by Olena

Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

by Olena

Simple Indian Chicken Curry with coconut milk and cauliflower is 30 minute healthy dinner recipe entire family will love. Rave reviews even from picky eaters and lots of leftovers to freeze.

In my world, curry is simple, heart healthy and delicious. I remember even my Ukrainian grandma used to make chicken curry. It is simply a combo of coconut milk, curry powder and ginger with any veggies or meat. I served it over brown rice but quinoa would be great too. Lots of leftovers you can freeze.

With a perfect balance of lean protein and vegetables, this chicken curry recipe can be made all vegan using extra cauliflower and served over brown rice or quinoa. Mild enough for the little ones. For my youngest son I diluted his portion with Greek yogurt to make it less spicy. Oldest one made it alive.:)

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How to Make Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

  1. Cook brown rice or quinoa as per package instructions. Simple Indian Chicken Curry with coconut milk and cauliflower is 30 minute healthy dinner recipe entire family will love. Rave reviews even from picky eaters and lots of leftovers to freeze.
  2. Preheat large non-stick deep skillet on low – medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion, garlic, ginger, bell peppers and cook until soft, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add coconut milk, honey, curry powder, turmeric, cornstarch, salt, pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, add cauliflower + chicken and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes. Simple Indian Chicken Curry with coconut milk and cauliflower is 30 minute healthy dinner recipe entire family will love. Rave reviews even from picky eaters and lots of leftovers to freeze.
  4. Serve hot, on a bed of brown rice or quinoa, garnished with cilantro and green onions.Simple Indian Chicken Curry with coconut milk and cauliflower is 30 minute healthy dinner recipe entire family will love. Rave reviews even from picky eaters and lots of leftovers to freeze.
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Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk and Cauliflower

5 from 2 reviews

Simple Indian Chicken Curry with coconut milk and cauliflower is 30 minute healthy dinner recipe entire family will love. Rave reviews even from picky eaters and lots of leftovers to freeze.

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 27 minutes
  • Total Time: 37 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings (no rice)

Ingredients

  • Brown rice or quinoa, for serving
  • 1.5 lbs cauliflower (4 cups), cut into small florets
  • 1.5 lbs boneless & skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1″ pieces*
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced halves
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 inch ginger, minced
  • 2 medium bell peppers, cut into 2 inch strips
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 14 oz can coconut milk, full fat
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • 2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (for GF version) or 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt
  • Ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green onions, chopped

Instructions

  1. Cook brown rice or quinoa as per package instructions.
  2. Preheat large non-stick deep skillet on low – medium heat and add olive oil. Add onion, garlic, ginger, bell peppers and cook until soft, about 7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add coconut milk, honey, curry powder, turmeric, cornstarch, salt, pepper and stir to combine. Bring to a boil, add cauliflower + chicken and stir. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  4. Serve hot, on a bed of brown rice or quinoa, garnished with cilantro and green onions.

Notes

*Substitute chicken for extra cauliflower for a vegan version.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

I don’t believe in diets, neither I think we were born to eat. This website reflects my healthy relationship with food – I like simple whole foods meals with a bit of lean protein, heavy on veggies and a sprinkle of complex carbs.

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  1. This is the first curry recipe I’ve ever made and I couldn’t believe how easy it was! It has become a staple in our house and I can’t how many times I’ve made it!! Love it and how much confidence it’s given me to try new things 🙂

  2. I made this tonight and used riced cauliflower instead of quinoa or brown rice. It was so good, even my picky daughter ate it

  3. Delicious!!!! My family loved this! I’m a bit of a spice wimp so I only used 2 tsp. of curry and it was yummy. Definitely a keeper!

  4. Hello there! When you add the chicken to the cooking dish, are you supposed to add uncooked chicken at that time or should you precook the chicken then add it? Thank you!

    1. Most definitely freezes well. I have made a few containers of this for lunches for work, and they defrost then reheat fine 🙂

  5. Loved the idea of this… my husband and I thought it needed more curry powder. I ran out after the 2 tbsp. Will definitely bump up the spices in the future. Great concept… Fresh and comforting.

  6. I made this tonight and it was very good, but if I make it again, I won’t add the bell peppers until 10 minutes before the dish is ready. The chicken and cauliflower took longer than 20 minutes to cook, and the peppers came out too mushy.

  7. Hi Olena. I just made this recipe last night and it was delicious. I have decided to make a change in my life and my family’s as well to eat clean and healthy foods. I appreciate your work, thank you so much! I’m making the spaghetti squash chicken Alfredo boats tonight and I can already see its gonna be amazing! Thanks again and I’m looking forward to more of your food recipes. Blessings!!!!

  8. Making this as we speak… kitchen smells heavenly. But not seeing where in the recipe instructions the honey is called for? Wasn’t sure so I just put in a little bit with the sauce. Can you clarify? Thanks!