Recipe video above. This is a Western style curry, and it's the easiest chicken curry I know how to make with the least ingredients possible without sacrificing tastiness! Very mild, not spicy at all (assuming curry powder is mild).
Keyword: Chicken Curry, Coconut Chicken Curry
2garlic cloves, minced
1/2onion , finely chopped
500g / 1lbchicken thighs, sliced(Note 1)
2.5tbspcurry powder(Note 2)
270 ml / 1.25 cupscoconut milk, full fat (9 oz) (Note 3)
1.5 cups (375 ml)chicken stock low sodium
1/4cupcoriander / cilantro leaves, chopped
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Cook garlic, ginger and onion for 3 minutes until onion is translucent.
Add chicken and cook until it it changes from pink to white.
Add curry powder and cook for 2 minutes.
Add coconut milk and chicken stock. Stir, lower heat to medium and cook, simmering rapidly, for 10 minutes until sauce reduces and thickens.
Add peas and salt. Cook for a further 2 minutes, then taste to see if it needs more salt. Garnish with coriander.
Serve over rice, noodles or mashed potato!
1. Chicken -skinless boneless thigh is best because it stays juicy even after the required simmering time.
Chicken breast - sprinkle with 2 tsp extra curry powder plus pinch of salt and pepper. Sear first in a bit of oil then remove (no need to cook through). Follow recipe - fry off curry with just the onion. Add breast back in towards end of sauce simmering, just to finish cooking.
Shrimp/prawns or fish pieces - as above with breast.
Other proteins (beef, turkey, lamb, pork) - use a quick cooking cut that's tender and juicy, slice or dice. Follow chicken breast steps.
Vegetables - add into sauce based on cooking time.
2. Curry powder - any brand is fine, I use Clives and Keens. Use Mild for not spicy, Hot for spicy! Note: different brands have different saltiness, so taste sauce at end to see if it needs more salt.3. Coconut milk - Full fat has better coconut flavour and is creamier. Light is ok but add 2 tsp cornflour mixed with splash of water (to thicken sauce slightly).4. Nutrition per serving, excluding rice.