Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry

September/October 2010

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Thai flavors of coconut and basil come together in this fresh and spicy chicken and cabbage stir-fry. If your family prefers a milder meal, forgo the jalapeño. Serve with: Rice noodles and mango slices.

"Our family really loved this, and I have made it twice more since then! I agree that it's not really a stir fry OR a curry, but that's just semantics. It's a great dish, regardless of what you call it. Fabulous flavor and it comes...
Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry

17 Reviews for Saucy Coconut-Chicken Stir-Fry

Good but not exciting

I made this as a double batch because I needed leftovers. I didn't have quite enough napa cabbage, so I used 4cups of kale and 8cups of cabbage, and it worked well. I also made this vegetarian by using meatless chicken patties and soy sauce instead of fish sauce. I like spicy foods so I used one jalapeno and one habanero, but I didn't find the dish to have any spice at all. I would have also liked a little more coconut flavor, and I even subbed coconut oil for canola. Overall this recipe is good, but not too exciting. I served it with pink rice.

Very quick and easy
Saucy coconut and vegetarian "chicken" stir fry with kale and pink rice
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Anonymous wrote 2 years 27 weeks ago

I wonder sometimes about

I wonder sometimes about cooks who make major substitutions in a recipe and then pronounce it as "good but not exciting." I don't think it is fair to the person who shared the original recipe. Go ahead and make all of the substitutions you want but it doesn't turn out well, don't say you're disappointed in the recipe. Just my opinion.

Perfect blend of flavors!

I followed the recipe exactly as written and it turned out perfectly. The jalapeno was barely noticeable and not at all spicy in my opinion. I love the fresh flavors and how they all blend together perfectly without overpowering each other. I served this over brown rice rather than using rice noodles.

Flavorful, lots of fresh ingredients
Probably one of this site's best recipes

I have tried dozens of recipes from this site (I actually make one every single day) and this has actually been one of my favorite, if not my favorite. I didn't include any hot spice in it because I can't stand spicy food but I added a teaspoon of salt near the end and it couldn't have turned out more perfect. Wonderful blend for the tastebuds, chickeny, lemony, fishy, sweet, salty, crunchy, soupy, and the list goes on. 5 stars.

simple to make, cheap, fast, no need to prepare a side dish
Top dish

It is simple and delicious!!!!!!! perfect dish!

Perfect dish, good balance of flavours!

Used a couple of substitutions to use what I had on hand and it turned out GREAT.
What I changed:
-used frozen green beans instead of mushrooms and cabbage.
-used 1/4 c dried basil since I had no fresh basil on hand. -then, instead of sautéing raw chicken, I simply threw in leftover Thanksgiving turkey once everything was ready.
Turned out perfect :)


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