This was a good starting point -but I can only give 3 stars because I had to make so many changes to suit MY taste. I was going for something similar to what I order at my favorite (and very expensive) local Thai restaurant. And, I think I came fairly close. Not that everyone would agree with my changes, but here they are: I added 2" of fresh peeled ginger - minced it and tossed it in with the onion and garlic, I replaced the canned tomatoes with 2 freshly diced tomatoes (because I had them), I added one chopped yellow bell pepper, I chopped the sweet onion into good-sized chunks instead of slices, I made sure to use 'sweetened' coconut milk, I omitted the tomato sauce and added one fresh lime (juiced), I used 1/8 tsp. of black pepper and 2 tsp. of salt added to the end mixture (instead of seasoning the chicken) as well as 1/4 cup of freshly chopped cilantro and 1 tbsp. of cornstarch. It was still quite a thin sauce, but this is also how it is served at the restaurant I love - so I don't think it is supposed to be thick. After all of these additions and subtractions - I thought it had a wonderful flavor. I am questioning whether adding some pineapple chunks would have been good - I might try that next time. Although I love hot and spicy food, I did not experiment with adding additional heat - because I was also feeding this to my two small children. But if it were just for me and hubby, I would have tried adding some red pepper flakes to start. :)
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This was a good starting point -but I can only give 3 stars because I had to make so many...