.

Cooking Light SEPTEMBER 2004

  • Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 1/2 cups chicken mixture and 1/2 cup couscous)

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups water, divided
  • 2/3 cup uncooked couscous
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced ginger
  • 1 teaspoon green curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1 cup frozen green peas
  • 1/2 cup prechopped onion
  • 1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • Lime wedges (optional)

Preparation

Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Stir in couscous, and cover and remove from heat. Let stand 5 minutes. Fluff with a fork.

While couscous cooks, combine 1/2 cup water, coconut milk, and next 6 ingredients (through curry paste), stirring well with a whisk.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Add chicken to pan; cook 6 minutes or until done, turning once. Remove from pan; keep warm.

Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add peas, onion, and mushrooms; cook 3 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add coconut milk mixture and 1/4 teaspoon salt to pan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 1 minute. Add chicken and lime juice to pan; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Serve over couscous; garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 361
  • Calories from fat: 18%
  • Fat: 7.2g
  • Saturated fat: 2.6g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.2g
  • Protein: 34.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 38.1g
  • Fiber: 4.4g
  • Cholesterol: 66mg
  • Iron: 2.2mg
  • Sodium: 778mg
  • Calcium: 39mg
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