Chicken, Veggie, & Coconut Rice Bowl
Y'all know that I am on a constant quest to find healthy meals that are easy and that my twins will eat. I should really change this section of my blog from "Eats" to "Twin Approved Eats". Anyways, I got the inspo for this dish from my brother and his fiancee. They are pretty healthy eaters IMO – they live in the city, have no kids (yet), and do not eat gluten so they're not banking on pizza or PB sandwiches if they find themselves with no dinner plans (like me).
Anyways, my brother and his fiancee were visiting with us and we started talking about some yummy dishes we each made recently and he disclosed this one that I could not stop thinking about. Next time I went grocery shopping I was texting him from the store asking for all the deets so I could try this meal out.
Long story short – I made my own version of my brother's recipe for Mikey and the twins and it was a total hit. In fact, it's on the menu for a second week in a row! Peep the shopping list and recipe below and let me know if you try this out!
6 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs
Pack of Mixed Veggies, frozen or fresh
Jasmine or Brown Rice
1 14 oz. can full fat Coconut Milk
Crushed Red Pepper
Ginger, fresh or pickled
Chicken. Season Chicken Thighs generously with Dizzy Pig Happy Nancy seasoning. Grill Chicken thighs at 175 degrees until internal temp reaches 180.
Veggies. Bring pot of water to boil, steam veggies until soft. This should not take very long, maybe about 10 minutes. When soft turn off heat.
Rice. Combine following ingredients into stockpot – 1 cup uncooked jasmine or brown rice, can of coconut milk, 1/4 cup water, 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper, 1/8 tsp turmeric, 1 tsp chopped ginger. Stir well. Cook over Med-High heat until it comes to a low boil, then reduce heat to low, cover, and cook for about 16 minutes. Uncover and fluff with fork. Rice should be moist but fluffy, not wet. Once it reaches a proper consistency, uncover and let sit for 5 more minutes.
I served this dish with the rice as a base and the chicken, veggies, and pineapple salsa as toppings. Everyone ate it up, including myself!
I hope your fam enjoys this dish as much as mine did. This made plenty of food for the twins, Mike and me. Let me know if you try the dish, how you like it and how you modified it to fit your family!