Chicken Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk

Are you looking to try a new Indian recipe? Experimenting with different ingredients can lead to exciting with tasty mouthwatering results. If creating a curry is new to you, here are a few different variations of the a Chicken Curry recipe with coconut milk that are a great starting point.

Here is a basic Chicken Curry Recipe with Coconut Milk


  • 4 boneless chicken thighs
  • 1 c. sliced onions
  • 1 potato
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1 can of coconut milk (13.5 oz)
  • 2 T curry powder
  • 2 T butter
  • Olive oil
  • Salt to taste


Begin by cubing the chicken and potato and setting aside. Next, in a large skillet, melt the butter over low heat and then mix in the curry powder. Then add in the can of coconut milk.

In a separate skillet saute the chopped up onions and garlic in the olive oil until they are transluscent. Then add in the chicken and lightly cook.

Add in the potatoes and the curry mixture and increase the heat. Once it starts boiling, lower the heat to medium and cover. Let it simmer for 30 minutes or until the chicken is thoroughly cooked through.

Another variation would include many of the same ingredients plus a few extra:

  • 1 lg onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 ½ lb cubed chicken breast
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 t chili powder
  • 2 t curry powder
  • ½ t. ground turmeric
  • 1 14oz can of coconut milk
  • 1 T honey
  • salt and peper to taste


Heat the skillet on a high temperature with olive oil and saute the onions and pepper until they are soft.

Then add in the cubed chicken, garlic and spices and saute the mixture for 2 minutes. Season it will a little salt and pepper. Add in the coconut milk and honey and bring it to a boil then reduce and let it simmer until the chicken is cooked. Adjust the seasoning as need be.

Add On

One of the great things about starting with a Chicken curry recipe with coconut milk is that you can add in and take out various ingredients.

If you prefer sweet potato over regular potato, substitute it in. Perhaps you don't have curry powder. Pull out the curry paste instead.

For a healthy variations, add in lentils and peas to give it extra nutrition. If you want something more spicy, throw in a cinnamon stick and a few red chiles to the mixture.

Most importantly though, don't forget the fluffy Basmati rice and the Naan bread. Enjoy!

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