Thai Red Curry Chicken

recipe
We packed this classic curry dish with fresh vegetables and used light coconut milk to cut some of the fat. Boil-in-bag jasmine rice saves you time while still providing jasmine rice's signature aroma and moist, tender texture.

Yield:

5 servings (serving size: 1 cup chicken mixture and 1/2 cup rice)

Recipe from

Oxmoor House

Recipe Time

Prep: 20 Minutes
Cook: 26 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 245
Caloriesfromfat 25 %
Fat 6.7 g
Satfat 4 g
Protein 24.2 g
Carbohydrate 23.8 g
Fiber 1.6 g
Cholesterol 53 mg
Iron 1.5 mg
Sodium 449 mg
Calcium 30 mg

Ingredients

2 (3.5-ounce) bags boil-in-bag jasmine rice
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (about 1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1 cup grape tomatoes
1 teaspoon grated peeled fresh ginger
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
1 teaspoon red curry paste (such as Thai Kitchen)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
12 fresh basil leaves, torn
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 tablespoon water
5 lime wedges

Preparation

1. Cook rice according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Set aside 2 1/2 cups hot cooked rice. Reserve remaining 1/2 cup rice for another use.

2. While rice cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; sauté 8 minutes or until done. Remove chicken from pan; set chicken aside.

3. Add onion and next 6 ingredients to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until vegetables are tender.

4. Combine coconut milk and curry paste, stirring with a whisk until smooth; add to vegetable mixture. Add chicken, lime juice, basil, and chopped cilantro. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes.

5. Combine cornstarch and water in a small bowl; add to chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook 1 minute or until slightly thickened, stirring constantly. Serve over hot cooked jasmine rice. Squeeze a lime wedge over each serving.