Today is a very special day.

We’re celebrating Bev and her twin babies that will be making their worldwide debut soon – and we couldn’t be more excited!

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Fun fact: I met Bev for the first time a few years ago in Nashville, but didn’t really get to experience her awesomeness until a year later. Then, we bonded over Phillip Phillips on American Idol, and the rest is history.

I am so excited for Bev and her husband and the two little bundles that are on their way! My guess? Their kids will be insanely talented, super crafty, great cooks, and gorgeous. And definitely hilarious. Most definitely hilarious.

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Getting together with a bunch of other bloggers for a virtual baby shower is basically the best thing ever. I get to cook a new dish for a friend, celebrate with everyone, and stay in my sweatpants if I want to. And for Bev’s baby shower, I knew I couldn’t do a typical party food. It needed to be something different – fantastic – full of flavor. Just like Bev’s recipes.

So today, I’m bringing Thai Spiced Chicken with Coconut Cream Swiss Chard. I know.

I’m not a big fan of creamed spinach, but I love chard. And after falling completely in love with coconut milk, I knew it was time to try it with some cooked chard and a rockin’ spice mix. This is spicy, but not too spicy – definitely not Thai hot. But you can add more spice if you like it hotter, or tone it down if you want, too.

Make sure to stop by and see all the other recipes for Bev! I now have all of these on my to-make list.

Appetizers
Bacon Cotija Guacamole from Gaby Dalkin
Gruyère Gougères from Shaina Olmanson
Lemon Risotto Tarts from Kelly Salemi
Goat Cheese Crostini with Pesto and Roasted Red Peppers from Liz Della Croce
Spinach and Feta Quinoa Bites from Aggie Goodman
Roasted Red Grape, Brie and Rosemary Flatbread from Laurie McNamara
The Fastest Appetizer Ever from Brooke McLay
Apple Pear Tart – Two Ways from Sarah Glyer

Drinks
Chocolate Chai Frappe from Brandy O’Neill
Cherry Chocolate Kiss Smoothie from Amy Flanigan
Cranberry Sorbet Bellini – Non-Alcoholic and Alcoholic from Megan Keno
Peppermint Mocha Affogato from Christina Lane
toasted marshmallow cream hot chocolate from Jessica Merchant
Pomegranate Lemonade Punch from Heather Christo

Salads
Kale Salad with Pomegranate, Orange and Pine Nuts from Rachel Gurk
Pear Cranberry Arugula Salad from Tracy Benjamin
Brussels Sprout Salad + maple roasted cranberry dressing from Katie Unger
Gluten-Free Pasta Salad from Lisa Thiele
Hearty Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Honey Ginger Dressing from Heather Disarro
Winter Citrus Salad from Catherine McCord

Entrees
Creamy Roasted Red Pepper and Chicken Sausage Pasta from Heidi Larsen
Eggplant Parmesan Lasagna from Joanne Ozug
cheesy chicken enchilada ‘double’ stacks from Lauren Grier
Jalapeno Popper Chicken Soup from Kevin Lynch
Thai Spiced Chicken with Coconut Cream Swiss Chard from Brandi Evans
Sausage and Red Pepper Quiche from Tasty Kitchen
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta with Goat Cheese from Julie Deily

Desserts
Soft and Chewy Oatmeal Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies from Averie Sunshine
Glazed Dulce de Leche Pound Cake from Meagan Micozzi
Mississippi Mud Pie Brownie Ice Cream from Megan DeKok
Buttermint Frosted Sugar Cookie Cups from Shelly Jaronsky
4-Ingredient Peanut Butter Chocolate Cookies from Ali Ebright
Sweet Potato Creme Brulee from Brian Samuels
Whole Wheat Double Chocolate Mint Cookies from Aimée Wimbush-Bourque
Mini Chocolate Stout Cheesecake with Salted Beer Caramel Sauce from Jackie Dodd
Red Velvet Hi Hat Cookies from Kristan Roland
Double Chocolate Panini from Kathy Strahs

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Thai Spiced Chicken with Coconut Cream Swiss chard

The spice mix for this dish takes minutes to mix together and you can keep it around for anytime you want a little Thai flavor in your meal. If you like your food even spicier, you can add some extra chili pepper to your actual spice mix or fresh chiles to your dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 2 Tbsp ground coriander
  • 1.5 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1.5 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp ground dried hot Thai red chili pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 4 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 cups chopped swiss chard
  • 2 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice

Directions:

  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the sesame seeds, coriander, onion powder, garlic powder, dried chili pepper, salt, and pepper together.
  3. Coat the chicken with the spice mix and put into the skillet. Let the chicken cook 4-5 minutes until browned, then flip and cook another 4-5 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside. (You can also turn the oven on low, around 200-225, to keep the chicken warm while you're cooking the chard.)
  4. Add the chard to the skillet (you may need to add 1/2 of the chard, let it start to soften, then add the rest if it's too much for your skillet) and cook on medium heat, stirring every few minutes.
  5. Once the chard has begun to soften and cook down, stir in the tomato paste and 2 tsp of the spice mix. Let the chard cook with the tomato paste and spices for 5 minutes until the chard is cooked and the spices are fragrant. Stir in the coconut milk.
  6. To serve, add a scoop of the coconut cream swiss chard to a dish and top with a chicken breast. Drizzle a few drops of lemon juice over each dish before serving.

16 Responses to “Thai Spiced Chicken with Coconut Cream Swiss Chard”

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    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — December 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

    This looks delicious! Coconut milk with greens is such an awesome combo, and that spicy chicken would be perfect!

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    Ali @ Inspiralized — December 10, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    This is a beautiful recipe! I’d love to make this over brown rice or pasta! Thanks for sharing :)

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — December 10, 2013 at 1:28 pm

    Love that pic of you two with your PP shirts!
    And this chicken needs to happen in my life!

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    Aimee @ Simple Bites — December 10, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    Looks delish! I’m not even pregnant, but I could take care of that entire plate. =)

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — December 10, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    GOOOOOOD GRIEF look at that!

    The food, not us.

    Well, us, too. You should see how that shirt fits me now. It’s hilarious. It’s like a white watermelon is sticking out from underneath. Yet I still wear it. I have issues.

    Thank you so much for being a part of today’s mind blowing surprise!! I want 2i3423 plates of that Thai chicken. I mean, good heavens.

    xo!!

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    Kasha @ The FarmGirl Cooks — December 10, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    That looks amazing, Brandi! I have some swiss chard growing in the greenhouse despite all the cold and snow we’re having in NY and this will be on the menu very soon, for sure.

    Congrats to Bev!

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    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — December 10, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    I want to eat this right now!

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    Heather || Heather's Dish — December 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Totally just pinned this for dinner soon. I LOVE the spices and the coconut chard sounds like heaven!

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    Shaina — December 11, 2013 at 12:46 am

    I am crushing on that dish and the coconut cream. That picture of the two of you is adorable!

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — December 11, 2013 at 2:59 am

    You and Bev and PP united again!! Girl I am so loving this thai chicken. This just screams Bev!

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    Laurie {Simply Scratch} — December 11, 2013 at 4:54 am

    ohhh man! This is all kinds of amazing Brandi!

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    Lisa [With Style & Grace] — December 11, 2013 at 5:14 am

    omgoodness, I want this! love the flavors. Ha, I totally remember that moment when you gave her that t-shirt at blogher food :)

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    Amy @Very Culinary — December 11, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Whoa. That’s a bowl full of deliciousness right there! WANT.

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    Aggie — December 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    I am obsessed with chard. I’m actually obsessed with this entire dish! Looks amazing.

    Thanks for being a part of Bev’s surprise! Love that pic of you girls!

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    Kathy - Panini Happy — December 12, 2013 at 5:45 am

    The flavors here sound incredible! I never thought to make creamed greens with coconut milk – I love that. :-)

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    L.S. — February 7, 2014 at 9:23 pm

    This looks delicious! What a great use of so many of my favourite ingredients! Is it any good reheated from refrigerated or frozen? I’m looking for meals to prepare in advance and wondering if this would work.
    Also, what do you like to serve it with?

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