Quick Thai Coconut Curry Recipe

by - Saturday, June 08, 2019

I have a big craving for coconut and lime almost all the time. Even before I was pregnant you could talk me into a coconut and lime combo any day. After drooling over several recipes, I adapted one of my own for a quick and easy meal that seamlessly goes into my meal rotation. This is easily a 30 min meal if you have all the ingredients on hand. It's basically sautéing the veggies, cooking the chicken, and creating the sauce. Plus it's pretty much all in the same pan. Easy and done!
Quick & Easy Coconut Curry
Serves 4, or 2 very hungry people

  • 2lbs chicken
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbs ginger, or ginger paste (it's WAY easier)
  • 2 tbs red Thai curry paste
  • 1 (8oz) can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup of broccoli 
  • 2  1/2 tbs curry powder (I use a madras curry, but regular curry is fine)
  • Garnish: cilantro, green onion, limes, red cabbage
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cub of rice, made in rice cooker
  1. Sauté onions, ginger, garlic with tbs coconut oil or vegetable oil on a medium heat.
  2. Start rice instructions. I use a rice cooker and it's so easy! I recommend a smaller rice cooker because there is really no need to have that much rice. A little goes a long way!
  3. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets, drizzle with vegetable oil, and top with salt and pepper. Bake at 375 for the remainder of the time (about 15 min).
  4. Add chopped red bell pepper, chicken, curry powder. Cook chicken through.
  5. Add Thai curry paste and mix ingredients. Add more if desired.  
  6. Combine can of coconut milk and let boil for a few min before bringing down to a simmer. Add salt if needed.
  7. While the food is simmering, start cutting garnishes: cilantro, green onion, limes, red cabbage
  8. Finally, check on your broccoli to make sure it is cooked. Then add salt and pepper to curry mixture. 
  9. Assemble your dish how you like it and enjoy! Personally, I like plenty of lime. 
Note: If you want more spice, try adding cayenne pepper. Also, if you don't like broccoli use zucchini or carrots or whatever veggies you do like. Honestly, make it your own!




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