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Monday, September 28, 2009

Easy Weeknight Dinner

After a busy day of dealing with kids that had too much fun over the weekend and don't want to be back in school, parents that send their kids to school sick, and even a 911 call at dismissal time. The last thing I want to do is cook a big meal. I was going to make the Martha Monday challenge, but I'll do it tomorrow. This one is too easy, but tasty. The photos don't do it justice.
Chicken Breast with Coconut, Curry Rice.
Just place the chicken breasts, 1 cup of rice, a 14oz can of coconut milk, 2t of your favorite curry powder and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of water in a casserole dish. Stir it up a little bit to blend in the curry. Cover and bake at 350° for 45 - 55 minutes or until the liquid is absorbed it depends if you use white or brown rice. I like it a little moist so I use the extra water and I mixed brown and white rice in this one so it baked longer than white rice would.
See there's the chicken burried under there!
Quick and easy and it tasted better than the photos make it look.


  1. Aww, sending you some former teacher love from the Rocky Mountains. It's not always a fun job...but they need you.

    When I taught, at least I was single, so I could eat down a big pot of Red Beans and Rice all week and nobody would be the wiser. And I slept alone ;)

  2. I love coconut rice and this would be nice and easy. Gotta try this now that the weather has finally gotten cooler!

  3. Oooh! That looks yummy. I love curry and coconut flavors together. I might just have to try this one. What do you usually do for a vegetable?

  4. TKW, thanks I know a lot of you can relate! and lol (eating beans alone)

    Megan, I often do the coconut rice by itself, but on those days you just dump and bake.

    Sassy, I found a really nice Madras Curry blend it works so well with it, not overpowering. I usually serve it with steamed broccoli, my daughter loves it.

  5. I'm going to buy stuff to make this soon, thanks for sharing it!

    Have you ever tried making it with jasmine rice?

  6. Hi Michelle, Yes, I love jasmine rice. I think this would work well with any rice.


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