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Monday, 11 March 2013

The Dinner Series - Coconut Chicken with caramelised onions and basil mash

OK so this one isn't overly healthy with the butter and brown sugar but it is extremely delicious! You can mix it up with sausages instead of chicken breast or sweet potato mash..

Coconut Chicken with Caramelised Onions and Basil Mash
500g chicken thigh (I normally use breast but we only had thigh in the freezer)
4-6 large dutch cream potatoes
2 large brown (or red) onions sliced lengthways
8 large mushrooms thickly sliced
1/2 cup chicken stock
60g butter
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 clove crushed garlic
1/2 cup fresh basil
Steamed peas or green beans, to serve
Coconut cooking spray

- Melt 40g of the butter in fry pan over low/medium heat until 'foaming'
- Add onions and mushrooms and cook for 20 minutes or until soft
- Add sugar and cook for 5 minutes or until sugar dissolves and the onion caramelises
- Add stock and cook for 5-7 minutes or until sauce thickens and remove from heat

Basil Mash
- Chop potatoes and boil until soft
- Drain potatoes, add left over butter, garlic, fresh basil and salt/pepper to taste
- Mash until you reach constancy your family enjoys

- Heat skillet pan and cover with coconut oil cooking spray
- Slice thigh fillet lengthways
- Cook chicken for 8-10 min each side or until cooked through (I spray my chicken every few minutes to stop from sticking and to increase the coconut flavour)

Serve with steamed peas or green beans, YUM!

the smell of caramelising onions is sensational

parent serving (with optional red)
bubba's serve

getting stuck in...

.... and growing more comfortable with a fork

a face full of food usually means she enjoyed it!

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