Sticky Thai Chicken Nibbles with Slaw & Coconut Rice
- 1 Tbsp ginger minced
- 75 g Thai red curry paste
- 4 Tbsp coconut cream
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 kg free range chicken nibbles
- 20 g crispy shallots
- 1½ cups jasmine rice
- 1¾ cups water
- ½ cup coconut cream
- ½ tsp salt
- 100 g baby spinach roughly chopped
- ½ red cabbage shredded, 3 cups worth
- 2 carrots grated
- 10 g sesame seeds
- 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
- 2 Tbsp Thai red curry paste
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1 lime cut into wedges
- Before you start, preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°C fan bake).
- Prep ginger and add to a large bowl with first measures of curry paste and coconut cream, honey and salt. Mix to combine. Pat chicken dry, add to bowl and toss thoroughly to coat.
- Spread chicken in a single layer on 1-2 lined oven trays. Bake for 25-30 minutes, until golden and sticky and chicken is cooked through. Swap trays halfway through cook time to ensure even cooking.
- Combine rice, water measure, second measure of coconut cream and salt in a medium pot and bring to the boil. Once boiling, stir, cover with a lid and reduce to lowest heat to cook for 15 minutes. Turn off heat and steam, covered, for 10 more minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking. Prep spinach and set aside.
- Prep cabbage and carrot. Combine in a large bowl with sesame seeds, mayonnaise, second measure of curry paste and soy sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
- Prep lime. Stir spinach through cooked rice. Toss chicken in cooking sauce and sprinkle with crispy shallots.
- Serve rice with chicken, slaw and lime wedges on the side for squeezing.
Meet the Chef
A passion for food has always been a common thread throughout her life, so being surrounded by people who love food as much as she does and eating delicious food all day is a dream role for Ella ‘Katsu’. Before joining My Food Bag, Ella competed on Masterchef NZ (at just 19 years old!), studied business and food science, and worked in some of NZ’s top restaurants and in the FMCG industry in Auckland and London. Fresh, Asian flavours – especially lime and coriander – are her favourite. And her guilty pleasure? Sushi!