Saturday, June 19, 2010

I'm an Evil Jungle Princess.....

This is my addiction... I know I know, its silly one. But let me tell you what kind of loveliness dances on your tongue when you take your fist bite of this! This chicken dish is called 'Evil Jungle Princess', so even the name rocks my world! I love love love this. The restaurant that I get this fab dish at ,though, is TWO HOURS away from me!! So what did I do? I googled my heart out until I found the recipe. Let me tell you that this is the one thing that you will make over and over again. Pour it over white rice and I'm telling you that you will not be sad when sitting home on date night!

1 tsp. peanut oil
2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
2 T. finely chopped lemon grass or 2 T. lemon zest (if you can't find
fresh lemongrass)
2 Kaffir lime leaves, softened in a little warm water or 1 T. lime zest
1-8 oz. chicken breast, skin removed and sliced
1/4 c. unsweetened coconut milk
1/4 c. chicken broth
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. sugar
7 fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
2 T. fish sauce
1/2 tsp. cayenne pepper or to taste
2 T. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 c. finely sliced chinese cabbage
1 c. finely sliced red cabbagee
1-2/3 enoki mushrooms (optional)

Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok and add the garlic. Cook until
the oil has been infused with the garlic flavor, about 1 min, then
remove and discard the garlic.

Add the lemongrass or lemon zest, lime leaves or lime zest, and
chicken and stir fry until the chicken loses its raw look.

Add the coconut milk, chicken stock and chili powder and stir fry
until the chicken turns completely white and the sauce has cooked down
into a coating, not floating, cream.

Stir in the sugar, mint leaves, and fish sauce.
Add the cayenne at this time but only add enough to suit the amount of heat that you want

Stir in lemon juice to suit your taste.

Add the sliced cabbages and the mushrooms (if used) into hot skillet
with a little chicken broth or water
(enough to cause some steam, and who doesn't like a little steam....)
just to heat through, about 2 min

Serve the vegetables with the delicious chicken on top.

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