Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce

Title: Basil Chicken in Coconut-Curry Sauce
Categories: Better home, Prize teste, 1997 winner
Yield: 4 Servings

4 Chicken breast halves;
-skinless, boneless, 1 lb.
1/2 ts Ground cardamom
1/2 ts Ground cinnamon
1/2 ts Ground cloves
1/2 ts Ground coriander
1/2 ts Ground cumin
Cracked black pepper
1/4 ts Ground turmeric
1/4 ts Chili powder
1 lg Red onion; chopped
5 Cloves garlic; minced
2 Jalapeno pepper; seeded,
-finely chopped
1 tb Olive oil
14 oz Unsweetened coconut milk
2 ts Cornstarch
3 tb Fresh basil; snipped
1 tb Gingerroot; finely chopped
Hot cooked rice
Fresh basil

Rinse chicken; pat dry; cut in 1″ pieces. Place in a medium bowl. In a
small bowl stir together spices (cardamom to chili powder). Sprinkle over
chicken; toss to coat. Cover and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes
or I the refrigerator 1-2 hours. In a large nonstick wok or skillet cook
and stir onion, garlic and jalapeno peppers in hot oil over medium-heat 2
minutes. Remove onion mixture. Add half the chicken to the wok. Cook and
stir 2-3 minutes or until chicken is tender and no pink remains. Remove
chicken from wok; cook and remove remaining chicken. Stir together coconut
milk and cornstarch. Carefully add to wok. Cook and stir until bubbly and
thickened. Return chicken and onion mixture to wok. Stir in snipped basil
and gingerroot. Cook 2 minutes until heated through. Serve over rice.
Garnish with fresh basil.

Recipe by: Better Homes and Gardens, January 1998, Page 122.

Posted to recipelu-digest Volume 01 Number 347 by Peg Baldassari
on Dec 7, 1997