Pineapple Chicken Curry
I've developed a need for this cute little Thai place close to me.Pineapple curry is not something I would think to order on my own, but a good buddy suggested it and was amazing! Tommy's Thai in downtown Denver has become my favorite place to go, just so I can order this chicken. But there is a sad part to this story. They are closed on Sundays. It must be a mental coincidence that I have an extra need for this on the day it's closed. Extremely delicious curry calls for extreme measures.
This recipe is pretty close. I have used regular Italian Basil and cilantro in this and both are really good. If you like this extra spicy you can add more curry paste or even red pepper flakes. Either way this is a super good dinner idea.
1 lb of chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons green curry paste
1 small can of coconut milk ( I used the light kind)
1 cup of canned pineapple chunks
cilantro or basil (optional)
3 to 4 cups of cooked white rice for serving
Season the chicken and then cook it over medium heat on each side. Don't crowd the pan too much or else it won't brown properly.
Once the chicken is browned, put it off to the side to make the heavenly sauce.
Your pan should have some delicious chicken bits cooked into it to make the sauce even tastier.
With the heat still on medium, add the curry paste to the pan and mix it with the chicken browned bits.
After the curry paste has cooked for about a minute, add in the coconut milk. As you simmer this, scrape the bits off of the bottom of the pan.
Let the sauce simmer over medium high heat. You do want this to reduce and become thicker and creamier.
Add in the pineapple in the last five minutes of the cooking. If you add it too soon, the pineapple with dissolve in the sauce.
Lastly, add in the browned chicken and let it heat through again. When you are ready to serve mix in some chopped cilantro or basil and pour the delightful mixture over the rice.
Regardless as to how far you live from Tommy's Thai or if it's a Sunday, you can make this delicious meal anytime!