Adventures in the kitchen: Asian-inspired chicken

Easy Asian style coconut chicken - NZ Muse

This one ‘ere’s loosely based on a dish I spotted over on Hungry and Frozen (who has a cookbook deal in the works, hurrah!)

1 large chicken breast / 2 small
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon cumin
1 teaspoon garam masala
1 tablespoon sambal oelek (or something else chilli-ish)
1 onion, sliced
1 capsicum, sliced
1 handful of desiccated coconut
Juice and zest of a lime (about 2 tablespoons juice)
Vegetable oil

Mix up all the spices, lime juice and a dash of vegetable oil in a bowl. Toss the chicken in the mixture until coated.

Fry the sliced onion and capsicum in a little oil for a couple of minutes.

Add the chicken and more oil as needed. Cook through, then mix in the coconut.

Serve over a bowl of white rice.

Frugal factor: reasonable. Really depends on what kind of pantry staples you keep. I basically already had everything I needed.

3 thoughts on “Adventures in the kitchen: Asian-inspired chicken

  • Reply fromshoppingtosaving June 27, 2012 at 06:01

    Mmmmmmm sounds good…especially the coconut!!!!

  • Reply DebtsnTaxes June 27, 2012 at 05:07

    That looks pretty tasty! I might have to try it, but may leave the coconut out. Not a huge fan of that but the rest sounds good.

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