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Chicken Curry Recipe

February 10th, 2009 · 8 Comments

This recipe had my husband raving for days about how delicious it was and asking when I’m making it again!  More amazing, all three of my children like it, too!

It’s easy, quick and delicious!

Here are the ingredients.  I forgot to add the water to the ingredient photo, pretend you also see 1/4 cup of water!


Chicken Curry


  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • about 1/8 tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp tumeric
  • 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 8 thin sliced chicken breast pieces
  • about 2 tbls olive oil

1. Wash the chicken and pat dry.

2. Combine the coriander, cumin, pepper, tumeric, ginger and salt in a small bowl.  Sprinkle onto both sides of the chicken rubbing the spices in.

3. Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Brown both sides of the chicken, a few pieces at a time.  Set browned chicken aside on a plate to catch the juices.

4. Cook onion and garlic in same pan for a few minutes.  Don’t wash out the pan!  Leave all of the tasty bits of chicken and spices in there to flavor the onion and garlic.

5. Stir in 1/4 cup of the coconut milk and all of the water.  Add the chicken back in along with any juices that collected on the plate.

6. Cover and simmer for about 10 mins. or until chicken is cooked through.

7. Mix in the remaining coconut milk and the lemon juice and cook for a few more minutes.

I serve this with rice because the sauce is so delicious we don’t want any of it to go to waste!

This is the spot that I would have placed a photo of the cooked recipe.  Yep, I forget to photograph it!

A note about coconut milk: Coconut milk is white and a little bit thick and has tiny bits of coconut meat in it.  It is not the coconut juice found inside the coconut.  I didn’t know this and was surprised when I opened the can!

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Tags: Cooking

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 ELK // Feb 10, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    sounds delicious and not like every other chicken breast recipe…I will have to check out the Tuesday parade!!

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  • 2 Gayle // Feb 10, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Hi ELK!

    We love it! Hope your family likes it if you try it.

  • 3 shelli // Feb 10, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Thanks for the recipe!

  • 4 Kim@ForeverWherever // Feb 10, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    This sounds great! We eat a lot of chicken, so I’ll try it out! I don’t really like coconut, but I make a yelllow rice with coconut milk and it’s out of this world. So I know it makes things a little sweet and “island-like!” I bet the sauce for your chicken is yummy! Thanks for joining Tasty Tuesday with you recipe!!!

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  • 5 Stefanie Nester // Feb 10, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Hi there! I have been looking all over everywhere for a guinea pig pattern for crochet and this is the only place I have found!! Your pigs in the banner are SO cute! I have been searching your site here for the pattern, but I can’t find it. Is it posted. If not can I get it!! I’d love to make some of my own furry friends! Thanks!

  • 6 Gayle // Feb 11, 2009 at 9:54 am

    Hi Stefanie!

    Thank you for visiting and for the nice comment! I’ll email you.

  • 7 Shannon // Feb 11, 2009 at 11:03 am

    I love curry chicken. Thanks for the easy recipe. You know things have to be easy for me!!

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  • 8 Gayle // Feb 11, 2009 at 11:07 am

    Hi Shannon!

    Your welcome! Easy meals for during the week are the best, aren’t they?!

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