Thursday, 14 March 2013

Thai Chicken with Lime & Coconut (Delia Smith)

It's hard to resist Thai food that doesn't have a complicated list of ingredients yet promises to taste good. When I first saw this recipe, I imagined a curry dish that is bursting with the taste of lime and coconut juice. This Delia Smith recipe has lived up to its promises. 




The chicken pieces are first marinaded in lime juice and zest before simmered in coconut juice. The succulent pieces of meat were bursting with the lovely flavours of lime and the herbs (coriander and spring onions). The sauce was mildly spicy and delicious - it reminded me of the Thai Green Curry in the restaurants. 



This is for Cook like a Star, Delia Smith blog hop event, hosted by Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Baby Sumo from Eat your heart out and Mich from Piece of Cake. Grab the HTML Code for the event here.



This is for Herbs on Saturday hosted by London Busy Body.

This is for Javelin Warrior's Made with Love Mondays.

Thai Chicken with Lime and Coconut (Serves 4)
A Delia Smith Recipe

Ingredients
  • 400 g essential chicken breast chunks
  • Grated zest and juice of 2 large limes
  • 160 ml Coconut Cream (I used a combination of low fat coconut milk and low fat milk)
  • 1 dessertspoon groundnut oil
  • 1 Green Chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • ¾ tablespoon Thai fish sauce
  • 20 g pack fresh coriander, stalks removed
  • 4 spring onions, cut into 2.5 cm shreds, including the green parts
Method
  • First of all, cut any larger pieces of chicken in half so that they are bite size, and place them in a bowl with the lime juice and zest. Stir well and leave them to marinate for at least an hour but longer if you have time.
  • Drain the chicken in a sieve, reserving the marinade, then heat the oil in the sauté pan or a wok over a high heat, add the chicken pieces and stir-fry for 3 minutes, until they’re golden.
  • Then add the chilli, stir-fry for 1 more minute, and add the lime marinade, coconut cream, fish sauce and half the coriander and spring onions. Cook for another 1–2 minutes, then serve spooned over the rice with the remaining coriander and spring onions sprinkled over.

31 comments:

  1. Hi Mich,

    Lena, Joyce and I were chatting about buying a good Thai cooking book... After seeing this restaurant-style Thai chicken, I don't think I need a Thai cooking book now. This Delia's recipe seems really good.

    Zoe

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  2. Hi Mich
    This Thai chicken sure looks good and flavourful.

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  3. Hi Mich, this sounds so easy, none of the other essential ingredients like lemongrass, galangal etc etc. will definitely try this soon, been craving for some thai food lately.

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  4. Mich,
    Your Thai dish sure looks very flavorful!
    mui

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  5. Delicious bowl of chicken! Thai food is one of my favourite cuisine!

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  6. Mmmm... I'm drooling now, looks sooo delicious!!!

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  7. I've been eyeing her Pad Thai recipe :D Love this easy yet flavorful dish !

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  8. Your Thai Chicken looks so delicious, must cook more rice lor!

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  9. Simple ingredients but looks so good, Mich!

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  10. Love the combination of flavors here, Mich - the chicken with the lime and the heat of the chile. This sounds delicious. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  11. The dish looks delicious..

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  12. Mich, good pick of Delia's recipe, I like this dish too by just looking at your pictures. I made something 2 days ago & would like to dedicate the posting to you. But by looking at my tomato cooking list, I still have to wait for a more week only then I will post it. It's bean, it's healthy & it's all about your target to achieve for this year, have a good weekend!

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  13. looks delicious!! and lime and spice...YUM!!!!
    I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.
    thanks for the recipe!

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  14. Very appetizing & flavorful dish! Great with steaming rice! YUM!

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  15. Perfect fresh flavours Mich :) This looks awesome. I think I'de do snowpeas and green beans in place of the chicken.

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  16. Sound yummy, I need a lot of rice to go with this curry!

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  17. Ooooh.....love curry with coconut milk. I need more rice with this lovely dish. I love Thai food, too!

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  18. Mich, this is the dish that I always cook and is the one on the other side of my print out that I mentioned in my roast pork post!

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  19. love thai food, this must be tangy and creamy at the same time. Delicious!

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  20. Thai food can never go wrong for me!

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  21. Yum! Sounds so tasty. Thanks for entering Herbs on Saturday this month.

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  22. I love simple Thai food - this sounds like a great dish full of flavor =)

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  23. Mich, I guess this recipe is real yummy as I see a few bloggers are fond of Delia Smith's recipes. That must be one good cook book. Your dish looks super yummy.

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  24. I need more Thai food in my life. The gravy must be awesome!

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  25. I always enjoy Thai food and flavors so I know I'd like this dish!

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  26. Thai flavors are a big hit in my family. What is groundnut oil.Can I use coconut oil? Gorgeous little dish.

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    1. Hi Bam you can use any type of oil...

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  27. I like the idea of marinating the chicken in lime before cooking. You can't beat a good Thai Green curry and it looks as if Delia has provided a great recipe.

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  28. Yummy this looks fab and reminds me of a fish curry I make which I accidentally poured far too much fish sauce into last time I made it! Hadn't realised it was so salty.

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  29. Hmmm I can almost smell the nice Thai aroma. I love Thai food and chicken with coconut flavor is so good!

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