- 2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts cut into bite-sized pieces
- 3 tablespoons finely chopped green onion
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon chopped onion
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 cups canned coconut milk
- 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 2 tablespoons ketchup
- 1-2 tablespoons cornstarch
- Mix the green onion, cilantro, garlic, onion, salt, pepper and olive oil. Marinate the chicken for up to 8 hours or overnight.
- Heat the butter in a deep pot over medium heat. Stir in the sugar, and cook until the sugar has melted into a nice golden brown syrup. Add the chicken pieces, and brown while turning continuously. (If any of the brown sugar clumps up due to the cold chicken/marinade, don't worry, it melts/dissolves in the next step).
- Pour in coconut milk and pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat for 10 minutes. Stir in the ketchup.
- Mix cornstarch with 2-4 tablespoons of water prior adding to sauce to thicken.
- Taste and season with additional salt and pepper if needed. Serve chicken with the sauce over rice (try coconut rice).
I found this recipe (which I modified) from allrecipes.com. I am a sucker for recipes with coconut milk and was also lured in by all the great reviews it had. I modified a few things as I went and also from reading reader reviews and suggestions. I was really excited about the end result and will definitely be making it again!