What’s for dinner? This is a very popular question at our house every afternoon! More often than not, “I don’t know yet,” is the easiest response. It helps to avoid the moans and groans from those who may not love what is on the menu. It’s hard to please five different tastes.
We love trying new recipes and adapting them to our tastes. Recently, we have been trying to perfect our Thai curry recipe. We have foregone the supermarket chain ethnic product aisle and introduced ourselves to the Asian supermarkets in our city. It’s like a different world in there! More on that to come as we’ve decided that on our next visit we are going to see if someone will give us a tour so that we can determine what the out-of-the-American-ordinary products and ingredients are used for. At the very least, for now, we are comfortable purchasing our curry paste and coconut milk and kids’ soda. So after multiple attempts, my adorable husband finally documented our most recent Thai Green Curry Chicken recipe.
So, here’s what we made for dinner!
Thai Green Curry Chicken
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced into thin strips
2 Tbsp ginger, minced
1 Tbsp flour
1 tsp fish sauce
1 can coconut milk
green curry paste (start w/ 1 Tbsp then add more if you want it spicier!)
2 Tbsp sugar
1 c chicken broth
1 tsp salt
sliced veggies (we use what we have on hand….japanese eggplant, mushrooms, zucchini, carrots, baby bok choy, etc.)
2 chicken breasts sliced into very thin strips
several leaves of Thai basil, chopped
Heat the olive oil in a large pan (about 2 Tbsp, enough to go around the pan a couple of turns). Saute the garlic, about half of the green onion slices, and about half of the ginger for about 3-4 minutes. Add in the curry paste and stir to mix. Add in flour and cook for several minutes. Then add fish sauce, coconut milk, sugar, and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Add chicken strips, turn down the heat a little and cook until done. I think it takes about 6-8 minutes. Add in the veggies and cook until tender. Serve over rice.
All of our kids eat this and it’s a great way to disguise vegetables! The curry sauce is ridiculously tasty!!