Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Chicken Braised in Coconut Milk with Sweet Potatoes and Rice

This 30 Minute Coconut Milk Braised Chicken with Sweet Potatoes and Rice is a fusion of Thai and Indian flavors. It’s the excellent bowl of warming remedy meals that’s also healthy…and so delicious. Quickly made on your on the spot pot (slow cooker, or at the stove) in only about 30 minutes. 


Made utilizing nice for us meals like excessive protein chicken, antioxidant-packed spices, candy potatoes, spinach, and creamy coconut milk. It’s cozy, creamy, a bit of spicy, and stuffed with vegetables. Finish every one bowl off with steamed rice and serve with recent naan. You’ll have the excellent wholesome chook curry that might be loved any nighttime time of the week. Bonus? The leftovers are even additional delicious the subsequent day.
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This is the very first publish of 2020…and the very first publish of a entire new decade too. I desire you all had a huge NYE and loved a laid again New Years’ Day. Our NYE day was low-key but very fun. We spent the afternoon gambling kickball within the snow, just what everybody wanted. At nighttime time I ended up making my Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower along with my Chicken Tikka Masala from the HBH Super Simple Cookbook. This was no longer what I had deliberate on making for NYE, nevertheless it was delicious and everybody pretty loved it.
Today I’m feeling so excited for the brand new yr and competent to soar proper into work. Anyone else feeling the same? Something about January 2nd is at all times so exciting. There’s a entire recent new yr ahead…kind of like a clean slate!
Today kicks off the begin of wholesome January 2020. If you missed it, I rounded up all my favorite wholesome recipes on Tuesday. But within the present day I’m sharing a brand new household favorite. I debated sharing a salad, but within the end, this just felt proper for today. This dish is so GOOD and it’s stuffed with wholesome meals too.
raw chook sitting in marinade earlier than cooking

the inspiration…

Like the bulk of HBH recipes, this was impressed by my family. I made this over Christmas damage simply due to the fact everyone, even my brothers, all take pleasure in a spiced chook curry. I needed the flavors to be reasonably of a combination among Thai and Indian and I needed the sauce to be tremendous creamy.
Most importantly, I needed to create a cozy, warming winter curry that was healthy, filling, and delicious. Quick and simple was a upper precedence as well!
I did some googling, seemed via previous HBH recipes, and ended up combining a number of HBH recipes to create this one. The outcome? An simple chook braised in coconut milk that’s delicious whilst served over rice…and with a edge of naan. Of course.
chicken cooking in on the spot pot

here is precisely tips on how you'll be able to make this…

For starters, this chook braised in coconut milk might be made within the on the spot pot, gradual cooker, or at the stove-top. I desire utilizing the on the spot pot, but the two technique is great. The on the spot pot just appears to at all times depart me with perfectly comfortable chook that’s by no means dry, plus it’s so easy.
The dish begins out merely by tossing the chook with lots of turmeric and flooring ginger that's vital to making a pretty flavorful chicken. Sear the chook to offer it even additional flavor. Then toss in a nice quantity of shallots and garlic, additional ginger, candy potatoes. and a contact of spices too. Stir this all together, then upload your broth and coconut milk.
chicken and herbs in on the spot pot
And then…the fish sauce. If you don’t take pleasure in fish sauce you'll be able to indeed use low sodium soy sauce or tamari, BUT I highly, exceptionally suggest giving the fish sauce a try. It’s my favourite Thai ingredient, it provides a actually savory, salty flavor. And even when you don’t take pleasure in fish, you’ll take pleasure in this sauce. Just be certain to no longer odor it, the odor isn’t the best, however the taste is good.
If utilizing the on the spot pot, lock the lid and permit it do its thing.
chicken, herbs and candy potatoes in on the spot pot
As this cooks, the aroma within the kitchen is pretty incredible. It’s virtually Indian like, but with a Thai twist.
Once executed cooking, all you have got to do is simmer the sauce down a little, then stir in a nice quantity of equally spinach and lime juice.
And that’s it. Simple. Simple.
I served my chook over steamed rice with some fresh naan for scooping up the creamy, coconutty sauce. If you desire to pass the additional mile, make some homemade chili oil, but change the garlic for shallots. it’s DELICIOUS spooned over upper the curry.
Alternately, you might serve the chook on its own or over brown rice for a entire grain option. Rice noodles would also be delicious.
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how are the leftovers?

I swear they style even higher here day. The flavors have time to mend and the sauce is solely additional intense. This would make for a huge lunch to pack up and take to work, or simply take pleasure within the leftovers for dinner. Either way, you’ll have an superb meal to take pleasure in no longer once, but twice…assuming you’re no longer serving additional than 4 people.
I can’t inform you how a lot I love this recipe. This curry is SO flavorful, SO filled with color, and stuffed with good for us ingredients. Yet it feels absolutely comforting with the candy potatoes, creamy coconut milk, and rice. The finest part, effectively apart from all of the deliciousness, is that this requires just one pot and is competent in only about 30 minutes. Perfect.
And with that, have a positive (healthy) begin to 2020!
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THE RECIPE

30 minute chook braised in coconut milk with candy potatoes and rice.

Key Ingredient: chicken
 prep time 15 minutes
 cook time 15 minutes
 total time 30 minutes
 servings 
 calories 495 kcal

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chook thighs or breasts
  • 1 tablespoon ground turmeric
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 3 tablespoons sesame oil or additional virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced or grated
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 1/4-1 teaspoon cayenne pepper, use additional or so much less to your taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped plus additional for serving
  • 1 medium candy potato, peeled and cut into 1 inch chunks (thicker is better)
  • 1-2 cups low sodium chook broth
  • 2 cups canned coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 cups fresh child spinach
  • juice of 2 limes
  • kosher salt
  • 2 cups cooked rice, for serving
  • chili oil, for serving (optional)
  • fresh Naan, for serving

INSTRUCTIONS

STOVE STOP

  1. 1. Toss the chook with the turmeric, ginger, and 1 tablespoon oil. Let sit 5 minutes.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a big Dutch oven or pot over medium-high heat. Add the chook and sear on equally facets till browned, about 2 minutes. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and cilantro, cook dinner 3 minutes, then toss within the candy potato.
    3. Reduce the warmth to low.  Add 1 cup broth, the coconut milk, and fish sauce. Partially disguise and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or till the chook is cooked through. If the sauce is merely too thick, upload additional broth. Stir within the spinach and lime juice. Season to style with salt.
    4. Serve the chook and sauce over rice. Top with recent cilantro and chili oil. Enjoy with naan.

INSTANT POT

  1. 1. Toss the chook with the turmeric, ginger, and 1 tablespoon oil. Let sit 5 minutes.
    2. Set the Instant Pot to sauté. Add 2 tablespoons oil and the chook to the on the spot pot and sear on equally facets till browned, about 2 minutes. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and cilantro, cook dinner 3 minutes, then toss within the candy potato. Turn the on the spot pot off. To the on the spot pot, upload 1 cup broth, the coconut milk, and fish sauce. Cover and cook dinner on excessive power for 8 minutes.
    3. Once executed cooking, use the herbal or quickly launch function. Set the Instant pot to sauté and deliver to a boil, boil 5 minutes or till the liquid reduces slightly. If the sauce is merely too thick, upload additional broth. Turn the on the spot pot off. Stir within the spinach and lime juice. Season to style with salt.
    4. Serve the chook and sauce over rice. Top with recent cilantro and chili oil. Enjoy with naan.

SLOW COOKER

  1. 1. Toss the chook with the turmeric, ginger, and 1 tablespoon oil. Let sit 5 minutes.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a big Dutch oven or pot set over medium-high heat. Add the chook and sear on equally facets till browned, about 2 minutes. Add the shallots, garlic, ginger, cayenne, and cilantro, cook dinner 3 minutes, then toss within the candy potato. Transfer the chook and potatoes to the gradual cooker. Add 1 cup broth, the coconut milk, and fish sauce. Cover the gradual cooker and cook dinner on low for 6-8 hours or on excessive for 3-4 hours.
    3. Remove the lid, cook dinner 30 minutes on excessive to thicken the sauce. Stir within the spinach and lime juice. Season to style with salt.
    4. Serve the chook and sauce over rice. Top with recent cilantro and chili oil. Enjoy with naan.
Chicken Braised in Coconut Milk with Sweet Potatoes and Rice
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Oleh