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Curried Coconut Chicken

Curried Coconut Chicken

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian


This Curried Coconut Chicken is  an easy chicken curry made with tomatoes and coconut milk.



  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
  • 1 teaspoon salt and pepper, or to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 (14 ounce) can coconut milk
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • rice for serving


  1. Season the chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the curry powder and cook for 2 minutes. Stir in the onions and cook until they start to soften, 2-3 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for 1 minute. add the chicken and stir to coat with the curry oil. Reduce the heat to medium and cook until the chicken is cooked through, 7-10 minutes.
  3. Pour in the coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30-45 minutes.

Recipe Notes:

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