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Coconut Chicken Recipe
This Thai Coconut Chicken Recipe is one of my favorite easy one pot camping meals.
There are lots of reasons why it is the ideal camping recipe:
- It uses nutritious ingredients that are easy to pack.
- It can be cooked on a two-burner stove.
This recipe makes 4 smallish servings. To serve more people - or big eaters - double the recipe. (It doubles easily.)
What to pack
In the food box
- jasmine rice
- curry powder
- vegetable oil
- 1 can coconut milk
In the cooler
- boneless chicken breasts (2) - frozen
- asparagus spears (6)
- red onion (1)
- large carrot (1)
- snow peas (1 cup/250 mL)
Pots and Utensils
- saucepan with tight fitting lid
- large skillet or another pot
- cutting board
- sharp knife
- measuring cup (1 cup/250 mL)
- measuring spoon (1 Tbsp/15 mL)
- plastic baggie
- vegetable peeler
- can opener
- wooden spoon (or your favorite mixing spoon)
- serving spoons
How to make this Coconut Chicken recipe
- Put the rice on to cook. (Put 2 cups rice and 3 cups of water in the saucepan. Cover. Bring to a boil. Lower heat. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until rice is cooked.)
- Cut the chicken into 1 inch/2 cm cubes.
- Put 1 Tbsp/15 mL curry powder into the baggie.
- Add the chicken cubes. Shake until they are coated with curry powder.
- While the rice simmers, heat 1 Tbsp/15 ml of oil in the skillet. Add the chicken cubes to the skillet.
- Cook until the chicken is no longer pink (about 5 minutes or so).
- Chop the asparagus into 1 inch/2 cm pieces.
- Use the vegetable peeler to turn the carrot into little strips.
- When the chicken is cooked, add the asparagus, the onion, the carrot and the snow peas to the skillet.
- Cook for about 3 minutes.
- Open the can of coconut milk. Pour it into the skillet. Cook until heated through.
- When the rice is ready, spoon it into individual bowls.
- Top with the chicken mixture.
- Next time there is a good sale on boneless chicken breasts, buy lots. Freeze them in packages of 2. When you pack for your camping trip, put a package of frozen chicken in your cooler with lots of ice.
- Plan to have this coconut chicken recipe on the second or third day of your trip, when the chicken has thawed but is still cold.
I hope you enjoy this easy Thai Coconut Chicken recipe! For more tasty camping food ideas, click here.
Are you planning a camping trip? Please visit the The Camping Family home page. You'll find lots of helpful ideas.