Coconut Curry Chicken

This is a very simple, creamy curry with not too much heat.

Coconut Curry Chicken

2 tbsp coconut oil
1 whole chicken, pieced
3 onions
4 carrots
1” ginger, minced
2 tbsp curry powder
1 tsp fenugreek
400 ml full fat coconut milk
lime juice
salt & pepper


In a large pot, heat up your coconut oil over medium heat. Put the chicken pieces in, skin-side-down, to brown. You will probably need to do this in a couple batches. Give them plenty of time– if you try to turn them too soon, the skin will stick to the bottom. If they release easily, then they are probably ready to turn. Brown the other side, too.Remove the pieces from the pot when they’re browned.

Add your onions to the oil in the pan, and use a wooden spatula to scrape up the bits of chicken stuck to the bottom of the pan. Let them cook for about 4 minutes or so, then add the carrots and keep scraping for another minute or two. Salt a little as you go, to build flavor.Add the spices, ginger and garlic in, and stir them with the vegetables and let them toast in the oil for about a minute– you don’t want them to burn, just to get really fragrant.

Put the chicken pieces back into the pot, and pour in the coconut milk. Add a little hot water to the can to rinse and add that to the pot, as well– the liquid should be about to the chicken on top.Cover and cook for 45 minutes to an hour, moving things around in there a couple of times while it cooks. Check for seasoning*, and add lemon juice to taste– a nice little acid kick here is important for flavor balance. Add more salt or pepper, if needed. Top with chopped cilantro right before serving.

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