Sunday, 1 February 2009

Red Thai Chicken

This dish is for very lazy and healthy days, you'll just need (for 1 or 2 people):

- 150 g chicken breast or better, goujons per person
- 1 sweet red pepper (the long thin ones are the best) - chopped in squares
- 1 fresh firm tomato (diced)
- 1 courgette, chopped in thin slices (cut the slices in two..)
- 1 branch of lemongrass, chopped in slices
- 2 kaffir lime leaves
- 1 hot chili (not the birdeye chilli, the bigger type), cut in slices
- 1 lime (juiced) (+ 1 for backup if adjustment needed or not very juicy)
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- thai fish sauce, slightly less in volume than the juice of the lime
- 1 tblsp sesame oil

In a small bowl, mix the lime juice with the thai fish sauce, taste and adjust with more juice or more fish sauce: If it's too sour add some fish sauce, if too salty add some more lime juice, it's about balance. Reserve.

In a wok, heat the sesame oil, and when hot, throw the chicken cut in long strips, when browned a bit, throw the chopped vegetables, when almost cooked, add the garlic, the kaffir lime leaves, lemongrass and chilli pepper, stir in a bit, then at the last moment, add the lime juice and thai fish sauce, and it's ready to serve....

You can serve it with rice, but I think it's fine on its own because it already contains vegetables.

Bon apetit!

Source: my lazy imagination!...


Manger La Ville said...

This sounds delicious and simple. I love the thai flavors, but easy enough so anyone could make it. YUMMY

Marjolaine said...

Sometimes, it's our lazy imagination that inspires us the most tasty dishes...
Next time, in Paris 13ème, i'll get some kaffir lime leaves to try this one..:o)

Parker said...

A great Thai dish, the flavors are wonderful.

Christelle said...

Thanks, Manger la Ville, Marjolaine and Parker! :)
Marjolaine, you can get dried kaffir lime leaves or dry them yourself too, not as fresh,but still fragrant :)