Slightly Savory Saturday


Today’s recipe is a really easy and yummy dish to prepare.  Prep time is about 30 minutes at most and cook time comes in right around 20 minutes.  Easy and yummy.

Coconut Chicken Chili

12 ounces skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, chopped

1 cup chopped onion

1 1/2 tsps chili powder

1 1/2 tsps. ground ginger

1/4 tsp cayenne pepper ( would increase this amount if you want a bit of spiciness added)

1 TBSP olive oil

1 TBSP flour

1 14 ounce can unsweetened coconut milk (I used the light variety and it worked fine)

1 TBSP peanut butter

1 15 ounce can cannelloni beans, rinsed and drained

3 medium carrots, shredded ( I omitted as I am not a carrot lover other than totally raw but I can see how it would add to the flavor)

1 stalk celery, sliced (I increased to 2 stalks)

1 medium green onion, sliced

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 TBSP chopped fresh basil (I used the kind from a tube in the produce section as they were out of fresh.  Insert sad face)

Hot cooked rice

1. In large saucepan cook chicken, onion, chili powder, ginger, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper and cayenne pepper in hot oil over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.  Stir in flour and cook 1 minute more.  Stir in coconut milk, peanut butter and 1 cup water. Bring to a boil.

2. Stir in beans, carrots, celery, green onion, garlic and chopped basil.  Return to boiling, reduce heat.  Simmer, covered, 10 minutes.  Serve with rice.

Garnish with jalapeños and basil leaves.P1000524

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  1. Looks great! It has peanut butter in it.. what’s not to love?
    Good Morning Beth Ann!

  2. This sounds yummy. I’ve never cooked with coconut milk. Where is that to be found? Does the dish taste of coconut? Randy does not like that taste at all. Me? Love it.

    • It is not an overwhelmingly coconutty taste at all. You can usually find it in the Asian food area in the grocery store although a lot of places have it in other areas, too. It is a nice switch up on a main dish.

  3. Wow that looks really good. I love the flavor of coconut mixed in with a chicken dish—very Thai. Thanks.

  4. This looks very good – may try it with my almond milk if I can’t make it out to the store today – pretty sure I have all the other ingredients!!!!

    • It is really yummy! If you like things a bit spicier add a bit more heat to it with crushed red pepper flakes. It is yummmmmy! Thanks for stopping by, Kathy!!!

  5. We love spicy peanut sauces! Will have to try this one.

  6. I love anything coconut!! usually we just cook with the coconut oil — I’ve never tried the milk, so this will be an interesting change. And peanut butter too! Winner!

  7. Pinned it to my ever growing list of recipes to try! Love turkey or chicken chili… Hope you are having a great weekend. 🙂

    • Thanks, Susi! It is easy peasy and yummy at the same time. A winner all the way around! More snow today…sigh. Headed out of it early Monday so I will be a happy girl!

  8. It sounds good but not sure I could find a couple of the ingredients. May have to change it a bit. Cooking for one is not easy sometimes.

  9. Looks wonderful! Unlike you – I like carrots but dislike cooked celery so I would probably do just the opposite of you.

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