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Chicken in Thai Red Curry
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Total Time: 25 min.
Preparation Time: 20 min.
Simmering Time: 5 min.

This quick curry owes a large part of its ease of preparation to the red curry paste (a paste made from red chili, onion, garlic, and spices). Its very HOT, so you might want to work your way up to a half tablespoon. I had a difficult time finding it, but finally found some at a local market (4 ounces for $2.79 by Thai Kitchen). I probably got ripped off, but was glad to finally find it. For a more "authentic" curry use fish sauce instead of soy sauce and (kaffir) lime leaves instead of lime juice.

1 can coconut milk - (14-ounce)
1/2 tablespoon red curry paste
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon lime juice
1/3 cup basil leaves - coarsely chopped
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 pound chicken breast halves - cut in 1" cubes
1/2 medium bell pepper - julienned
1 medium carrot - shredded
1 medium zucchini - shredded

In a medium saucepan, combine coconut milk and red curry paste. Bring to a low boil and let simmer for five minutes. Add soy sauce, brown sugar, and lime juice. Stir, let simmer for 5 more minutes. Add basil leaves; remove from heat.

In a large nonstick skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Season chicken cubes with salt and pepper. When oil is hot, add chicken. Cook until no longer pink in the middle (about 7 minutes). Add bell pepper, carrot, and zucchini. saute until the vegetables wilt. Add curry sauce to chicken mixture. Simmer for 5 minutes over low heat. Serve over rice.

Calories: 708 Calories From Fat: 58%
Protein: 58g Carbohydrate: 25g
Cholesterol: 154mg Sodium: 665mg

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