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Quick, Easy & Healthy Recipe: Chicken and Eggplant Panang Curry
This is one of my husband's absolute favorite meals that I make - he says it's the perfect combination of warm cozy comfort food, but while still being healthy and full of veggies! I love it too, and I especially love how easy it is to make - perfect after a long day at work. I hope you enjoy it too!
(I use a rice cooker to steam the white rice while I'm preparing the curry so that everything is ready at the same time - the rice can always stay in the cooker to keep warm for a few minutes if it's ready a little quicker than the curry.)
- 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
- 3 Tbsp canola oil
- 2 Tbsp Panang curry paste (the brand I use is Mae Ploy)
- 1 can light coconut milk
- 1 tsp granulated Splenda
- 1 Tbsp fish sauce
- 1 eggplant, cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 red bell pepper, sliced
- 1 orange/yellow bell pepper, sliced
- Steamed white rice
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 Tbsp. oil, eggplant and peppers and cook (stirring occasionally) until tender (about 6 minutes) and then set aside.
- In a wok heat remaining 1 Tbsp. oil on medium-high.
- Add Panang curry paste and do a quick stir (about 30 seconds) until aromatic.
- Add 1/2 can coconut milk.
- Add chicken and stir until coated with coconut milk/curry paste mixture.
- Add remaining 1/2 can coconut milk, Splenda and fish sauce. Stir well.
- Add eggplant and peppers.
- Bring to a boil and then lower heat to medium and simmer for about 8 minutes.
- Serve hot over steamed white rice.
|Serving size: 1/4 of Recipe (rice not included)|
|Calories from Fat||198|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 22 g||34%|
|Saturated fat 6 g||30%|
|Unsaturated fat 10 g|
|Carbohydrates 19 g||6%|
|Sugar 2 g|
|Fiber 1 g||4%|
|Protein 16 g||32%|
|Cholesterol 33 mg||11%|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
*Nutrition information is calculated based on each of the specific brands of ingredients I use, but it should be fairly close regardless of which brands you choose.