Friday, May 1, 2009

Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry

So my recent trip "around the world" (via the zoo) had me wanting to try something totally different for dinner last night to continue our world travels. I decided on a spicy chicken coconut curry.

It's a hearty, spicy but sweet meal that really isn't too difficult to put together. The hardest thing is letting it simmer long enough; it smells so good, it's hard to wait!

Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry

2 Tbsp. olive oil
3 Tbsp. spicy curry paste
2 cloves garlic, pressed
1 lb. chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 (14 oz.) can lite coconut milk
1 (14 oz.) can petite diced tomatoes (undrained)
1/2 c. tomato sauce
3 Tbsp. sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add curry paste and stir constantly for about 2 minutes. Add garlic and stir until fragrant. Add in chicken. Cook 7-9 minutes until chicken is fully cooked. Pour coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce and sugar over chicken. Add salt and pepper to taste (I used 2 pinches of salt and 3-4 grinds of fresh pepper). Reduce heat to low and simmer for 1 hour until sauce is reduced and thickened. Serve over rice.


Jen @ said...

Looks delicious - my husband would love it! I will have to give it a try!

Jenn said...

Yes!!! i love chicken curry!!! Well done. If only I can get get the other members of the household to love curry as much as I do.

LK- Healthy Delicious said...

I love coconut curry! this looks really good.

Tangled Noodle said...

Wow - this dish looks so deep and rich! Curries of all kinds are some of our favorite dishes - this recipe would find a happy home (in our tummies).

But you've got me curious: how was this zoo trip that sparked your global food tour? My husband and I are zoo-goers; any city we visit, we always try to check out the menagerie!

ValleyWriter said...

Tangled Noodle - The zoo trip was great! You can check out some pics in a previous post at