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Coconut Chicken Curry

May 26, 2011

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Curry is one of my favourite meals to both eat and make. Indian spices are so fragrant and colorful – I really enjoy cooking with them. Also, as I’ve mentioned before, all the various spices don’t have to pack heat – they can just be incredibly flavorful. And you definitely do not need rice – just eat curry like you would a stew. There are so many different kinds of curries you can make, and I think some people are intimidated by the variety of exotic spices that can be used – but my all time favourite is this simple coconut chicken curry. The best part is the juicy raisins that have plumped up with coconut milk. Goes well with some grilled or pan-fried asparagus.

Ingredients:

  • ghee
  • salt and pepper
  • 3 lbs chicken, cubed
  • 2 cups onions, chopped
  • 3 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 – 1/2 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped (determines spiciness)
  • 1.5 tbsp peeled ginger, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1.5 cans full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tbsp plus 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1.5 tsp salt

Preparation:

1. In a deep pot, brown chicken (seasoned with salt and pepper) in ghee. Set aside.

2. Sauté onions, carrots, scallions, jalapeno pepper, ginger, and garlic until softened (5-10 minutes).

4. Add coconut milk, raisins, curry powder, and salt and bring to a boil.

5. Add chicken, reduce heat, and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

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Shared with Food Renegade and Real Food Wednesdays.

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Emily @ Recipes to Nourish August 19, 2011 at 11:06 AM

This looks AMAZING!!! I have been craving chicken curry lately. I miss being able to have coconut (my little love and I are sensitive to it) but that used to be one of my favorite dishes to make. I saw your post on Food Renegade today and had to come check it out. Yum, yum, yum!

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[email protected] August 20, 2011 at 8:24 AM

Thanks for stopping by! Sorry to hear you’re sensitive to coconut! It’s one of those things that you can’t quite “sub” for since it’s its own original flavour. But there are lots of great chicken curry recipes out there (have you tried a really good butter chicken? you get a similar kind of creaminess from the butter – I avoid nightshades, otherwise that’d be my 2nd fave) – I hope you find one you love!

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Elizabeth September 20, 2012 at 4:24 PM

So I made this tonight… AMAZING! It was so good, and my husband even ate the carrots. ;-) Thanks for sharing these fantastic recipes.

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[email protected] September 20, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Glad you loved it as much as I do! :)

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