Chicken & mushrooms in coconut cream

Coconut! That yummy flavour we mostly associate with food from the coast. We go on holiday, enjoy it, say we’re gonna try using at home… we get home, and get too busy to remember. I’ve been experimenting a lot with it lately so you’ll be seeing more posts with coconut.

I really enjoy making fresh coconut cream, it’s therapeutic. But it has been a challenge. I make it once in a while but it extends the food preparation time a lot. So for most recipes I’ll be using a store bought pack/can of coconut cream.

sizzle sizzle!
sizzle sizzle!

This is one of the first ones, very easy, quick dinner. All you need is chicken breast, a few button mushrooms, fresh basil, dried oregano (if you have fresh even better), garlic and off course, the coconut cream.  

Cut up the chicken breast into bite sized pieces, peel and grate/crush about 3 garlic cloves. Put them in a pan with a little bit of cooking oil on medium heat. Stir often so that the chicken cooks evenly. Add salt to taste.

once the chicken dries up and is coocked through, quarter about a handfull of button mushrooms and add them in
once the chicken dries up and is cooked through, quarter about a handful of button mushrooms and add them in
stir for a few more minutes till the chicken gets a touch of golden brown colouring, then add about a teaspoon of dried oregano or a tablespoon of freshly shopped oregano
stir for a few more minutes till the chicken gets a touch of golden brown colouring, then add about a teaspoon of dried oregano or a tablespoon of freshly shopped oregano
stir for about 30 seconds ... and you're ready for the coconut cream...
stir for about 30 seconds … and you’re ready for the coconut cream…
I added about 100 ml of store bought coconut cream (shake well before pouring out)
I added about 100 ml of store bought coconut cream (shake well before pouring out)

Stir, and let it sinner for 20 to 30 seconds. Coconut cream doesn’t need to cook, so just enough time for it to mix well with the other ingredients and it’s done.

take it off the heat and fold in the roughly chopped fresh basil.
take it off the heat and fold in the roughly chopped fresh basil.

Serve over rice or pasta.

Husband Rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆

This was very delicious. In fact, so delicious that I completely forgot to take the final shot! It’s very simple and quick to make, good for a weekday meal. Enjoy!

About aika

Making, eating and sharing good food are a splendid way to start, brake and end a day! I post good eats on www.pendolamama.co.ke. Life is a feast, eat up!

2 thoughts on “Chicken & mushrooms in coconut cream

  1. Hi tried this was very excited when I cooked but the mushrooms let me down I think the mushrooms i bought were not fresh. Where would u recommend for one to buy mushrooms.

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