5 Ingredient Coconut Curry Chicken

Well Sunday, here you are again… really, already?!

How does that always happen so fast?

At least Fanatic Mom and I had a fabulous time shopping yesterday, from our favorite wine store to a specialty tea shop to the European market to consignment shops galore, it was definitely a much needed girls day out 🙂

Check out this fabulous find from the tea shop too!

Consider my tastebuds seduced. 

After tasting this blueberry tea in the store I just had to pick up some to take home.  It tasted like a warm blueberry muffin with each and every sip.  Wowza!

We’ve only been to Umami a handful of times, however I really need to change that.  Such a quality product and seriously mouth watering-ly delicious. 

After shopping I arrived home to a completely cleaned house, holiday decorations (finally) put away and all.  Yep, sometimes they surprise ya 😉

So since The Man earned some major points from that lil’ task, I decided we should make it an afternoon at the movies seeing a film that he’s been talking about for weeks:

Tron 2 – in 3D.

I have to say that I wasn’t too excited about this one going into it.  However I was pleasantly surprised and really enjoyed it!  The Man said it was because they played so much techno-type music (my fave!) – he could tell I was “really into it” haha 😛

We got out of the movie just around dinner time and in lieu of eating out decided to scrounge around the last of the groceries (shopping trip on the agenda today!) for a tasty home cooked meal.

Enter these guys:

5 Ingredient Coconut Chicken Curry

  • (1) 2 whole chicken legs (1 lb)
  • (2) 1 onion, chopped
  • (3) 1 can lite coconut milk
  • (4) 1.5 tsp Muchi curry
  • (5) 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 tblsp coconut oil
  • sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • white rice to serve

This recipe is very similar to the Shrimp Curry in a Hurry that I’ve made before – see, curry at home can be so easy!

The only chicken we had on hand was in the freezer too… and whole chicken legs.  But I was determined to make it work.

So I poached the chicken in some boiling water until done, then removed from the bone and cut into medium size pieces.

Then, in a hot pan, I added the coconut oil and onion – cooking over medium for about 5 minutes until soft.  Then I added in the chicken plus some salt and pepper.

See how glossy the coconut oil makes everything?

And if you’ve never used coconut oil in the kitchen you should definitely give it a try!  Tonight I used this Spectrum unrefined organic coconut oil:

It lends a really great flavor to a dish like this and also is full of great health benefits (check them out!)

In fact, I add it to my morning oats every single day 😀

After another few minutes I added the spices until they were warm and fragrant.

Then the coconut milk.


Served atop a bed of plump white rice, this dinner was not to disappoint!

I mean, what’s not to like about a warm & creamy sweet coconut curry sauce with a punch of red pepper spice?!

Not much friends.  Not much at all 🙂

Definitely give this a try if you are looking for a super simple dish that packs some serious flavor!

Well I guess I better get to the grocery store and then get myself in football mode – this Packers house is crossing their fingers for a big win today! 😛



10 responses to “5 Ingredient Coconut Curry Chicken

  1. Yay for 5 ingredient recipes, and especially one that makes curry! I love curry and will definitely be making this recipe.

  2. Yum! That sounds really good! I’m trying to make my SIL start reading your blog so she’ll make me your yummy recipes since I”m too lazy haha. This one looks like something we would both love!

  3. Mmmmm – that tea sounds SO so good! I need to mix it up on my tea flavors….my taste buds are gettin’ a little bored. 🙂

    I’m rooting for your Packers today!

  4. Wahoo for a fun shopping day with your Mom! The beverage find looks awesome. I bet the engineering nerd is me would love that movie! Great din din. I’ve never made or eaten a curry dish. I need to expand my horizons. Enjoy football!

  5. Well this just looks delicious! I’ll have to try this out – maybe substitute tofu. I think that it would work!

  6. For some silly reason, curry is my “scary food”! I have never actually had curry and I’m sure I would love it if I ever had it, I just have this fear of smelling like BO after!! :-/ (so childish I know) although this sounds really yummy. I think I just need to suck it up, be a big girl and the adventurous foodie I know I am and try some!

    • You definitely need to try curry! The coconut milk in this dish really mellows out the curry I think so it’d be a great way to try it for the first time 🙂

  7. I will I promise I just need to suck it and I’m sure I’ll love it! For such an adventurous eater, what a strange thing to be affraid of huh?! haha

  8. Pingback: Lindsey’s First Ever CURRY! | trailtotrain

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