Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Sticky Coconut Chicken

I can't believe I haven't blogged about this recipe before! This is hands down one of our family's favorite stir fry recipes. I love a traditional teriyaki over chicken and rice, but this sticky coconut sauce is so amazing you will want to drink it. It is a little spicy, a lot of sweet, and absolutely creamy and delicious! You can serve this over any combination of vegetables and/0r meat. Our favorite thing to do in the summer time (or anytime!) is skewer several different vegetables on shishkabob sticks and grill them over a hot grill. If you don't want to grill, or yours is covered in snow like ours has been lately, just place the vegetables on a greased cookie sheet and broil them until they are slightly tender, but not over cooked. You can cook the chicken anyway you would like, but I prefer to grill the chicken as well when able. Serve the cooked chicken and vegetables all over hot sticky rice and drizzle with sauce. Voila! Healthy and delicious! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do!

Sticky Coconut Chicken
Calrose or long rain rice, cooked
Vegetables--rinse and cut into 1 inch pieces:
Red bell pepper
Yellow & orange bell peppers
Green bell pepper
Fresh pineapple (or canned)
Meat--can marinate in some of the sticky sauce overnight or baste meat while grilling for more flavor:
Beef steak

Sticky Coconut Sauce:
1 T. fresh ginger, minced or grated
1 t. black pepper
1/4-1/2 t. red pepper flakes (depending how spicy you like it)
1/4 c. soy sauce
1 can coconut milk
3/4 c. rice vinegar
1 c. white sugar
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. cornstarch

In a saute pan, whisk together all of the ingredients except the coconut milk. Place over medium heat and simmer at a low boil until sauce begins to thicken. Once the sugar is dissolved and the sauce is beginning to thicken (this could take 8-10 minutes), add the coconut milk and continue to simmer until the sauce is thick and smooth. Serve the warm sauce over the meat, vegetables and rice.
Palm trees...aren't they beautiful? We have had fun on our annual vacation to Southern California. Blue sky and green palm trees are good for the soul ;)
Sticky Coconut Chicken...a MUST on our annual family vacation.

Look at this group? Dinner time becomes a crazy food fest. 19 kids and 12 adults. One kitchen. Need I say more? There is never a dull moment on this trip!1..2..3..Jump! California, we love you!


Callin and Kristen said...

This sounds amazing! Thanks for posting!

Shandra said...

I hope you love it ;) Thanks for your comment.

trena said...

I made the sticky coconut sauce and used it to put over rice and stir fry veggies--so tasty!! It was even good just with the sauce over some of the left over rice the next day. Thanks so much--you guys always have the best recipes!

Shandra said...

I am glad you enjoyed it. The sauce is scary-good, huh? SO yummy. It's also a great food storage would be great over all of that rice we have in our storage. Thus..the reason I have a year supply of coconut milk in my storage. It would be a sad day without that stuff ;) Thanks for your comment!

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