Thursday, March 27, 2014

Cilantro Lime Coconut Curry Chicken Stir Fry

This may seem a lot of work to make this dish but I promise it is not!   They are absolutely clean and healthy dish to have!  My kids and husband loved this dish and so would you!  Go and make this dish!  I dare you!

Cilantro Lime Coconut Curry Chicken Stir Fry Recipe

For the stir fry

 What you need:
~1 pound thin sliced boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut up into biting sizes.  See the picture  below where you will see chicken cut ups in the white bowl)
~1/4 to 1/3 cup of lime juice
~half bunch of cilantro, chopped
~1 bag of broccoli slaw
~3 heads of broccoli
~1 can of full fat coconut milk
~1/2 tsp of hot chili sauce
~1TBS of coconut oil
~1 to 2 tsp of fresh ginger, minced
~1 to 2 tsp of garlic, minced
~3 tsp of tapioca starch (if you don't have it, use gluten-free corn starch)
~1/3 cup of low sodium chicken broth
~2 TBS coconut curry powder

For the quinoa

What you need:
~1 cup of quinoa
~2 cups of low sodium chicken broth or water (I used chicken broth for taste)

Ingredients.  Not everything is in the picture, be sure to read the ingredients provided above the picture.

Start with quinoa first before you cook stir fry.

Direction for the quinoa:
Follow the instruction according to the quinoa box or bag.

Stir Fry

Place coconut oil into wok or a large deep skillet pan.  Heat it at medium-high.  Throw in garlic and ginger, and cook for a minute and don't let garlic burn.  Then add chicken and cook until cooked through. Then add a whole can of coconut milk, lime, coconut curry powder, hot chili sauce, vegetable broth, and tapioca starch.  Stir all that in very well.  Stir until the sauce gets a little bit thick.  If not, add more tapioca starch, more or less.  If it gets too thick, add more vegetable broth.  Do it a little bit at a time.  When the sauce gets thick enough to your liking and hot enough (soft boils) then add in broccoli and broccoli slaw into pan or wok and stir well.  Let it cook for about 5 minutes.  You do not want soggy vegetables.  Lastly, add fresh cilantro and some more of lime juice if you feel it needs some more.  Stir again.  
Enjoy your stir fry over quinoa or brown rice or rice noodles or by itself.

garlic and ginger cooked in coconut oil
lime juice
found in the bulk area at Central Market and Im sure whole food market sells some too or any other local food stores.
This is better than corn starch but it will do if you do not have any T.S.
hot chili sauce.  I wouldn't go more than 1/2 tsp.  coconut curry powder is spicy enough!
You can use any kind of broth.
Beautiful colors!
Add in cilantro at last.
It's ready!
They were heavenly delicious!  I had some the next day for my lunch without quinoa.  I do not consume dense carbohydrates at every meal or every day.  Few times a week is suffice.

Enjoy!   I hope you will like this dish!  It was exotic and spicy!  You can lessen the amount of spicy ingredients in this dish.

~Heavenly Delicious Recipes by Meli Emmons