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2 white bowls of Seychelles-style Coconut Chicken Curry

Seychelles-Style Coconut Chicken Curry

An authentic tropical chicken curry recipe with warming flavors.

Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Keyword chicken curry recipe, coconut chicken curry
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8 Makes 6 cups of Curry
Calories 412 kcal
Author Toni Dash

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Canola Oil
  • 1 medium White Onion , peeled and chopped
  • 3 Garlic Cloves , peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon diced fresh Ginger Root
  • 1 tablespoon White Pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground Ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated Nutmeg (freshly grated if possible)
  • ¼ teaspoon ground Cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons Curry Powder (preferably Madras Curry Powder)
  • 1 small pinch Saffron
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Kaffir Lime Leaf
  • 8- ounce Russet Potato , peeled and cut into ¾ inch cubes
  • ½ pound boneless , skinless Chicken Breast (usually 1 medium-large breast), cut into small cubes
  • 1 pound boneless , skinless Chicken Thighs, cut into small cubes
  • 12 ounces Coconut Milk
  • ½ teaspoon (or more as needed) Kosher Salt to taste
  • 6 cups prepared White Rice

Instructions

  1. In a large heavy pot with lid, heat the oil over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute until semi-translucent; about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic, fresh ginger, white pepper, cloves, ground ginger, nutmeg, curry powder, saffron, bay leaf and kaffir lime leaf. Stir over medium heat and allow to cook for 2 minutes to release the aromatics of the spices.
  3. Add the potatoes and chicken; coat fully with the spices. Cover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice during the cooking time.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk, lower heat to low, cover and allow to simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Remove the lid, stir and allow the mixture to cook an additional 15 minutes until creamy.
  6. Remove the bay leaf and Kaffir lime leaf before serving and salt to taste. Serve over steamed rice.
Nutrition Facts
Seychelles-Style Coconut Chicken Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 9g45%
Cholesterol 53mg18%
Sodium 55mg2%
Potassium 600mg17%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 0g0%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 20IU0%
Vitamin C 3.9mg5%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.