Thursday, March 6, 2008

Coconut and Basil Chicken ....

Donna Hay style!

I was not going to blog about this as we were having a pretty crappy evening last night and I have come down with this nasty cold, again; but, I just looked at the photos that L. took and I just had to tell you all about it! Not only is this dish incredibly easy to make but it is so tasty.

Just imagine it ..... Lightly seared chicken breast which have been seasoned with only salt and pepper, then you rip them to shreds while making this ultra creamy broth of ginger, lemongrass, garlic, coconut milk and fish stock (I used chicken stock, fish stock freaks me out!!!). When everything is cooked (only takes a mere 30 minutes) you ladle the broth over the shredded chicken and top with diced spicy peppers, Thai basil and Kaffir Lime leaves (I can not find them in the bay area) but we used zested lime instead. Oh my .. just thinking about it makes me hungry all over again! I served some simple brown rice along side it, just in case we needed a filler, but you really don't, the dish is plenty!

Here is the recipe ... more Donna Hay on the menu for tonight!

7 comments:

White On Rice Couple said...

This looks like comfort in a bowl and sorry about your cold!
We have a kaffir lime leaf tree and if you need any leaves, we'll send ya some!

Kevin said...

That coconut chicken does sound tasty!

Anita said...

oh man, this year's colds and 'flus have been merciless. you're the third person (other than me) I know who's gotten back-to-back illnesses. :(

Hope you feel better soon. Sending chicken-soup thoughts you way...

Lynnylu said...

This looks great and easy to prepare. Hope your cold is better.

Chez Denise et Laudalino said...

Thanks everyone for your well-wishing on this cold - I may have to throw down a couple of Anita's "hot toddy"
http://marriedwithdinner.com/2008/02/08/dotw-hot-toddy/
to try to get rid of it! URR! Have a great weekend, everyone!

Cakespy said...

Now THIS is healing food! Feel better!!

lekkercraft said...

Oh yummy - spicy coconut ANYTHING always sounds good.

I bought some dried kefir lime leaves from an Indian food store a couple months ago. I asked the woman there if there was much difference between those and fresh leaves and she said no. I just reconstituted them in some hot water and remove the middle stem, and they worked and tasted great.