Easy Chicken Curry

Easy Chicken Curry August 10, 20159 Comments

Easy Chicken Curry

This is one of my favorite easy five ingredient meals!

Coconut Milk – Canned
Five Spice Powder
Curry Powder

*Base your quantities of chicken, rice, and coconut milk on how many people you have for the meal. If you have over three large chicken breasts, I’d suggest using two cans of coconut milk, otherwise, using one would be plenty.

Quick Steps

1. Slice the chicken into your desired shape and size.  I prefer skinny strips for this meal,

2. Cook the chicken in a skillet without any spices.

3. Prepare the rice.

4. Heat the coconut milk in a shallow pot/pan until boiling.

5. Add the spices to taste.  The original recipe I used years ago called for 2 tablespoons of each which I found was not enough.  Remember, you can always add spice but you can never take it out.

6. Let the sauce mixture simmer until it cooks down a bit then add the chicken.  You can add the sauce to the chicken but I find it’s easier to add the chicken to the sauce that way the I don’t spill.

Bringing it all Together

7. Add rice to a plate or bowl and top with the chicken and sauce mixture.  Enjoy!

Do you have any suggestions for this meal?  I leave out ginger because it’s not something I typically have in my house.

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  1. My husband is a HUGE fan of chicken curry. He could probably eat it every day. This simplified recipe will help me out more than you know. The recipe his mother shared has a lot of ingredients and prep time.

  2. I could eat Thai inspired Red Chicken Curry probably every day and never get tired of it. It’s so nice and versatile because you can add whatever vegetables you have laying around.

    I personally would skip the 5 spice powder and curry powder and instead use curry paste from your local Asian market, and not the stuff (Thai Kitchen) at the grocery store. Mae Ploy is a great brand but it contains seafood, so I use Aroy D curry paste. Yum! These 14 oz tubs of curry cost less than $3 each at the Asian market we buy from and they last months in the refrigerator. My family likes red chicken curry extra spicy.

    1. Awesome! I’m a 5 spice fanatic! I actually recently added 5 spice to my pancakes and they were amazing!

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