Easy Coconut Chicken Curry is a quick and simple dish packed full of flavor! Creamy coconut milk is simmered together with curry powder, red curry paste and other warm and vibrant spices to create pure decadence. Add in the chicken, simmer until it’s cooked through and the sauce has thickened and you are set to go! Dinner is ready before you know it. If you ask me, it’s best served on a bed of rice with fresh cilantro and naan bread! Dig on in!
I love Indian cuisine and the pack of flavor and warmth that it brings. But, living 30 minutes outside of town, we are nowhere close to a take-out option for some Indian food! That’s where this Easy Coconut Chicken Curry comes in. Ready in a flash, with only a handful of ingredients and utterly scrumptious!
Using coconut milk for the sauce may sound strange, but trust me, it’s SO good! It adds the perfect creaminess and coolness to counter-balance the spices. Speaking of spices, if you stock a few of these items in your pantry, then you don’t have to worry about having the correct ingredients on hand to whip up this dish in a flash! Here are the spices you will need:
- Garam masala – keeps very well in your pantry or cupboard.
- Curry powder – keeps very well in your pantry or cupboard.
- Ground ginger and Cayenne – you may already have these two on hand!
- Red curry paste – comes in a little jar that needs to be refrigerated after opening, but lasts forever and doesn’t take up much space.
See? Not too shabby of a list. One thing that always tried to stop me from making Indian food at home was the ingredient list. But, with this Easy Coconut Chicken Curry, you don’t need to fear them! You may have to stock up on a couple of the ingredients, but once you do, you’ll be set.
To make it even better, it all comes together in one pan. It truly is a winner winner chicken dinner! Ok, actually, it can get a even better: it’s pretty darn healthy, too! Lean, loaded with protein, dairy free and packed with flavor. John and I both love how it is packed full of flavor, but also doesn’t smack you across the face with heat and spiciness. The heat is subtle and just enough to keep you going back for more. If you are not a fan of heat or spice at all, simply omit the cayenne pepper and you’ll be set.
Serve this Easy Coconut Chicken Curry over a bed of white rice, topped with fresh cilantro and a side of naan bread to soak up all that wonderful sauce with. If you’re not in the mood to make homemade naan bread, Trader Joe’s has some that is the bomb dot com. Either way you serve it, enjoy!
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