There’s a good possibility that this meal has nothing to do with Thai food, but that is the name it has adopted in my household since its creation. I have no idea where this recipe came from, probably my dad bored in the kitchen after an outing at the Asian market. What I do know is that this has proven to be a crowd pleaser for anyone that enjoys any sort of heat.
I’ve been putting off making this dish because I wasn’t sure if it was possible to take a decent picture without making it look like baby food piled on top of some rice. It still might look like baby food, but at least it looks like appetizing baby food… close enough.
To the chicken!
First step was to cook everything… chicken, peppers, onions, and garlic. While the chicken was cooking I got the sauce ready by mixing together coconut milk, lemon juice, fish sauce, brown sugar, chili paste, ginger, and probably some more stuff… look below.
Once the chicken was cooked thoroughly I added the sauce to the pan and brought it to a simmer. The sauce thickened a little bit on its own, but a cornstarch slurry was needed to give it a speed boost (I was hungry).
As always, it was eaten in mass quantity over Basmati rice.
Chicken and veggies over rice smothered in a spicy coconut milk based sauce. This is more of a template than a recipe, mix and match with different ingredients/amounts to tweak to your taste buds.
Cook chicken, peppers, onions, and garlic with a little vegetable oil in a pan over medium high heat. Stir occasionally and continue until chicken is cooked through.
Combine coconut milk, lemon juice, fish sauce, brown sguar, red curry paste, ginger, salt, and pepper in a bowl. Mix well. Once chicken is cooked, pour sauce into pan and bring to a simmer.
Continue cooking until sauce has reached desired consistency. Once hot and still not thickened to perfection, use this to hasten the process.
Cook rice according to instructions on bag, box, carton, sack, or however you buy it.
Serve chicken, veggies, and sauce over rice.
The more veggies the better, add some broccoli, red peppers, hot peppers, pea pods, etc... if you have them.