Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry

Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry
Staff Writer
Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry

El San Juan Resort & Casino

Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry

While the flavors of curry are often complex, its preparation doesn't have to be. Here's a chicken curry that's simple enough to put together on a weeknight, and many of the ingredients may already be in the pantry. Do give it a try, and feel free to cut back on the heat by using fewer jalapeños.

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2  Tablespoon  vegetable oil
  • 2  Pounds  boneless, skinless chicken breast, diced
  • onions, diced
  • jalapeños, minced
  • clove garlic
  • 2  Tablespoons  cilantro, minced
  • 2  Tablespoons  minced ginger
  • 1  Teaspoon  turmeric
  • 2 1/2  Teaspoons  cumin
  • 1/8  Teaspoon  cayenne
  • 2 1/4  Teaspoons  ground coriander
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1  Cup  coconut milk
  • Greek yogurt, for serving
  • Pita bread, warmed, for serving

Directions

In a large pan, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until golden brown. Stir in the onions and cook until lightly browned.

Stir in the jalapeños, garlic, cilantro, and ginger. Cook for 30 seconds. Add the turmeric, cumin, cayenne, and coriander. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Reduce the heat to low and add the coconut milk. Cook until the liquid has thickened. Serve with a dollop of Greek yogurt and pita bread.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
17%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
218mg
73%
Carbohydrate, by difference
4g
3%
Protein
61g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
83µg
12%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
1mg
1%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
13µg
14%
Calcium, Ca
93mg
9%
Choline, total
218mg
51%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Folate, total
3µg
1%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
77mg
24%
Niacin
18mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
3mg
60%
Phosphorus, P
507mg
72%
Selenium, Se
61µg
100%
Sodium, Na
283mg
19%
Water
166g
6%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chicken Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.

Chicken Wine Pairing

Pinot noir, gamay, merlot, zinfandel, carménère, pinotage, or grenache with grilled, roasted, or other simply cooked chicken; chardonnay, pinot gris/grigio, pinot blanc, or chenin blanc with chicken in cream or light tomato sauce or with chicken crêpes or croquettes; sauvignon blanc or sémillon with fried chicken; viognier with spiced chicken dishes.