4.5
2 ratings

Indian Coconut Chicken

An aromatic array of warm spices add flavor without calories

Recipe Courtesy Healthy With Nedi

"This is one of my all time favorite dishes. My mom used to make it for my best friend and I, and we could never get enough of it! The original recipe is made with basmati rice, but I prefer using quinoa instead for extra protein and fiber."

-Neda

Ingredients

For the Indian Coconut Chicken

  • 1 Dried chile pepper, crushed
  • 1 Teaspoon coriander seeds, crushed
  • 1 Teaspoon cumin seeds, crushed
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 Teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 Cup peanut oil
  • 1/2 Cup onions, diced
  • 3 Garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger root, minced
  • 1 Green chile pepper, diced
  • 3 Chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3/4 Cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 1/2 Cup unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1 Cup cooked quinoa
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro, chopped

Directions

For the Indian Coconut Chicken

In a pan, roast chile pepper, coriander, cumin, pepper, and turmeric until they give off an aroma for 1-2 minutes. Turn off heat and transfer spices to a bowl on the side. 

In the same pan, heat peanut oil & sauté onions for 3-4 minutes. Add garlic, ginger, chile pepper, and chicken. Sauté for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

Add roasted spices, chicken stock, and coconut milk. Simmer on low to medium heat for 20 minutes.

Cook quinoa as per box instruction, and season to taste with lime and sea salt.

Serve over quinoa and garnish with cilantro.

 

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving600
Total Fat45g69%
Sugar2gN/A
Saturated22g100%
Cholesterol84mg28%
Protein33g66%
Carbs19g6%
Vitamin A41µg5%
Vitamin B120.5µg8.1%
Vitamin B60.9mg44.9%
Vitamin C22mg37%
Vitamin D0.5µg0.1%
Vitamin E3mg15%
Vitamin K5µg6%
Calcium62mg6%
Fiber2g10%
Folate (food)45µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)45µg11%
Iron6mg31%
Magnesium114mg28%
Monounsaturated13gN/A
Niacin (B3)15mg73%
Phosphorus416mg59%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium723mg21%
Riboflavin (B2)0.2mg11.9%
Sodium114mg5%
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg12%
Trans0.1gN/A
Zinc2mg15%