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chicken curry garnished with green onions on a white plate


Colette Z
In this recipe, you will learn the quickest and easiest way to make a delicious chicken curry. This is not an Indian dish but it is so yummy. It does not require a lot of ingredients and it takes very little time to make. Bonus: it is with coconut milk.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
15 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Dinner party, Dinner., Entree, Holiday meals, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mediterranean
Servings 6


  • 2 Pounds Boneless, skinless chicken brests Cut into thin bite-sized cubes
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil You can also use vegetable oil
  • 2/3 Cup Onions Thinly chopped
  • 3 Garlic cloves Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Curry powder
  • 1 Can 14 FL OZ Coconut milk Unsweetened, full fat
  • 1 Can 14.5 Oz Italian style diced tomatoes Do not drain
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar White
  • Salt and pepper To taste


  • Step 1:  -Prepare the chicken. Trim any excess fat. Cut the meat into small thin bite-sized cubes. Set aside. Chop the onions and garlic. Set aside.
    Step 2: - In a heated saucepan, add olive oil and curry powder. Gently sauté the curry powder over medium-low heat for about 2 minutes to release their aromas and essential oils. This technique brings out the curry powder's flavor more.
    Step 3: - Add chopped onions and garlic. Sauté for about 1 minutes until onions have turned a little brown. Now add the chicken. Raise heat to medium-high heat. Stir and cook until chicken is no longer pink. Do not cover. Do not worry if the chicken has water. Just keep cooking over medium-high heat until moisture is almost gone. For about 7-10 minutes.
    Step 4: -Add coconut milk and diced tomatoes. Cover the lid halfway, not all the way. Boil for a few minutes so you can be able to taste the seasonings. Add just a tiny bit of salt, sugar, and pepper to taste. Simmer on low heat for about 30 minutes with the lid partially closed. Keep tasting it and add more sugar and pepper if needed until you are satisfied with the flavor. 
    Step 5: Remove from the stove. Let sit for at least 15 minutes to let the sauce set and thicken. 
    Step 6: Serve and Bon appetite!



If you want the curry to have a reddish color, you can add tomato paste.
If you want a richer coconut flavor, you can add coconut cream. The sugar helps to bring out the sweet flavor of the coconut milk.
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