Chicken in Coconut Milk

Recipe by JustJanS

I've simplified and altered the original recipe to suit our tastes, and I think it's pretty good.

Top Review by ArianaYoda

Excellent. I was nervous about trying this as I was missing several ingredients: Lemon grass, curry leaves, Laos powder and he chilies. My dh rarely has seconds and loved this. I added sambul to substitute for the red chilies, chopped the ginger finely instead of grating. Thanks so much.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, combine garlic, salt, pepper, ginger, almond meal, coriander, cinnamon, cummin, and laos if used.
  2. Mix to a paste, adding a little oil if necessary.
  3. Rub paste into the chicken and set aside whilst you cook the onions.
  4. Heat the oil in a frying pan and cook the chillies and onions slowly until golden brown.
  5. Add the spiced chicken and cook until it changes colour.
  6. Add the coconut milk, curry leaves and lemon grass or rind and stir until it comes to the boil.
  7. Reduce heat and cook for 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked and tender.
  8. Remove from the heat and add the lemon juice and season to taste with extra salt if necessary.

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