121 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 71
  • 4 Rating Star 35
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 4

Creamy coconut milk and chicken kicked up with a strong assortment of spices. Serve over rice or pasta. I also like to use this as a filling for wraps or pita bread.



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified


  • Melt butter in large frying pan over medium heat.

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  • Cook and stir the cumin seeds in butter until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Stir chicken into the skillet with cumin seeds, and cook and stir until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 5 to 8 minutes. Drain any excess juices, if any.

  • Pour vegetable oil into skillet with chicken, and heat oil until sizzling.

  • Mix in onion, carrots, garlic, ginger, red pepper flakes, honey, ground cumin, cinnamon, curry powder, salt, and black pepper to the pan; cook until onions are translucent and carrots done, 5 to 8 minutes.

  • Stir in coconut milk and simmer until flavors have blended, about 10 minutes.


Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts

657.06 calories; 50.63 g protein; 14.18 g carbohydrates; 45.33 g fat; 159.7 mg cholesterol; 156.26 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (90)

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Most helpful positive review

We enjoyed this very much. We used lite coconut milk. Next time we will add more than 1/2 t curry because we really like it.

Most helpful critical review

I thought I LOVED coconut milk but it turns out I don't like this much coconut milk flavor.
121 Ratings
  • 5 Rating Star 71
  • 4 Rating Star 35
  • 3 Rating Star 11
  • 2 Rating Star 4
We enjoyed this very much. We used lite coconut milk. Next time we will add more than 1/2 t curry because we really like it.
This was so delicious I simply made it as a main dish and steamed up some green beans to serve with it. I would have licked my plate if I didn't have any class- the coconut makes such a rich and creamy sauce for this dish!
Tasty. Served to dinner guests with basmati rice and had rave reviews. I wasn't thrilled with it but I certainly liked it. I might make it again.
A blend of delicious flavours. Delicate coconut with a nice zing on the lips from the chilli pepper flakes. I whipped up this recipe for two in 45 minutes. I substituted the cumin seeds with a 1/2 tsp. of cumin powder. I added half the chopped onions and half minced garlic in with it to give more flavour to the chicken. I cooked the chicken most of the way before adding the oil and veggies (tip: along with the carrots I added broccoli crowns. It holds in the flavours really well!) For the spices I skipped the cinnamon added an extra dash of pepper flakes and upped the curry powder to 2 tsp. I also substituted the salt with lemon pepper then poured in the coconut milk right away so the flavours could blend as it simmered. 5 stars I couldn't believe how easy it was. Next time I'll try fresh coriander/ cilantro garnish. Yummy!
This was delicious! I made it because I had pretty much all the ingredients. If you don't it's going to be a pricey meal because there are a lot of ingredients. We served it with brown rice but was also really tasty in a wrap. Tip on ginger: We keep ours in our freezer and it has lasted months! We bring it out for our favorite Thai meals. I think it's also a little easier to grate when frozen;)
very good recipe...i tried it today made no adjustments and it came out just perfect
Very excellent recipe. I made a few adjustments to make it more specific to my taste. I added ground cumin black mustard seeds. I replaced the cinnamon with ground coriander. I added peas and then garnished with fresh cilantro and almonds. Fantastic!
Made this for dinner tonight. I added water chestnuts and served it on top of fried rice. Great recipe. Thank you
My husband has had authentic curry while on business in England but had never had it made with coconut milk. He absolutely loved this recipe. I used half the crushed red pepper and double the curry powder called for and it came out wonderful. This will become a new family favorite for sure!