Polynesian Chicken Stew

Polynesian Chicken Stew


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Poulet fafa (chicken with taro leaves or spinach) is a traditional Polynesian dish made of chicken, rice, onion, garlic, coconut milk and spinach, topped with shredded coconut.


Serves: 4 

  • 20g butter
  • 1/4 cup (70g) chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut milk
  • 2 cups (500ml) water
  • 1 1/2 cups (230g) uncooked long grain white rice
  • 500g skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 2 cm pieces
  • 1 (250g) packet frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
  • 1/3 cup (30g) dessicated coconut

Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:40min 

  1. In a large, deep frypan over medium-high heat, melt the butter. Stir in the onion and garlic, and cook 2 minutes. Mix in the coconut milk, water, rice and chicken and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 20 minutes, until rice is tender and chicken juices run clear.
  2. Stir the spinach into the frypan and cook just until heated through. Sprinkle with coconut, and serve.

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This was yum and easy, I thought. My husband said it needed a bit more kick in it, though. - 02 Sep 2010

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