Sunday, November 6

Brazilian Chicken with Coconut Milk

As promised below you will find a traditional Brazilian recipe - chicken with coconut milk. Coconut is a very popular ingredient in Brazilian cooking as is drinking coconut water (out of actual coconuts, not cartons!)

Another great chicken dish I tried was grilled chicken with pineapple and cinnamon. I've never cared for cooked pineapple but, in this dish, the pineapple is uncooked and the chicken is skewered on whole cinnamon sticks. Delicious!

Of course if you read my last post you know I ate pizza and pasta most of the trip! Combined with all the capirinha's (a traditional Brazilian drink made with cacha├ža) I drank I'm in need of a post-vacation detox! I look forward to getting back to my healthy lifestyle (Tone It Up nutrition plan and daily workouts) tomorrow:)

1 tsp cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric and coriander
4 chicken breast halves
2 tbsp olive oil
1 onion (chopped)
1 tbsp minced fresh ginger
2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
3 tomatoes, seeded and chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 (14 ounce) can light coconut milk
1 bunch fresh parsley
salt and pepper
In a medium bowl, mix the cumin, cayenne pepper, turmeric, and coriander. Place the chicken in the bowl, season with salt and pepper, and rub on all sides with the spice mixture. 

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken in the skillet. Cook 10 to 15 minutes on each side, until no longer pink and juices run clear. Remove from heat and set aside. 

Heat the remaining olive oil in the skillet. Cook and stir the onion, ginger, jalapeno peppers, and garlic 5 minutes, or until tender. Mix in the tomatoes and continue cooking 5 to 8 minutes. Stir in the coconut milk. Serve over the chicken. Garnish with the parsley.  

1 comment:

  1. Hi Lara! Loved this recipe, it was so easy and flavorful! Thanks for sharing!