Easy Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes

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Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes is not only a super flavorful dish, but it’s also easy to make and healthy for you!  I have my mom to thank for this one!  I learned this delicious recipe from her. Warning though, you are going to get SO hungry cooking this because the coconut milk smells amazing! 

Healthy dish – Some of the health benefits for this dish comes from the coconut milk and the potatoes. Coconut Milk is good for your heart, and boosts your immune system. Potatoes are packed with vitamin C and antioxidants!

An important note on the curry – which one you choose is SO important and makes this either an amazing dish or just an okay dish. So, make sure you find yourself either a tasty curry powder or tasty curry paste! Also, you don’t need to make this with just Asian type curries, you can also try Jaimaican curry powder (one of the best I’ve had before) or Indian.

A paleo note… Are you paleo? Because if so you might or might not find the fact that there are potatoes interesting. It used to be that white potatoes were a definite no-no on the paleo diet. However, nowadays lots of folks feel that white potatoes are okay/not harmful to them (including me!).  So, if you prefer to avoid white potatoes… check out the paleo sweet potato version here.

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup of onions, sliced
  • 1 white potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 4 tablespoons of Curry Powder or Curry Paste
  • 4 tablespoons of cooking oil/fat of choice (Olive oil, Butter, Coconut oil, Ghee, etc.) – Butter is my preference, but coconut also works well for this dish.
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

Do all your prep first, if you haven’t already: Cut your potatoes up in to small cubes,  slice up your onions, chop up your garlic, and cut your chicken in to small cubes.

In a large skillet, in low heat heat up 2 tbsp of cooking fat/oil of choice.  Once it melts, add curry powder in there.  Swirl it around until well blended.

Add in coconut milk.  (The one I used is a Thai coconut milk, but if you can’t find that any where there’s Thai Kitchen’s available here.)  Mix well.

Coconut Chicken Curry

Add potatoes to the coconut curry blend, and bring to a boil and then let simmer.

In a separate pan, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil/fat of choice and sauté the garlic and the onions .

Once the onions are translucent, throw in the cubed chickens. Cook lightly, and remove from heat.

Add the meat, onion, and garlic mixture to the coconut curry blend.

Let it cook for about 30 minutes or when your potatoes and chicken is cooked thoroughly (and try not to die of hunger with all that delicious coconut milk aroma in the air!).

Serve!

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Easy Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 cup of onions, sliced
  • 1 white potato, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 1 can of Full Fat Coconut Milk
  • 4 tablespoons of Curry Powder or Curry Paste
  • 4 tablespoons of cooking oil/fat of choice (Olive oil, Butter, Coconut oil, Ghee, etc.) – Butter is my preference, but coconut also works well for this dish.
  • Salt, as desired

Instructions

Do all your prep first, if you haven’t already: Cut your potatoes up in to small cubes,  slice up your onions, chop up your garlic, and cut your chicken in to small cubes.

In a large skillet, in low heat heat up 2 tbsp of cooking fat/oil of choice.  Once it melts, add curry powder in there.  Swirl it around until well blended.

Add in coconut milk. Mix well.

Add potatoes to the coconut curry blend, and bring to a boil and then let simmer.

In a separate pan, add 2 tbsp of cooking oil/fat of choice and sauté the garlic and the onions .

Once the onions are translucent, throw in the cubed chickens. Cook lightly, and remove from heat.

Add the meat, onion, and garlic mixture to the coconut curry blend.

Let it cook for about 30 minutes or when your potatoes and chicken is cooked thoroughly (and try not to die of hunger with all that delicious coconut milk aroma in the air!).

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 591 Total Fat: 45g Saturated Fat: 23g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 19g Cholesterol: 137mg Sodium: 373mg Carbohydrates: 23g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 32g
The nutrition information for this recipe is an approximate total per serving. Please double check the nutrition information for your exact ingredients and brands for more precise nutrition information.

113 comments

  1. This recipe is perfect and so delicious. We served it over rice even though I put in small potato. Never thought of a little peanut butter so might try that another time. Will try sweet potatoes also for a change. Thanks for a fast and yummy dinner recipe.😋

  2. This is my first time trying a curry recipe and while this was easy, I was underwhelmed by the flavor. It ended up being quite bland and left me wanting WAY more curry flavor. I think if I tried it again I would double the amount of curry, maybe add some peppers, add some salt, and take other suggestions from those who have tried it. I did use chicken breasts rather than thighs and added celery because I had extra in my fridge. I did think it was a very good base though, just not to my taste. Thanks so much for sharing!

    1. You could… but I’ve never tried this before and I think you will have to cook it longer if you don’t cut it in to pieces. Let me know how it goes if you try it! 🙂

  3. Funny thing is that I’ve made this recipe at least 15-20 times since finding it and it’s always a hit! The only thing I would recommend is to double the curry powder. My family usually likes more potatoes so I’ll usually add another. The recipe omits when to cook the chicken but I cook it with the garlic and onions at the same time. Hope that helps, great recipe all in all. Thanks Tina!

  4. Just a “QUICKIE” modification…….Used COCONUT OIL in place of OLIVE OIL……
    Birds of a feather and all that……
    It was DELICIOUS & very easy!
    Thank you

    1. Nope! That is in Step 5 where it says “Once the onions are translucent, throw in the cubed chickens.” That’s when you start cooking it.

  5. My husband & I love curry! I’ve tried many recipes over the years. Usually the recipes have too much work & little flavor. This was a big hit. Making again this week.

  6. This recipe requires me to scream from the rooftops (or internet) how ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS this recipe turned out (eating as i type)!!!!!! I did add an extra +1 Tbsp of curry powder, water chestnuts, a little chicken stock and some basil at serving. Hands down, BEST curry i’ve ever made. Restaurant style!! THANK YOU TIMES A MILLION!!! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!! ***********GO MAKE THIS RIGHT NOW!!!!!*************

  7. Thank you for the recipe! It turned out delicious even though I goofed on the instructions, and I didn’t have enough chicken so added some carrots and bell peppers. Plus, I’m not all that wild about the curry powder I have. So, I’m looking forward to following your recipe to a T next time and trying a different curry powder. Please tell your mom “thanks” for sharing the recipe with you.

  8. I am trying tonight and very excited! I will leave another post after trying. I will be adding a little Jamaican allspice and more veggies. Looking forward to seeing how it comes out. The pic looks delicious!

  9. Just made this and it was a hit! I did add fish sauce and a little fresh lime juice. I can see myself using this as a starting point for lots of great dishes. Thanks for the inspiration!

  10. Thanks for the recipe, I used red onion, 1tbsp spice island curry powder and 1tbsp caribbean rhythm hot curry powder and 1tbsp sugar. Was awesome, so good. Tell people its okay to try different variations of the recipe. They will be surprised on the outcome.

  11. Hello Tina,
    I came across this recipe tonight as I was trying to find something to cook with chicken breasts, and it was a very delicious meals that my girls are now taking some leftovers for lunch to school tomorrow 🙂 thank you and I have subscribed to your newsletter to keep updated with more yummy food

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