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Recipe: Coconut Chicken Curry

by Lauren on 20 January, 2012, 5 comments

Coconut Chicken Curry

I love curry, but for some reason the thought of making it was a bit intimidating to me.  I found this recipe a few weeks ago and it seemed easy enough.  It was delicious (the picture doesn’t do it justice) and so easy! Even though it had the 30-40 minutes of simmering time, it gave be a great opportunity to clean my kitchen!  I’ll definitely be making it again when I have a craving for curry.

2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch chunks or strips
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable or canola oil
2 tablespoons curry powder
1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
4 medium red potatoes, cut into chunks
1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk, light or regular
1 (14.5 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, Italian style
1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
3 tablespoons sugar
Hot cooked Jasmine rice or brown rice

Season chicken pieces with salt and pepper. Heat oil, curry powder, and paprika in a large skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat for two minutes, until fragrant. Turn the heat up to medium and stir in onions and garlic and cook 7-9 minutes more or until onions are very clear. Add chicken, tossing lightly to coat with curry oil and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until chicken is no longer pink and is cooked through or nearly cooked through (it will continue to simmer in the next step). Add potatoes, coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and sugar into the pan, and stir to combine. Cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for about 30-40 minutes. The sauce thickens slightly upon standing. Serve with Jasmine rice (or your favorite rice) and garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Recipe Source: Mel’s Kitchen Cafe

5 thoughts on “Recipe: Coconut Chicken Curry

  1. Lauren made it. Although this is one of the meals I think I could have actually done. But she is so amazing that I just get out of her way and let her do her thing. One of my favorite things is it heats up well so taking it to work for lunch is easy and tasty.

  2. i made this a little while ago and was a bit nervous, i didnt know how my kids would like it. but surprisingly they ate it well…all but the potatoes…so definately a good find..i may tweek it for my little family but we did enJOY it too!!! thanks i always need new ideas…

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