Chicken Panang Curry

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Ingredients

1 ½ pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs or breast, chopped 1 small onion, peeled and chopped

1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon coconut oil

4 ounce can Panang red curry paste

1 tablespoon peanut butter

12 kaffir lime leaves, crushed or the zest of

2 limes

Juice of 1 lime

2 cups chopped green beans

1 large pealed and chopped potato

13.5 ounce can thick coconut milk, unsweetened ¼ cup Thai basil leaves (or sweet basil)

Directions

Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Chop the onions and peppers into rough 1 inch pieces. Mince the garlic. Then crush the kaffir lime leaves to help release their oils. Place a 14 inch skillet (or wok) over medium-high heat. Add the coconut oil. Once the oil melts, add the onions and potatoes. Sauté for 1 minute, then add the peppers and garlic. Sauté another 2-3 minutes. Move the veggies to the sides of the skillet and add the panang red curry paste and peanut butter to the center of the pan. Sauté the curry for 2-3 minutes to intensify the flavor, moving around the pan. Then add the kaffir lime leaves and coconut milk. Stir to blend. Stir in the chopped chicken and green beans and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce thickens. Add lime juice. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the basil leaves. Serve with rice, quinoa, or noodles. Enjoy!

aaron madariaga