Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Chicken, and Veggies in Coconut-Curry Sauce

This probably came the closest to what restaurant curry sans heat tastes like that we have had.  Creamy, not very sweet, and good.  I have no idea if it was easy.  We had because D was using left over cashews, that we had. 

I would have again.

Chicken, and Veggies in Coconut-Curry Sauce

Yield: Makes 4 to 6 servings
Cook time:10 Minutes
Prep time:17 Minutes

1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
2 teaspoons curry powder
Photo by: Photo: Jennifer Davick;
Styling: Linda Hirst
1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
3 tablespoons peanut oil or canola oil, divided (used PAM)
1 pound boneless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 pound small green beans
1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
1/4 cup fresh basil leaves, slivered
3/4 cup whole, salted cashews, toasted
Hot cooked rice (not included in NI)
Sriracha (not included in NI)
Garnish: fresh basil leaves (not included in NI)

1. Whisk together first 5 ingredients in a small bowl; set aside.

2. Heat wok over high heat until a few drops of water evaporate immediately. Swirl 2 tablespoons oil in pan to coat. (If using a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.) Add chicken, and cook 2 to 3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Remove from pan; cover and keep warm.

3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in wok over high heat (medium-high, if using a nonstick skillet). Add bell pepper, green beans, and ginger; stir-fry 3 to 4 minutes.

4. Whisk reserved sauce mixture, and add to wok with vegetables. Cook 1 minute or until sauce thickens. Stir in slivered basil and reserved chicken. Sprinkle with cashews; serve with hot cooked rice and sriracha. Garnish, if desired.

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Nutritional Information (from MyFitnessPal)
Calories: 488; Carbs: 17; Fat: 30; Protein: 35; Sodium: 338; Fiber:3

Ingredients Used
Chaokoh - Coconut Milk, 1 container (1 7/10 cup (80 g) ea.): Calories: 750
Spices - Curry powder, 2 tsp: Calories: 13
Argo - Cornstarch, 1 tbsp (8 g): Calories: 30
Light Brown Sugar - Kroger, 1 tablespoon: Calories: 45
Spice - Coarse Kosher Salt, 1/2 teaspoon: Calories: 0
Fresh - Bell Pepper, Red - Large, 0.5 pepper: Calories: 26
Frozen - Green Beans, 1 cup: Calories: 33
Ginger root - Raw, 3 tsp: Calories: 5
Spices - Basil, fresh, 8 tbsp: Calories: 6
Cashews - Raw Cashews, 3 oz.: Calories: 480
Condiment - Pam "olive Oil", 5 second spray: Calories: 45
Raw, Boneless, Skinless - Chicken Breast, 16 ounces (112g): Calories: 520

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