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Coconut Chicken Recipes

Updated on September 19, 2011

Curry Coconut Chicken Recipe: One Classic Option


Many classic cookbooks have great recipes, but they might not have the delicious ethnic flavors that cooking recipes like curry coconut chicken can bring. Coconut chicken fingers, coconut chicken curry, and other chicken recipes with coconut are amazing cooking recipes that combine two incredible flavors in dishes that many individuals (myself included) find fantastic. Looking for the perfect cookbook that is loaded with these recipes can be discouraging, since many conventional cookbooks won't have these type of dishes. To find cookbook recipes like this, most likely you will need to find a specific gourmet cookbook. If you're a big lover of the chicken curry recipes, and especially those chicken recipes with coconut, then you need to not only look at locating books loaded with those gourmet recipes, but you also need to look to buy that cookbook.

The following is one of the most common variations of a Curry Coconut Chicken recipe that blends the best of both flavors:

Coconut Chicken Curry Recipe:


2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced into 1/2-inch chunks or cubes

Salt and pepper (amounts vary based on personal taste)

1.5 tbsp vegetable or corn oil

2 tbsp of curry powder

2 cloves of freshly crushed garlic,

1 can (12-16 oz) coconut milk

1 can stewed, diced tomatoes

1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce

3 tbsp white sugar

Also feel free to season chicken bits with both salt and pepper, or even garlic power, to preferred taste. Seasoning the meat can help to add in depth taste even before the coconut curry is added.


Heat the oil and curry powder in a large skillet over medium heat for approximately two minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute. Add the chicken in, moving around to coat with curry oil. At this point you want to reduce heat to the low side of medium.

Cook for 7-10 minutes, or however long it takes until the chicken is white, and not pink, in the middle. At this point pour the coconut milk, tomatoes, tomato sauce, and white sugar all into the pan and stir it thoroughly to combine the flavors.

Reduce heat once again to a low simmer, and cook for a half hour to 45 minutes depending on how quickly the chicken cooks.

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Mouth watering coconut chicken
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Coconuts for Coconut Chicken Sauce
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Coconut chicken and lime
Frying chicken for recipes with coconut
Frying chicken for recipes with coconut

Buy Cookbooks for Coconut Chicken


There are many places to find quality cookbooks with coconut chicken recipes. Many of these recipes not only involve coconut chicken, but also involve chicken recipes with coconut milk. The combination of sweet and delicious coconut combined with delicious white chicken is a winning combination.

There are many different ways that coconut and chicken can be combined, from coconut milk heavy sauces and curry, to Thai coconut chicken, to coconut chicken stir fry. These dishes offer a wide variety of flavors and tastes and show the amazing range that this combination can cover.

In fact, this combination is so popular that there are even entire cookbooks dedicated only to recipes that combine chicken and coconut or coconut milk. These easy cookbooks aim to make cooking coconut chicken easy, and give a variety of options in case you're bored with the same old dishes and want to try something new.

Coconut Chicken Fingers

Coconut Chicken Stir Fry

Coconut Chicken Curry

What Chicken Recipes with Coconut Do You Love?

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    • Sean Leong profile image

      Sean Leong 

      8 years ago from Malaysia

      HI Jerry,

      I don't even know you like eating curry chicken cooked with coconut milk till today. I eat it quite often either cooked by my mom or sometimes bought from elsewhere.

      I studied in Texas Tech University in Lubbock Texas way back in the early 80's. Spent 4 years over there before I returned for good to Malaysia.

      One of the things I missed most was all those spicy Malaysian food that I couldn't find in Lubbock.


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