Bhutanese Chili Chicken with Red Rice

Bhutanese Chili Chicken with Red Rice

A different sort of chili dish, this Bhutanese Chili Chicken dish is well worth a try. With spicy pepper and red rice, this healthy, easy meal is sure to become a fast favourite.

Ingredients

  • Serves: 4
  • Prep Time:
  • Cook Time:
  • 1 lb (0.5 kg) boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) whole grain red rice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) cornstarch
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) sesame oil
  • +
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) red onion(s), sliced lengthwise
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) red hot chili pepper(s), chopped
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tomato(es), large, cut into wedges
  1. Cook whole-grain red rice according to package directions in unsalted water.

  2. Cut the chicken into cubes and toss with cornstarch making sure all pieces are totally coated. If not, add a bit more cornstarch.

  3. Heat 3 Tbsp (45 mL) sesame oil over medium heat in a non-stick wok or skillet. Cook chicken until pieces are browned on both sides and slightly crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.

  4. Add another 1 tsp (5 mL) of sesame oil, sliced onions, minced garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Add chopped peppers and cook another 2 minutes. Return chicken to pan, add sliced tomato wedges, season with soy sauce and heat through.

  5. Serve over cooked red rice on a heated serving platter.

A spicy stir-fry which is a classic dish from the Kingdom of Bhutan, in the eastern Himalayas. Buy medium-grain red rice at specialty and health food stores.

Remove the seeds from the chili peppers for a less spicy dish.

Nutrition Info

  • Per 470 g serving Amount
  • Calories 470
  • Protein 32 g
  • Fat 15 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Carbohydrate 53 g
  • Fibre 5 g
  • Sugar 4 g
  • Cholesterol 65 mg
  • Sodium 340 mg
  • Per 470 g serving % Daily Value
  • Potassium 19
  • Calcium 4
  • Iron 15
  • Vitamin A 40
  • Vitamin C 100
  • Vitamin B6 45
  • Vitamin B12 22
  • Folate 7
  • Magnesium 22
  • Zinc 14

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