If you haven’t checked out Tasty Kitchen, I would highly recommend it. It is a project of Ree Drummond of The Pioneer Woman. Lots of goodies and plenty of inspiration over there. And you can also post your own recipes too, if you’re so inclined. I saw the following recipe and although I have another recipe similar to this one (Creamy Chickpea Curry), I thought I would try this version, substituting the chicken of course. I liked the inclusion of the additional vegetables with the broccoli slaw.
It was very tasty, although, right off the bat, I began changing it up to fit our tastes and needs.
Red Curry Coconut Noodles
Adapted from nika at Tasty Kitchen
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, julienned
2 red bell peppers, julienned
1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
1-1/2 tsp red curry paste
2 – 15 oz cans light coconut milk
2 – 15 oz cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed
1 cup packaged broccoli slaw
1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
1 package of rice noodles, such as these
2-4 cups vegetable broth
1 tsp salt
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
Heat oil in your largest skillet. Saute onions and peppers in oil until they are beginning to soften. Add ginger and saute another minute. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 2-3 minutes. Pour in coconut milk. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to a simmer. Add chickpeas, broccoli slaw and chili sauce. Add rice noodles and enough broth to cover the noodles. Cook until noodles are tender. Stir in salt to taste. Serve in large bowls topped with cilantro.
* The original version called for full fat coconut milk (2 cans!), I used the lower fat version and added a bit of olive oil for sauteing.
* I think you could omit the Thai chili sauce. The curry paste dominates the flavor and the chili sauce is lost.
* This was great as leftovers except that the broccoli slaw pieces got really hard and were not good the next day. Omit these if you plan on eating as leftovers.