January 4, 2011

Very Easy Unauthentic Thaiesque Chicken

This is one of my favorite and easy recipes for a yummy dinner.  It doesn't really have a name because it is a combination of a few different recipes that I have made for years.

It is super yummy.

The ingredients are

  • chicken thighs
  • chilli
  • 1 tin of coconut milk
  • a red onion
  • a bunch of coriander/some basil too if you have it
  • lime/lemon juice
  • brown sugar
  • fish sauce

Ingredients
First of all I chop the onion and fry it up.   After the onion has softened a little I add the chopped up chicken thighs.


Frying, Frying
Then I chop up the herbs and chilli.  A glass of wine is optional but personally I think it helps the chopping process considerably.

Chopping With SSB
Then I add half the chopped herbs, the chilli and the coconut milk to the pan.  I let it simmer for a while and then taste it and add lemon/lime juice, brown sugar and fish sauce according to taste.  I don't really know exact quantities but definitely only a splash of fish sauce.  Maybe roughly a dessertspoon of brown sugar and half a lemon/lime...  Play around until you are happy!

Simmering


When I am happy the chicken is completely cooked I serve it over steamed rice. I pop the extra herbs and some chilli on top.

The Finished Product

The Farmchildren won't eat this so it is one of the few occasions I happily serve them this for dinner.

Nuggets and Potato Gems

17 comments:

Semi Expat said...

MMMMMMMM Yum and Delish... Thanks for this - I love easy to cook but good looking dishes and I will follow every step of the recipe especially the glass of white wine. x

CRAP Mamma said...

Hey that looks great. When I saw what the ingredients were I wondered whether the Farmkiddies would eat it. Had to laugh when I saw your last photo - that's what my boys would have too lol!!!

Marion Williams-Bennett said...

I always feel daunted by anything with coconut milk, but must say this looks really delicious and fairly easy!

Love that Farmkiddies won't eat it - nuggets save the day (again!)

Lovely blog you have here!

MultipleMum said...

I definitely think the glass of wine is essential. Glad we are not the only ones with unadventurous children! Who would want nuggets and chips when they could have *that* culinary delight?

A Farmer's Wife said...

Semi-Expat - The wine helps a lot of course.

CRAP Mamma - I didn't want anyone to think I was an uber Mum who had trained her kids to have adventurous palates...

Marion - Thank you so much for visiting. It is a very easy recipe. (The thai chicken I mean, although the nuggets are not hard either!)

Multiple Mum - Glad we are in agreement on the wine. What is it about nuggets and chips that attracts kids? I wonder if it is the texture and very bland flavour?

Emma said...

mmmmm, looks and sounds delicious!

A Farmer's Wife said...

Thanks Emma.

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Ah the nuggets. Every mum's fallback position when they want to eat something interesting for dinner. This looks yum, and easy. Just like the title says.

Kymmie said...

Oh yum. I'm now seriously considering chilli chicken for breakfast! Oh, and how sad that your kidlets aren't appreciating your culinary flair??? Oh, by the way I'm now following. Your blog is delightful. xx

Maxabella said...

Yummy!!! I'm bookmarking this one. I love the glass of white ready and waiting by the herbs. So me. x

Felicity said...

You know my mouth literally watered as I read this.

Serendipitously I have all of these ingredients ready to go and a keen tween who wants to learn a new dish so...singalong with happy me- I feel like chicken tonight, like chicken tonight!

Felicity x

Lucy said...

We too resort to chicken nuggets (or fish fingers) when the lovely husband and I want to eat something a little spicier...although we have managed to intorduce Mexican food to the littlies - I suspect the taco chips have been the incentive!

A Farmer's Wife said...

Pink Fibro - Just occasionally everyone needs chicken nuggets in their life.

Kymmie - Thanks for following. I hope you do make the recipe at some point. It is super yummy. I am working on the kids.

Maxabella - Wine helps herbs get chopped well. Hope you enjoy the recipe.

Felicity - Yay - the cooking gods want you to have this for dinner.

Lucy - Fish fingers also have a permanent place in my freezer. Thank you for your comment.

therhythmmethod said...

YUM!! Looks delicious, especially with a glass of wine beforehand!!

A Farmer's Wife said...

therhythmmethod - It is pretty delicious, I am probably a bit biased though.

Felicity said...

Well, we finally got around to enjoying this meal and enjoy it we did!
Cpt. V said over and over "I'm loving this meal!" as we ate it and The Gifts liked it too [although I may have overdone it putting in two birdseye chillis -oops, my fingers are still burning!].

The best thing is that everything was either in my fridge, pantry or garden so I think we be having some unauthentic Thai again soon.

Thank you,

Felicity x

A Farmer's Wife said...

Felicity - Thanks so much for the feedback! The Farmer would have loved that many chillies. I often just cut up a fresh one and sprinkle a few bits over his instead....