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Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce April 16, 2011

Filed under: Better Homes and Gardens — kariryerson @ 3:12 pm

This dish was amazing. I left in all the seeds and veins so I broke a sweat while eating it (I like spicy food not for some reason). It was simple to put together and would work with pork or beef as well. I got this dish from Better Homes and Gardens.


  • 2 tsp  curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp  cracked black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp  salt
  • 1/4 tsp  chili powder
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tbsp  olive oil
  • 1/2 of a large  red onion, cut into thin wedges (1 cup)
  • 2 fresh jalapeno chile peppers, seeded and finely chopped
  • 5 cloves  garlic, minced
  • 13.5- or 14 oz  can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp  cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp  snipped fresh basil
  • 1 tsp  grated fresh ginger
  • 3 cups  hot cooked rice


In a medium bowl combine curry powder, black pepper, 1/4 teaspoon of the salt, and the chili powder. Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Add to spice mixture in bowl; toss to coat. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours to allow spices to penetrate meat.

Pour oil into a wok or large nonstick skillet; heat over medium-high heat. Add onion, jalapeno peppers, and garlic to wok; cook and stir about 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove onion mixture from wok. Add half of the chicken to wok. Cook and stir for 4 to 6 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from wok. Repeat with remaining chicken.

Stir together coconut milk, cornstarch, and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt until smooth. Carefully add to wok. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Return chicken and the onion mixture to wok. Stir in basil and ginger. Cook and stir about 2 minutes or until heated through. Serve over hot rice. Makes 4 servings.


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