Easy Green Curry Chicken and Vegetables over Rice

I am always looking for quick, yummy dishes I can make during the week after a long day.  Eating a sandwichIMG_0403 or cereal just isn’t an appealing dinner selection.  I want a healthy, warm meal on cold winter days.  I had been wanting to make a curry dish over rice, but felt overwhelmed by it since I don’t cook that type of food often.  On Tuesday, my co-worker shared an easy recipe I felt comfortable making!  I grabbed all the ingredients at Trader Joe’s on my way home from work and it turned out great!  It only took about 10 minutes to prep and another 12 to cook it.  The green curry is very mild and has a slightly sweet taste with just the tiniest bit of spice.  The recipe below only fed 2 people, so certainly double it if you have more people to feed.  I’m excited to try variations of this with different vegetables, meat and even yellow or red curry sauce.  Enjoy!

What you need:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil (or whatever you have)
  • 1 clove garlic finely diced
  • ½ lb chicken thinly sliced
  • 1 cup vegetables of your choice, fresh or frozen (I used a frozen stir fry mix of broccoli, carrots, onion, pea pods, baby corn, etc.)
  • ¼ cup chopped onion (if it’s not already in your vegetable mix)
  • 1 small jar green curry sauce (I used Trader Joes, but you could use whatever you want)
  • Cooked rice for serving

What you do:

  • Heat oil over medium heat and sauté diced garlic until fragrant (about 1 minute, do not burn!)
  • Add chicken and cook until done
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  • Add vegetables & onion and cook until desired tenderness (I like mine until  just warmed so they still have a little crunch)
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  • Add desired amount of green curry sauce (I only used ½ the can so I could use it again in another dish)
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  • Serve over white or brown rice
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