Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry

Spicy Chicken Coconut Curry

El San Juan Resort & Casino


  • 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

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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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.


Calories per serving:

378 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb, Low Sodium Sugar Conscious, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 19g 29%
  • Carbs 9g 3%
  • Saturated 10g 50%
  • Fiber 2g 7%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 2g
  • Monounsaturated 5g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 43g 86%
  • Cholesterol 132mg 44%
  • Sodium 93mg 4%
  • Calcium 51mg 5%
  • Magnesium 87mg 22%
  • Potassium 858mg 25%
  • Iron 3mg 19%
  • Zinc 2mg 11%
  • Phosphorus 459mg 66%
  • Vitamin A 22µg 2%
  • Vitamin C 12mg 20%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 15%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 21%
  • Niacin (B3) 18mg 90%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 79%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 35µg 9%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 6%
  • Vitamin D 2IU 0%
  • Vitamin E 2mg 11%
  • Vitamin K 6µg 8%
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