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Coconut Curry Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Coconut Curry Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

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One of my most popular recipes is this Easy Coconut Milk Curry Chicken recipe.  It’s easy and it’s yummy, so I guess what’s not to like!  I guess, if you don’t eat white potatoes, then you might not like it.  But that’s okay, because you can totally change it up and cook it with sweet potatoes like I do sometimes!  

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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 can of coconut milk (~13.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or ghee
  • Cooking oil of choice
  • Sea salt, as desired

By the way, this dish is super customizable!  Want to spice it up? Add chilli powder or jalapenos. Love veggies? Try mushrooms, green/red peppers, cauliflowers, and more!  Just wanting to try different flavors?  You can try lemongrass or basil too!  I also would like to let you know that the curry powder you use could impact the taste a lot, so choose a good one!  A few suggestions are:  Thai, Chinese, Jamaican, Indian.

Instructions

In a large skillet, heat up your butter on low heat. Once it melts, add curry powder and swirl it around until well blended with a spatula.

Add in the can of coconut milk, and swirl it around.

Continue heating the coconut milk blend, while in a separate skillet, sauté the garlic and the onions with the cooking oil of choice.

Once the onions are translucent, add in the cubed chickens.

When the meat is cooked very lightly, add the cubed sweet potatoes and sautéed chicken/onion/garlic mix in to the coconut milk mix in the other skillet.

Mix well together, and turn the heat up to high. Once it starts simmering, lower the heat to medium low, and cover.

Let it cook for about 30 minutes or when your chicken is cooked thoroughly, occasionally stirring.

Coconut Curry Chicken with Sweet Potatoes
Easy Paleo Coconut Milk Curry Chicken

Easy Paleo Coconut Milk Curry Chicken

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless chicken thighs, cubed
  • 1 sweet potato, cubed
  • 1 cup of chopped onions
  • 5 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 can of coconut milk (~13.5 oz)
  • 2 tablespoons of curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons of butter or ghee
  • Cooking oil of choice
  • Sea salt, as desired

Instructions

In a large skillet, heat up your butter on low heat. Once it melts, add curry powder and swirl it around until well blended with a spatula.

Add in the can of coconut milk, and swirl it around.

Continue heating the coconut milk blend, while in a separate skillet, sauté the garlic and the onions with the cooking oil of choice.

Once the onions are translucent, add in the cubed chickens.

When the meat is cooked very lightly, add the cubed sweet potatoes and sautéed chicken/onion/garlic mix in to the coconut milk mix in the other skillet.

Mix well together, and turn the heat up to high. Once it starts simmering, lower the heat to medium low, and cover.

Let it cook for about 30 minutes or when your chicken is cooked thoroughly, occasionally stirring.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 560Total Fat: 43gSaturated Fat: 27gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 160mgSodium: 423mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 31g

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Carrie

Monday 23rd of January 2017

Do you think the chicken could be swapped out for salmon somehow?

Tina T

Monday 23rd of January 2017

I've never tried that, and I don't see a solid reason why not... but I'm not so sure the taste will go together. If you really want to try it, I suggest you cook the Salmon separately, and then cook the coconut curry sauce separately and then pour the sauce over the Salmon afterwards. Let me know if you try it! I'm curious! Thanks!

Ashton

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

hi there, could i make this recipe with chicken breast instead of thigh?

Tina T

Tuesday 1st of November 2016

Most definitely, though I'm sure cooking time might be a bit different :)

Natalie

Sunday 25th of January 2015

The curry was really good. I like it and the hubster did too.

Gene

Saturday 29th of November 2014

Looks great! I think I will use white potatoes instead of sweet and add some fresh ginger, cilantro and scotch bonnet peppers.

Mama Malik

Tuesday 18th of November 2014

Thank you for this! It tasted wonderful especially on the second day

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