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coconut juice

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1×200 g chicken thighs, cut into bite-size pieces

560 g chicken wings,cut in half at the joint, discard wing tips

1 cup fresh coconut juice

1 x long red chilli, cut into 2cm pieces

1 x long green chilli, cut into 2cm pieces

3 x spring onions, cut into 3cm pieces

2 x lemongrass, white part only, chopped (for the marinade)

2 x shallots, chopped (for the marinade)

2 x cloves garlic, chopped (for the marinade)

1 Tbls sesame oil (for the marinade)

1 Tbls sugar (for the marinade)

2 Tbls fish sauce (for the marinade)

1 tspn turmeric powder (for the marinade)

1/3 cup coriander leaves, for garnish

2 Tbls rice bran oil

1 tspn chilli flakes or powder (for the marinade)



1. Process garlic, lemongrass and shallots in the food processor until finely chopped. Place the chicken in a large non-metallic bowl. Add all the marinade ingredients and mix using your hand until combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator for 2 hours or overnight.

2. Heat oil in a wok or a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken pieces with the marinade and cook for 5-6 minutes or until browned. Add the chillies and cook for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the coconut juice, stir and cover. Cook on high heat, stirring occasionally for 6-8 minutes until the juice is reduced by half. Add the spring onion. Garnish with coriander leaves. Serve with jasmine rice.