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Coconut Curry Chicken

Oma Darling
Coconut Curry Chicken is tender, succulent chicken, braised in warm, spicy, coconut milk and served over rice.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 8


  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 large jalapeno peppers , seeded and chopped
  • 1 large red, bell peppers, julienned
  • 2 cloves chopped, garlic
  • 2-1/2 tbsp red curry paste I used Thai Red Curry Paste
  • 2 tbsp yellow, curry powder
  • 1-1/2 tbsp garam masala powder
  • 1 14 ounce coconut milk
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 bunch chopped, cilantro for garnish


  • Salt and pepper chicken, then place oil in a large, hot, skillet and sear each side of the chicken for about 5 minutes. If you are doubling this recipe, cook the chicken in batches. When the chicken is done remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  • Next, add the julienned bell pepper and the chopped Jalapeno peppers to the remaining oil in the skillet. Remove the seeds of the pepper if you don't want the dish as spicy. Saute for about 5-7 minutes.
  • Add in the chopped, garlic, curry paste and powder, garam masala, coconut milk, to the peppers in the skillet, stir to combine and season with salt and pepper.
  • Then add the chicken back into the skillet and submerge the chicken pieces in the coconut curry liquid and cook for approximately 30 minutes. Flip the chicken over at about the 15 minute mark to make sure the chicken gets fully cooked or internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees.
  • Serve this over white or brown rice, noodles or even cauliflower rice. Garnish with chopped cilantro, or fresh, chopped parsley and additional sliced Jalapeno peppers and/or red pepper flakes.
Keyword Coconut Curry Chicken