Sunday, 19 June 2011

Something yummy for a rainy Sunday

It has more or less become a standing request for hot and sour chicken soup when dinner for friends is being served at 'Casa de Quiltoholic'. It is an incredibly tasty and very quick (20-30 minutes depending on how fast you chop) and simple dish to make, so I thought perhaps I'd share the recipe in case someone else would like to give it a try:

4 servings:
2 large chicken breasts
1-2 bell peppers (I like red and/or yellow)
1 packet of baby sweet corn
1 bunch of spring onion
1 chili pepper (I also like to add some dried chili flakes for some extra heat)
1 can coconut milk + a splash of water to rinse the can
Juice from 1-2 lime (depending on size and how much juice they give)
1/2 liter of chicken stock
egg noodles (after how hungry everyone are)
Salt and pepper if needed (depends on how seasoned your stock is)

Cube the chicken to bite size and brown it quickly in a pan, cut the peppers and the sweet corn and give them the same treatment. Mix chicken stock, most of the lime juice, and the coconut milk in a large saucepan and bring to the boil, add the the chicken, peppers, chili, sweet corn and noodles. While it cooks (3-4 min), chop the spring onions, and add them when the noodles are about 1 minute from finished (you'll probably need to add some extra water - it can reduce quite a lot, especially if you add a lot of noodles). Season to taste with salt, pepper, dried chili flakes and the rest of the lime juice.

Pour into large serving bowls and ENJOY!! You can vary the veggies to season and taste, and swapping the chicken for fish works great as well :o)
Hugs and stitches from Anne Ida


Annelies vdB said...

That looks delicious. Today is also a very rainy day in The Netherlands.

Oddbjørg said...

Smaker nok minst like godt som det ser t!
Her har vi lett overskyet vær, men behagelig temperatur.

Mona said...

Ser så godt ut! Jeg har allerde skrevt ut oppskriften, den ligger klar på kjøkkenbenken. Tusen takk!

Doniene said...

Yum!!! Saving this recipe for a rainy day here in Texas!! We were 105 yesterday - thinking jello for lunch today! ha


May Britt said...

Denne oppskriften skal nok prøves en dag :)

Rhonda said...

Oh that looks so good. Thanks for including the recipe!

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh thank you for the recipe. It looks SO GOOD!