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Coconut Milk Chicken Curry

Coconut Milk Curry ChickenThis is a delicious Malaysian mix of cream and spice, starting with a homemade spice mixture.

Coconut Milk Chicken Curry


1 onion, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon fresh ginger, coarsely chopped
5 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons aji panca paste
5 brazil nuts
1 tablespoon oil
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon palillo
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
2 pounds chicken breast, cut into bite sized pieces
1 pound of potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 stalks of lemongrass, cut into 2 inch lengths and flattened
1 cup coconut milk
1 cup water
2 teaspoons salt


1. Heat oil over medium heat in a large, heavy saucepan. Saute onion, ginger, garlic, and Brazil nuts. Once lightly browned, use a hand blender to process into a paste. Heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add paste and aji panca paste and fry for 4 minutes, add cinnamon, cumin, coriander, palillo and cloves; fry 1 more minute.

2. Stir the chicken into the spice mixture, turn to coat completely. Add the potatoes, lemon grass, 1 cup of the coconut milk and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes, stirring occasionally.

3. Stir in salt. Cook 5 more minutes.

Yield: Serves 4
Source: Flatbreads & Flavors


2 Responses to “Coconut Milk Chicken Curry”

  1. Mmmmm, coconut milk chicken curry…. It looks delicious, Gretchen!

    Posted by Elizabeth | March 6, 2012, 3:32 pm


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