Coconut Chicken Curry

Coconut Chicken Curry

5 from 26 votes
A simple coconut chicken curry that will leave everyone wanting more. This chicken curry recipe is deliciously served with any type of rice or naan! A quick and delicious mild chicken recipe with bags of flavour.

This easy chicken curry recipe is made with beautifully marinated chicken, an array of Indian spices and simmered with coconut milk. Pair this coconut chicken curry with basmati rice or homemade naan to allow it to soak up the flavours of the flavourful sauce of the coconut curry.

A tasty and saucy coconut curry that is so delicious. This coconut curry recipe is so quick to make that it takes less time to make than ordering from your local Indian takeaway. Sure to please any fan of great Indian cuisine.

There are so many different types of chicken curries out there from chicken jalfrezi to chicken karahi. However, this coconut chicken curry is another very well-loved recipe of mine. It’s different to the others due to the use of coconut milk, but this is still so delicious.

I highly recommend making this with bone-in chicken as it allows for a deeper flavour. You could make it boneless chicken breasts or boneless chicken thighs if you wanted to. However, it is best to use bones in this curry.

This is a relatively healthy curry that isn’t too spicy and is suitable for most people. The coconut milk adds a creaminess to the curry and balances out the addition of spice.

I love to serve this curry with rice. The basmati rice absorbs all the wonderful flavours of this curry, and it makes for a delicious dinner. Alternatively, you could serve it with chapatti or naan.

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Coconut Chicken Curry

by Nabeela Kauser
A simple coconut chicken curry that will leave everyone wanting more. This chicken curry recipe is delicious served with any type of rice or naan! A quick and delicious mild chicken recipe with bags of flavour.
5 from 26 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Marination Time 30 mins
Total Time 1 hr 25 mins
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 5
Calories 286 kcal



  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken with the salt, red chilli powder, turmeric powder, garlic paste, ginger paste and cumin powder then leave to marinade for at least an hour
  • In a pan heat up the oil on medium heat until hot
  • Add the onions and fry until browned
  • Add the marinated chicken and cook for 10 minutes
  • Add tomatoes then cover and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add the coconut milk and water then cover again and cook for 15-20 minutes
  • Add coriander to garnish
  • Serve warm with homemade naan bread!



Calories: 286kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 11gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 516mgPotassium: 357mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 655IUVitamin C: 10mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 31mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Chicken, Curry, Dinner, Spicy
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7 months ago

5 stars
Easy recipe to make and delicious every time!

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