Coconut Curry Chicken

Coconut Curry Chicken is most definitely one of my top 5 favorite dinners to eat and it’s also pretty straightforward to make.  It’s on our menu once or twice a month, if not more.  It’s because of this recipe that I discovered how much I really love eating anything that’s been cooked with coconut milk (I don’t like drinking it, which is weird, I know) and if it’s got curry in it, I’m probably going to love it.  If your anything like me, you’re going to love this one too!

I am pretty proud to say that this dish is not just one of my favorites, but everyone I’ve made it for so far has asked for it again.  My mom requests that I make it for her whenever she comes to visit, and Jaxon, my 8 year old son, has even said it’s his third favorite dinner (behind peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and chicken nuggets).  There are rarely any leftovers in my home, but this is one of those meals that’s even better the next day when the flavors have more time to all blend together.

I would highly recommend using regular coconut milk in this recipe, versus light, for the most coconut flavor.  I almost always use cauliflower when I make this, but I have used broccoli in the past and it’s good to.  I just prefer cauliflower.   It’s a pretty monotone orange colored dish if you use cauliflower, but what it lacks in color is made up for in flavor!  This recipe is also naturally gluten free and low carb!

Curry Oil

Chicken Coated in Curry Oil

Milk and Cauliflower Added

Coconut Curry Chicken Final Plating

While this Coconut Curry Chicken is delicious all on it’s own, you can also serve it over rice, or maybe give quinoa a try?  I would just suggest you try it 🙂  and let me know what you think!

 

 

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Coconut Curry Chicken
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A delicious coconut flavored curry sure to be a new favorite!
Servings
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Servings
8 servings
Coconut Curry Chicken Feature and Pin Photo
Coconut Curry Chicken
Yum
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A delicious coconut flavored curry sure to be a new favorite!
Servings
8 servings
Servings
8 servings
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Season chicken with salt, pepper and onion powder.
  2. Heat oil and curry powder in a Dutch Oven or large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chicken and stir to coat with the curry mixture. Reduce heat to medium and cook until the chicken is no longer pink in the center.
  3. Add the coconut milk, tomato sauce, and sugar. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally for about 20 minutes. Add the cauliflower and recover. Cook until cauliflower is tender, approximately 10 minutes.
  4. Serve over rice, if desired.
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62 thoughts on “Coconut Curry Chicken

  1. We make a similar dish at my house and top it with toasted coconut! Trader Joe’s sells a tasty garlic naan (in the frozen section) that pairs well with ours. Your version looks great – may give it a try! (If an 8-year-old ranks it just below PB&J and chicken nuggets, it MUST be delicious!)

    1. I love naan – great idea! My poor child has to try everything we make…this one just happened to be one he didn’t complain about – yay!

  2. I must admit the title of this post/recipe is what peaked my interest. I love chicken and I never would have thought to add coconut milk to the chicken. This sounds like a great chicken recipe to try out and it sounds like it is easy to make. My family however prefers broccoli so thank you for mentioning that I could use it instead of cauliflower.

    1. Broccoli works great with curry as well – I also make a curry broccoli salad that’s really good!

    1. Oh definitely. I’d just mix in a variety of veggies – I was vegetarian for 10 years 🙂

  3. This recipe looks amazing! I share a lot of food posts, so I’d like to think i’m a little biased, but I can’t wait to try this one. Wonderful photos and love everything about it. Thanks for sharing!

    Brooke

    1. Definitely try curry – it’s so good and it doesn’t really make your house smell forever….or I got used to it? haha!

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