So my recent trip "around the world" (via the zoo) had me wanting to try something totally different for dinner last night to continue our world travels. I decided on a spicy chicken coconut curry.
It's a hearty, spicy but sweet meal that really isn't too difficult to put together. The hardest thing is letting it simmer long enough; it smells so good, it's hard to wait!
Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry
2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. spicy curry paste
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 (14 oz.) can lite coconut milk
1 (14 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
1/2 c. tomato sauce
3 Tbsp. sugar
salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add curry paste and stir constantly for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Add in chicken. Cook 7-9 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Pour coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar over chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste (I used 2 pinches of salt and 3-4 grinds of fresh pepper). Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour until sauce is reduced and thickened. Serve over rice.