{Basil Chicken with Coconut Curry Sauce}

This meal was wonderful! All three of my kids and husband loved it. If you like it more on the spicy side leave some of the Jalapeno seeds, I completely seeded mine and didn’t taste any heat. Yummy.

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon pepper
¼ teaspoon chili powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 tablespoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk (regular or light)
1/2 cup cream
1 tablespoon cornstarch
3-4 cups hot cooked rice

Cut chicken into 1-inch pieces. Place in medium bowl. Stir together curry, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and chili powder. Sprinkle over chicken, tossing to coat evenly. Cover and chill for 1 to 2 hours. In a stock pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.  Cook onion, basil, ginger, garlic and jalapeno, until onion is translucent. Add chicken and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook for 5-6 minutes until chicken is no longer pink.  Combine coconut milk, cream and cornstarch and whisk well to combine. Carefully add to skillet, whisking vigorously. Cook and stir until slightly thickened and bubbly. Simmer for an additional 5-10 minutes. Serve over hot rice.

Recipe Source: Lets Dish


2 thoughts

  1. I live on an Indian reservation and the closest good Indian food place is about two and half hours away. I get the craving for Indian food a lot and really appreciate your simple yet delicious recipe! I made ours without meat, but added lots of veggies. Turned out great and I seeded my pepper too and also didn't taste any spice. Thanks again!

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