Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Coconut Chicken Curry

Here is a nice and simple chicken curry dish that packs in a whole heap of delicious flavor.

I have been making this dish for a couple of years now. I actually forgot all about it for a while, until I was thinking of something quick and easy to make for dinner and it popped back into my head.

One of the great things about this dish is how easy it is to alter the spice to suit your tastes. If you do not like any heat at all, leave out the chili and it still packs in so much flavor. Love chili? Add extra to really give it some heat! 

Coconut Chicken Curry

Serves 4

600 g (21 oz) boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
1 onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, crushed
1 Tbsp grated ginger
1 red chili, finely diced
1 1/2 Tbsp curry powder
1/2 tsp turmeric
1 Cup salt reduced chicken stock
1 x 400 mL (13.5 oz) can light coconut milk
1/4 Cup chopped coriander (cilantro)

1. Cut the chicken into bite sized chunks. Toss through the oil, salt, and pepper. Cook over a high heat for a couple of minutes on each side, until browned and cooked through. Remove from the pan and set aside.

2. Return the pan to the heat, add a dash of oil, and cook the onion and garlic for about 2 minutes before adding the garlic and chili. Cook for a further 1 minute.

3. Add the curry powder and turmeric to the pan. Add chicken stock and bring to a gentle boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for about 10 minutes.

4. Add the coconut milk and cook for another couple of minutes. Turn off the heat and allow to sit for a few minutes to allow the sauce to thicken slightly.

5. Serve with rice and garnished with the coriander


  1. I used to make something similar to this all the time and then kids came along and they didn't love it, so I stopped making it. I think its time to try it again. I absolutely love Indian food and anything with coconut milk in it!

  2. Wonderful looking and sounding chicken dish here! Thank you so much for sharing!

  3. I love the flavor profile you created with this curry. I can't wait to try it!

  4. I love this combo Nicole. Coconut milk, chicken, curry and turmeric. I can just sell the aroma of this tentalizing dish. Thank you for sharing. Pinned

  5. Your recipe looks so delicious! Thank you for joining us this last weekend on #PureBlogLove recipe and DIY craft Link Party! I hope to see you this Thursday night again, the party starts at 8 pm EST and runs all weekend! I can't wait to see what you're cooking up next!
    Heidy L. McCallum