Friday, December 17, 2010

Recipe Friday: Thai Chicken

"In Thailand's history, there have been dissensions from time to time, but in general, unity has prevailed." Bhumibol Adulyade

I don't know that much about Thailand's history, but I love the food! If you've never tried Thai cuisine, or love it but have never attempted to make it, here's an easy recipe for your crock pot!  You'll amaze your family with your culinary skill when you serve this delicious dish for dinner.

I've adapted this recipe from one I found in Woman's Day Magazine.  My version is a little bolder in flavor because I've upped a few of the ingredients, and instead of using mint, I substitute cilantro.

Minimal cutting and chopping is involved and you do need to squeeze some lime juice.  Other than that, it's pretty quick to prepare.  Serve over rice, have a salad--and you have a restaurant quality meal for a fraction of the price! Happy eating, and happy writing! Ah, the beauty of the crock pot--it does the cooking so you can do the writing. Enjoy!

Thai Chicken

3 lbs boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 large red or green pepper, sliced in strips
1 can (14 1/2 oz) diced tomatoes with jalapenos
1/2 cup peanut butter
3 T soy sauce
3 T lime juice
2 t ground ginger, or a 2 inch piece of fresh, finely chopped
8 oz frozen sugar snap peas
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Put chicken and onion in 3 1/2 quart or larger crock pot.  Add pepper strips. In a medium bowl, mix tomatoes, peanut butter, lime juice, soy sauce and ginger.  Pour mixture over chicken.  Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours.  Stir in sugar snap peas and cilantro and cook for an additional 15 minutes.  Makes 4 servings.

Have you ever had Thai food? If so, have you ever made it yourself? Tweet me @maria_mckenzie. Thanks for stopping by!


The Happy Whisk said...

We have a local joint that makes such fantastic Thai chili wings. So so good. Have a great weekend and Happy Eating :-)

Kathryn Rose said...

I've never made Thai food, but it's by far my favorite Asian cuisine. I can't wait to try this out - it doesn't seem too hard!

Old Kitty said...

I love thai curries!! It's so different to indian curries (that I love too). I love it with lots of jasmine rice! Yum yum!!

Take care

Joanna St. James said...

I love thai food but I have never made it myself because I have always believed they have a secret ingridient they use. I will try this. thank you.
Merry Xmas

Norma said...

Yay, a crock pot recipe! Thank you, Maria!

PS I posted a photo of MY new crock pot on my Facebook wall!

The Words Crafter said...

I can't do bold foods, but it sure looks good!

William Kendall said...

I've never tried Thai, but this sounds like it's got promise!

Carol Riggs said...

That sounds SO yummy--and easy! I might just have to try me some. I love using my crock pot so I can write. :)

Rick Watson said...

I'm hungry now, I hope you're satisfied!!!

Melissa said...

Reminder: Be Jolly By Golly Blog fest on Monday! Jen and I can't wait for your entry!

Melissa's blog.

Jen's blog.

Vanessa Morgan said...

I love Thai food. It's one of my favorites and specialities in the kitchen. You have to use the spices and herbs from over there though ( such as galanga, mini aubergines, curry paste etc), otherwise you'll never get close to the original taste. Bad news is that you can usually only find those ingredients in Asian supermarkets.


William Kendall said...

Following your example, Maria, I added a recipe into my own blog a few days ago. It's a Dutch stew, under the blog title Recipe For Disaster.

Admittedly I can't cook though....