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We all are on a time frame when it comes to cooking these days but the last thing we want to do is go through the nasty Mcdonalds drive-thru.

I had some time in the kitchen today and really wanted to create a new dish that was healthy, quick and yummy and I came up with this awesome dish. Coconut Curry Chicken. It takes about 45 min to prep and cook (the prep takes the longest) but if you have a partner you can knock it out in 20 minutes. The flavor is fantastic and the best part is that it’s super healthy and guilt-free!

Here you go….

First you will need

1 TBSP vegetable oil (I used sesame oil)

1 LB bone less, skin less chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces

1 TSP grated gingerroot (I just got the ginger root in the spices section, much easier and it’s powdered form)

2 TSP grated lime peel (I just got a lime and used a cheese grater)

1 clove garlic finely chopped

2 fresh serrano chilies or 1 jalapeno chili seeded and finely chopped

1/4 c finely chopped fresh cilantro

1 can coconut milk (I got the lite)

1 TSP packed brown sugar

1 TSP salt

1/2 TSP soy sauce (I got the organic, light. No MSG and other fillers)

1.5 c sugar snap pea pods

1 medium green bell pepper cut into 1-inch cubes (get an organic pepper. the conventional are very high in pesticides)

1 medium tomato chopped

1 TBSP chopped fresh basil leaves

Hot cooked jasmine rice (I found some in a packet you can toss in the microwave that cooks in 2 minutes)

In nonstick wok or 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over high heat. Add chicken and cook until there is no longer a pink center. Add lime peel, gingerroot, garlic, chilies and cilantro, stir fry for 1 min or so.

photo-300x225Lime peel, ginger root, garlic, chilies and cilantro chopped.

photo-1-300x225Chicken cooking

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Then I poured the coconut milk in with the chicken and stirred the brown sugar, salt, soy sauce, pea pods and bell pepper. I reduced the heat to medium and simmered uncovered for about 3-5 minutes until the veggies were crisp and tender and stirred in the tomato last.

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photo-51-300x300Heat the jasmine rice in the microwave and serve with the chicken in large bowls and add the fresh basil on top for a delish meal!! Bon Appetit!