Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Coriander and Chili Chicken Curry

I had a craving for coriander - isn't that a strange thing to crave? I just couldn't get the smell of coriander out of my mind, so I decided to include it in our dinner. The spicy kick from the jalapeno balanced out the sweetness of the coconut milk and carrots. I added lots of fresh coriander towards the end, which gave it great flavor as well as fragrance.

the curry simmering in the pot

on a plate with a small baked sweet potato 

1 onion, medium size, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 jalapeno peppers
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

400 ml coconut milk
1 1/2 teaspoons cumin powder
1 1/2 teaspoons coriander powder
2 teaspoons curry powder
salt to taste
pinch of cinnamon

4 chicken breasts thinly sliced
3 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 bunch fresh coriander

1) Sauté the onion and garlic in the extra virgin oil until slightly colored
2) Add the jalapeno to the onion and garlic mix and sauté for 1-2 minutes
3) Add the chicken to the pan and lightly brown the breast strips
4) In a separate pot, add the coconut milk, coriander, and spices. Mix and bring to a simmer.
5) Add the chicken and onion mixture to the coconut milk mix. Cook for 5 minutes.
6) Add the chopped carrots and coriander leaves. Cover and cook for another 15 minutes on low heat.

I would have loved to have had this with a bowl of rice or some warm naan, but since I'm on the Whole Life Challenge, I opted for a baked sweet potato instead. Again, the spice from the chili helped cut through the sweetness making it a nice mix of sweet a savory.


  1. This sounds like something my daughter and I would love. Thanks for sharing! :)

    1. You're welcome :) I hope you like it. Let me know how it turns out if you make it.

  2. Looks very yummy! I like chicken curry and the yams included...I can only imagine. My wife only knows two spices - salt and pepper. :-)

    1. Hahaha, well salt and pepper are essential, though I've eased off the pepper a lot lately. Salt, ginger, and garlic are definitely my 3 go-to spices. Coriander and cumin follow closely behind.

  3. I love coriander in recipes ...

    This looks delicious.

    All the best Jan


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