Thursday, April 19, 2012

New Recipe: Thai Chicken Enchiladas

On our first date, Jesse and I went to a Thai restaurant. Before we met, I discovered he liked Thai food and I had told him Pad Thai was one of my favorite dishes, so for our first date, when Jesse drove up from Virginia Beach for the day I must have had that piece of information in the back of my head and I was already super nervous, so I drove on autopilot to the neighborhood I had moved from a week earlier to a restaurant named Old Siam. The food, and most importantly our first date was amazing. We still go to Old Siam as often as we can - it's nice to visit the place where it all began almost five years ago - but with our schedules and where we live now it's not always easy to get there. This week, however, I discovered a way for us to be reminded of our first date in the comfort of our own apartment - Thai Chicken Enchiladas.

These babies are amazing! They include all of the amazing flavors you find in Pad Thai and Thai Curry in the style of a classic enchilada. Yum, yum, yum. I am already thinking about when we will make them again. Test these out!

First, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then heat a large skillet over medium heat and add canola oil. Throw in onions, cabbage, carrots, garlic and 1/4/ teaspoon salt, stirring to mix. Let cook until vegetables are soft (about 6-8 minutes) stirring occasionally.

Add in chicken, green onions, peanuts, cilantro, remaining salt and pepper, tossing to coat, and let cook for 1-2 minutes.

Add in 3/4 cup coconut milk and 1/3 cup sweet chili sauce, mixing thoroughly to combine.

Turn off heat. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray. Whisk together remaining coconut milk and sweet chili sauce. Pour about 1/2 a cup or so on the bottom of the dish.

Slightly warm tortillas if desired to make them more pliable, then place a few spoonfuls of the chicken mixture in each, rolling up tightly and placing in the dish. Cover with remaining coconut milk and chili sauce mix.

Bake for 20 minutes, then remove and top with additional peanuts and cilantro.


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1 comment:

  1. The little story about your first date is so cute! I love Thai food but I've never attempted to make it. This recipe is simple enough that I think I could handle it :) Have a great weekend, Jess!