I have had this Budget Bytes recipe saved in my Pinterest for a long time, waiting to try it out. I wanted to come up with a way to make Asian food over Passover, so this was the perfect soy-sauce-free recipe. My family was cautious about this recipe at first – before I made this everyone said, “I’m not sure I’ll like coconut on chicken,” “I don’t really like coconut.” This chicken ended up being really popular. The coconut isn’t overwhelming, just light enough to make it taste Thai. I also found a recipe for homemade Sweet Chili Sauce from life tastes like food which I modified for Passover (and to make it less spicy). The coconut chicken and dipping sauce go well together for a light and flavorful Thai meal.
I made this for a potluck and my friends thought it was a hit. Enjoy!
This is one of my favorite recipes to make for potlucks. Its easy, fast, and can be served hot or cold. It’s a great vegan main-dish option that everyone else will enjoy too. You can even make it gluten-free if you substitute rice or rice-based noodles for pasta.
I first made it with this recipe, and I highly recommend it.
I’ve posted here the instructions for how I would usually make it, but when I made it last I had to leave some things out because I didn’t have them. I used macaroni instead of spaghetti, white sugar instead of brown, and I had to leave out the ginger and scallions. The flavor is much less complex without these ingredients, but it still tastes ok. This isn’t the first time I’ve needed ginger, though, so if you’re planning on making a decent amount of Asian-style food, I’d recommend picking it up. I also want to experiment with using ginger in other types of food, because it’s a great spice that isn’t used very often, so it should give your food an unusual, new taste.