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Coconut Chicken Chowder

Contributed by: NAPSA

Quick And Easy Chow-Down Chowder (NAPSA) - There's nothing better than a thick, warming chowder to satisfy and comfort you. Coconut Chicken Chowder has a rich spicy sweetness, with coconut milk, peanut butter, aromatic vegetables and Tabasco¨ brand Pepper Sauce beautifully complementing the chunks of chicken. The flavor is superb; the cooking time less than 30 minutes. Add crusty bread and a crisp salad and you have a great soul-filling meal!

Keep a few chowder ingredients on hand in the kitchen. You'll soon find that because of its wonderfully satisfying simmered-in taste, this chunky, thick soup makes a splendid meal for workday evenings, weekend lunches or Sunday night suppers.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
  • 1 large celery stalk, sliced
  • 1 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 large green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons Tabasco¨ brand Pepper Sauce
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt

Directions:

Heat 1 tablespoon oil until hot in 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Add chicken. Cook until lightly browned on all sides, 5 to 10 minutes, stirring frequently. With slotted spoon, remove chicken to plate.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in saucepan over medium heat. Add celery and red pepper; cook 5 minutes. Add green onion and garlic; cook 1 minute longer.

Return chicken to saucepan. Add coconut milk, water, peanut butter, Tabasco® Sauce and salt. Heat to boiling over high heat. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Serving Size: Makes 4 servings.


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