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Chicken and Vegetables with Coconut Lime Peanut Sauce

by Angela (follow)
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A quick and delicious Thai chicken that will make them go back for seconds.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes
Makes: 6 generous servings with rice noodles or rice.



adding the beans to chicken mixture


Ingredients

Sauce
1/2 cup light unsweetened coconut milk
1/2 cup natural peanut butter (can use a regular peanut butter, just adjust recipe according to sweetness)
1 tbs Thai red curry paste (add more if you like it spicy)
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp soy sauce (gluten free used)
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp sesame oil
Pinch of cracked black pepper
Pinch of cinnamon
Pinch of cayenne pepper
Honey to taste

Chicken
750 grams chicken breast, cubed
1 medium onion, diced
2-3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tsp sesame oil
1 bunch of asparagus spears, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 capsicum, cubed
120 grams mushrooms, sliced
1 handful of fresh beans, halved

Garnish
2 spring onions, sliced
A sprinkle of desiccated coconut per serve
Other garnishes include coriander and chopped peanuts.

Serve with Vermicelli rice noodles or rice.

Method
Dice chicken and slice vegetables
In a medium bowl whisk together the coconut milk, peanut butter, curry paste, lime juice, soy sauce, fish sauce, sesame oil, pepper, cinnamon, and cayenne pepper.
Add honey to taste, this may be left out if using a sweet peanut butter. Set aside.



finished sauce


finished sauce


Prepare vermicelli noodles or rice for serving
Heat sesame oil in a large non stick pan or wok on medium high heat.
Add the onion and garlic, cooking until softened.
Add chicken to pan and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 10 minutes, make sure you stir every now and then to allow for even cooking.



adding the beans to chicken mixture


Add beans once chicken is cooked to allow them to cook slightly.



adding the beans to chicken mixture


Stir the sauce into the chicken mixture, partly cover and simmer for 5 minutes.
Add the asparagus, capsicum and mushrooms, allow them to cook to your liking.



adding the beans to chicken mixture


Serve on a bed of vermicelli noodles or rice.
Garnish with spring onion and a sprinkle of coconut. Other garnishes can be added at this point.



finished sauce



Categories
#Gluten Free
#Thai
#Chicken
#Coconut
#Peanut
#Lime
#Rice Noodles
#Simple
#Easy
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I just made this and Im really sorry but it's the worst thing I have ever cooked! It was very salty and over powering. My husband was trying to be nice and finish his serve and even he left half, which is very unusual.
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