This Coconut Curry Chicken recipe is a version of a Malaysian rendang – a method of simmering large pieces of meat in coconut milk over many hours. In using a smaller cut of boneless skinless chicken, you can achieve the same tender bite and delicious flavor, with much less time without sacrificing the flavors.
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We enjoyed a few of these meals already and it has been so fun to include my kids and husband into cooking them. Always fun to see any skill level cook a tasty meal at home without breaking the bank. You pay for the convenience and not the lack of flavor. We have tried the taco meal kit last night and today we did this Coconut Curry Chicken meal kit and it was so tasty. So if your time is limited, but you still want to enjoy a home cooked meal, this is for you.
I am adding the recipe that came with the kit so you can see the ingredients and instructions if you want to recreate it at home after you buy your kit and need more inspiration. Can’t wait to hear what you think. I can’t wait to try them all. Sometimes busy lives deserve a good healthy meal and I am all for saving some time in the kitchen some days. Plus if my husband or kids can cook this… win win for this busy mama.
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Here are some of the other meal kits available that I am excited to try next :
CITRUS GARLIC CHICKEN SAUTE with Fettuccini + Parmesan Crumbles .
HOISIN BRAISED TOFU with Stir-Fried Bok Choy + Rice.
SHRIMP + CARROT STIR FRY over Scallion Pancakes.
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COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN
Coconut Curry Chicken with lemongrass chutney, toasted rice and green beans is a tasty version of a Malaysian rendang - a method of simmering large pieces of meat in coconut milk over many hours. This is done in under 30 minutes and tasted delicious.
- 12 oz boneless, skinless chicken thighs
- 1/4 cup coconut milk
- 3 tbsp lemongrass concentrate (comes with kit)
- 1 large lime, cut in half
- 2 tbsp brown sugar
- 1 cup diced yellow onion
- 1/4 tsp sea salt + a pinch more for finishing
- 1 tbsp vegetable or olive oil
- pinch cinnamon
- 1 1/2 tbsp sea salt & black pepper butter (comes with kit)
- 4 oz trimmed green beans
- 1 1/2 cups cooked basmati rice
Slice lime in half, cut one half into wedges and set aside for garnish later. In a medium mixing bowl, combine juice from half the lime, cinnamon, lemongrass, coconut milk, brown sugar, ¼ tsp. salt and ¼ tsp. pepper. Stir well to combine and add chicken. Heat skillet over medium-high heat with 1 Tbsp. oil. Allow chicken to marinate while skillet is heating. Add chicken to skillet, reserving marinade, and sear on 1 side for 3 minutes, then flip.
Add onions to skillet around chicken, along with half the butter (reserving other half for green beans) and cook for 2 minutes. Add reserved marinade to skillet. Cook until most of the moisture has left the pan and the coconut curry forms a saucy paste around the chicken, about 10-12 minutes. Ensure chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F.
SAUTÉ RICE + GREEN BEANS
While chicken is simmering, heat second skillet over medium-high heat with remaining butter. Once butter foams and slightly browns, add green beans and sauté for 2 minutes. Add rice to skillet and cook until hot, about 2-3 minutes.
Portion green beans and rice mixture between two plates and spoon coconut curry chicken over top. Garnish with lime wedges.
Coconut Milk: Coconut milk gets its creamy texture and rich flavor from the oil contained in a coconut's flesh. This special oil is the key to coconut milk's ability to help crisp and flavor dishes while cooking. Just as milk and cream separate, coconut cream will rise to the top of coconut milk. Make sure to shake coconut milk well before use to re-combine, unless your recipe calls for coconut cream, then just skim the cream off the top!
KITCHEN TOOLS NEEDED :
- 2 10-12″ Skillet
- Medium Mixing Bowl
- Cooking Tongs
- Cutting Board
- Wooden Spoon
- Meat Thermometer
- Measruing Spoons
- Pantry Staples:
- 1 Tbsp. Vegetable Oil (or Canola Oil)
- Kosher or Sea Salt
- Freshly Ground Black Pepper
DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?
If you give my COCONUT CURRY CHICKEN a try? Let me know what you think. Leave a comment and don’t forget to take a picture and share it and tag it with #lenaskitchenblog on Instagram! I love seeing what you create.
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