Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Coconut Chicken Bento


Two days ago I made this bento for my husband. It contains rice sprinkled with black sesame seeds topped with umebosi, stir-fried coconut chicken, two rolls of chicken sushi maki, three pieces of pan-fried gyoza and salad.

My husband really liked the stir-fried coconut chicken. Unlike me who prefers her soups and noodles, he would always opt for wok dishes.

Stir-Fried Coconut Chicken - serves 2
  • 2 chicken fillets, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon Maggi seasoning
  • 1/4 cup cooking wine
  • 1/2 cup coconut juice
  • 1/2 cup cabbage, sliced thinly
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions
  • Salt, pepper and sugar to taste
Instructions
  • Heat oil in a wok and saute chicken over medium high heat until lightly browned.
  • Add garlic, onion, cabbage, soy sauce, Maggi seasoning, salt, sugar and pepper. Stir-fry for around 2 minutes.
  • Pour in cooking wine and coconut juice and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Add green onions and stir lightly before serving.




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17 comments:

  1. beautiful colourful bento wonderful

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  2. Coconut chicken sounds and looks so delicious! *recipe bookmarked!* ;)

    Have a great week! ♥

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  3. Chicken and coconut juice, sounds very tasty...always love your bento :-)
    Hope you have a great week and thanks for this nice recipe!

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  4. That stir fry sounds great! I have not tried bento box yet, seems so intimidating making things so cute. Yours are so lovely.

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  5. Your coconut chicken sounds delicious! I had never had chicken with coconut flavor (unless it's in curry or something). I want to give it a try! I can only dream to have this kind of bento for my lunch....

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  6. Sounds delicious, and beautiful as always! I had a question - did you indeed use coconut juice (like, the water stuff, right?) or did you mean coconut milk?... or maybe there's another coconut product I'm not aware of :D

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  7. Your husband is so lucky to have you packed so such a beautiful bento.

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  8. @Charles - thank you for your compliment :-) . I used coconut 'juice', not milk, so you're right it's the one with clear colour. Normally it's sold in little cans.

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  9. Are you missing Spring or is it only my imagination that these bento boxes are greener than usually? They look lovely as always and I think I'll have chicken sushi maki very soon! I have never used coconut juice! I didn't know I could cook with it, thank you for the tip.

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  10. This looks really good! Love the colourful and yummy look bento!

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  11. What a delicious bento! You pack such beautiful and delicious bentos.

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  12. That's so colorful! :) I will substitute chicken with eggplant (I'm a vegetarian) and try your recipe. By coconut juice, you mean the coconut milk and not the tender coconut water, right?

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  13. hach deine Bentos und Fotos sind immer einfach Traumhaft^^

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  14. This is beautiful! I wish you could be my personal bento chef!

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  15. I tried the coconut chicken at the weekend in a Picnic Bento and all were very excited about it :) Thanks for the recipe - very tasty!

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  16. This looks delicious!
    You make art in kitchen!
    Bravo!

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