Coconut Milk Chicken Curry

Among the very few certainties in life, is the assurance that chicken curry in coconut milk will for sure taste amazing. Am not kidding try cooking chicken and just pour in coconut milk and see for yourself. It will taste good. of course there are people who have preferences and will add this and that and come with amazing different flavors, but the base (chicken and coconut milk) pair well together. Here is my coconut milk chicken curry in coconut milk that i made by just “trial and error”.

I start by cooking the chicken in onions and spices, to give it the most flavor so it really does not need for you to marinate it.  Your coconut milk can might be different than mine but i used almost a whole can that was 400 ml.

Of course you can just wing it and come up with your own flavor, please share if you do?


  • 1 1/2  pound Chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon ginger crushed ( less if ground powder)
  • A tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 can (400ml)  coconut milk
  • 1 thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 fresh juicy tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Dash of paprika
  • salt to taste
  • coriander/chives to garnish (optional)


In your cooking pan/pot add the cooking oil and onions. Cook this until cooked and crispy, Add the garlic and fresh ginger. Add the chicken and let it cook for a few minutes and add in the spices. Keep turning the chicken around and let it cook in the spices for 5 minutes. It should be dry but very aromatic. Add your chopped tomatoes and let them crush completely then pour in the coconut milk, taste for salt and add as needed then cover it and let it simmer for 20-30 minutes.  You want it to be very creamy and flavorful so give it that time.

Good luck waiting that long with that coconut curry smell all up in your kitchen! but seriously, wait.

Serve and enjoy. This makes 3 servings (we might be greedy so let me know how many you serve if you make it)


You can do without the oil if you start cooking the chicken first because the chicken skin has fat.  Still on the topic of oil, use whichever cooking oil you use, i just have an olive oil preference.

Enjoy Don’t forget to let me know if you like it.

Happy cooking


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