Paleo Thai Chicken Basil CurryFree Paleo Recipe #3

Holy freakazoids, you are in for a real treat here. There’s not a lot of things I like better than Star Wars, but damn…

So here’s another original recipe for some phenomenal Thai basil chicken in a coconut curry. Being Paleo is bomb.

But you don’t have to be Paleo to appreciate this.

Here’s what we need – serves 2-4:

  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 5 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
  • 4 garlic cloves chopped
  • 1/2 yellow onion diced
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 1/2 cup of fresh Thai basil
  • cilantro
  • 1-2 tsp coconut oil
  • salt
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • 2 large carrots chopped (or like 10 baby carrots)
  • 1/2 head of cauliflower
  • 1/2  can (small) of water chestnuts
  • lime

Try not to replace the Thai basil with Italian basil. The Thai has a sweet licorice flavor that is a must for this dish.

Now let’s get down to business:

browning chicken cubesCut chicken into bite sized chunks
Put 1-2 tsp of coconut oil in a large frying pan
Brown the chicken and add salt to taste midway through browning.

And BAM – that chicken is a good enough meal on it’s own.  Steal a quick little nibble for yourself, quick, before someone sees.

 

Start steaming the cauliflower for about 10 minutes. You want it to get a little mushy so it mashes easily with a fork.

cooking thai basil curry - paleoNow add:

  • garlic
  • peppers
  • onion

Cook just a couple minutes then add:

  • light coconut milk
  • curry
  • all spice
  • water chestnuts
  • carrots

Bring to a boil then reduce heat to medium-low to reduce and thicken curry sauce – about 15 minutes.  Stir occasionally.

Dash some salt. Taste as you cook – keep in mind as it reduces, the flavors become stronger.

You can add a 1/4 cup of stupid water if your wife bitches about it not being “saucy” enough – I just like it a little thicker… or add the water if it reduces too quickly and you want the veggies to cook a little longer. I admit this worked out very well on this round.

 

cooking thai basil curry - paleoAdd the rough chopped basil at the very end let it cook in for a couple minutes – save a little basil to top the dish with.

Mash up the cauliflower with a fork in a bowl, it will act like a bed of rice.

Scoop the chicken curry on to cauliflower.

Top with fresh cilantro, Thai basil, and squeeze a 1/4 lime on top.

I am really excited to hear from you when trying this. Leave a comment!

-Adam

 

 

frech basil and cilantro fresh cut serrano bed of cauliflower instead of rice