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Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry

Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry

Instant Pot or Stove Top

Features:
  • One Pot/Pan
  • Slow Cooker/Pressure
Cuisine:

Creamy and satisfying!

  • 30 minutes
  • Serves 3
  • Easy

Directions

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This Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry is sooo delicious and is simple to make. Prepare it on your stove top in less than 30 minutes or in your pressure cooker in 10.

Creamy Coconut Curry Chicken

Your family will not believe this dish is being served straight from your kitchen, it’s that good. 

I used to order this type of dish at our local East Indian restaurant, however now I make it often at home. 

This simple curry will impress even the pickiest of eaters.

And will have your family thinking that you either a) ordered this from your local Indian restaurant or b) have taken some cooking lessons because it tastes so amazing! 

Coconut Curry Chicken

WHAT TYPE OF CURRY SHOULD I USE TO MAKE COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY

Curry powder is a blend of up to 20 different herbs and spices. And there are many different type of curries available. Whenever I am making any Indian dish, I like to use a “mild indian curry” or for a hotter curry I will opt for “Madras Curry”. Both can be found in the ethnic aisle in the Indian spice section!

LEARN MORE HERE ABOUT CURRY: All About Curry Powders

IS INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY HEALTHY?

Yes in most cases it is, however it really depends on the way it is made. Some curries call for heavy cream and lots of butter.

Like the typically butter chicken recipe that we have all come to know and love.

I love butter chicken just like the rest of you. However I have learned to make it slightly healthier.

Feel free to check out my recipe here for that recipe: Butter Chicken.

My recipe here calls for coconut milk and no cream. Making this a very healthy curry option for those trying to watch their calories intake. 

Coconut Curry Chicken

HOW TO MAKE INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY WITH COCONUT MILK?

Cooking methods:

  • Simmer on a low-medium heat for 30 minutes on the stovetop
  • Cook in the pressure cooker around 10 minutes or depending on your instructions
  • Cook in the slow cooker from 8-10 hours.

Today, I used my pressure cooker because I was in a hurry to have dinner on the table so I could watch my favorite recorded show on the PVR. 

However this type of dish can be made either way.

This delicious curry is made with boneless chicken breast and simmered in a rich tomato, yogurt, coconut sauce that you’re sure love time and time again.

Coconut Curry Chicken

WHAT IS INDIAN CHICKEN CURRY? 

Indian chicken curry is the ultimate comfort food for a lot of Indian people.

Typically it is served over a bed of Jasmine rice and is made with chicken, spices, tomatoes and some type of cream. 

As you may know if you have been to my blog before, I LOVE Curry.

So if you like curried foods as much as me then you are going to love this simple recipe too. 

Guaranteed! Plus it is a tad different than the average chicken curry recipes.

Feel free to add some cubed mini potatoes to this curry if you like, just omit the rice if you choose to do that. Either way this dish will turn out amazing!

Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry

SPICES USED IN COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY

  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Kasoori Methi” = “Dried fenugreek” , optional

The green seasoning you see on top of this dish is called “Kasoori Methi” which is basically dried fenugreek” leaves. It can be found in almost any international isle at your local grocery. See below!

Image result for dried fenugreek leaves

If you cannot find “dried fenugreek” leaves you can just omit it. 

However I find it adds an extra element to the dish that is really nice.

I have shared a few other curry recipes here on my blog, however this is the first one with coconut milk vs cream/milk. So if your lactose intolerant than this dish may be right up your ally. 

WHAT GOES WITH COCONUT CHICKEN CURRY? 

Be sure to make some basmati rice to serve alongside or if you really want to make it extra special go ahead and make some homemade Naan Bread.

I will share my favorite Naan bread recipe with you all on this blog very soon 🙂 so stay tuned

If you end up giving it a try, do let me know in the comments below. I would love to know what you think 🙂


If your a CURRY lover like me. Then you will want to try these dishes below!

Beef Masala Recipe

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?

If you make this recipe, I would love to hear about it! You can leave a 5 star review in the comments below! Thank you very much for reading and until next time see ya in the kitchen. Don’t want to miss a recipe? Sign up for our NEWSLETTER delivered right to your inbox!

 

Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry

Creamy Coconut Chicken Curry

Yield: 3
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Authentic and easy to make!

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp Cooking Oil
  • 3 Boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 can Coconut Milk
  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 400 ml Passata sauce
  • 1 cup Plain yogurt
  • 1 Onion
  • 3 Garlic

SPICES

  • 1 tbsp Garam masala
  • 1 tbsp Curry powder
  • 1 tbsp Turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • 1 tsp Cayenne pepper powder
  • 1 tbsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Kasoori Methi” = "Dried fenugreek” , optional

Instructions

  1. Start by heating the cooking oil in a pot and add in the chopped onion and sweat it till translucent, add in the cubed chicken and minced garlic and saute covered till it sweats some and produces some juices. 
  2. Next, stir and add in the passata sauce along with all the spices. Cover and cook over a medium heat for 15 minutes so the tomatoes cook. 
  3. Now in the coconut milk, butter and yogurt. Simmer uncovered on low heat for another 10 minutes. Top with a sprinkle of Kasoori Methi” which is basically dried fenugreek” - this is optional. 
  4. Serve alongside some basmati rice and enjoy!

Notes

Be sure to use a quality "Coconut Milk" otherwise which helps to thicken this up. You know it is of quality by shaking the can and not hearing any liquid swish around.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 3 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 797 Total Fat: 54g Saturated Fat: 33g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 17g Cholesterol: 130mg Sodium: 3205mg Carbohydrates: 34g Fiber: 7g Sugar: 16g Protein: 49g

LOOKING FOR AN AWESOME NAAN BREAD RECIPE TO SERVE ALONGSIDE THIS CURRY?

Then look no further, I got you covered! My Garlic Naan Bread Recipe is a WINNER!

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Sounds yummy! I’m going to try it tonight! I haven’t heard of passata sauce before, though…what is it? Never mind, I can Google it, haha.

I put this in my instant pot and it was sooo good! I think I may pack it for my lunches next week, I don’t care if the office smells of curry. Great recipe!

I never leave comments or reviews but just have to as I love this recipe. I have made it a couple times now and it’s amazing. I love it because it’s simple, quick but very very tasty. Thank you!!

If your other curry dishes are anything like this. I will be super ecstatic! My whole family was begging for this the next night, we love it!

Yet again a recipe I’d really like to try has an unknown ingredient, namely “curry powder”. There are thousands of “curry powders” available wHich one is used in this recipe?

Hello Gary, thank you for your feedback. I will update the post! Curry powder is a blend of up to 20 different herbs and spices. And there are different curries out there for sure. I like to use a mild indian curry or for a hotter curry I will opt for Indian Madras. Both can be found in the ethnic aisle in the Indian spice section!

Hey just made this today, followed direction to the T…however its very liquidy? Why? How can I make it thicker? Thank you.

Hello

Be sure to use a quality “Coconut Milk” which helps to thicken this up. You know it is of quality by shaking the can and not hearing any liquid swish around.

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