Chicken Coconut Curry

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Ready in only 30 minutes, this delicious chicken coconut curry it’s made from a few naturally low-carb ingredients, and it tastes as good as the one from the Indian Restaurant.

Chicken Coconut Curry

Filled with many delicious flavors, this chicken coconut curry is a perfect choice if you like slightly spicy oriental recipes. Just think about some delicious and tender chicken bites combined with oriental spices and refreshing creamy coconut milk. Sounds great, right?

 Great served with some cauliflower rice or some keto buns, this chicken curry is extremely easy to make and perfect for making it ahead of time for those busy days.

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This chicken coconut curry is a light, creamy recipe you can prepare in 30 minutes. So why eat it at a restaurant when you can cook it at home, for lunch or dinner?

Is Chicken Curry Keto-Friendly?

The answer to this question depends on what curry we are talking about. Some curry recipes are made with potatoes or peas, which are high in carbs, and the sauce is thickened with cornstarch that will kick you out of sis.

But fortunately, you can enjoy chicken curry using this recipe made from naturally low-carb ingredients, and it tastes even better than those from the Indian Restaurant.

Why Are You Going To Love This Chicken Coconut Curry

  • It is super easy to make. Ready in only 30 minutes.
  • It tastes like the one from Indian restaurants.
  • You can make it ahead of time.
  • Loaded with a lot of Indian flavors.
  • It doesn’t have any added sugar.
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Ingredients For Chicken Coconut Curry

You need some basic ingredients that I’m sure you already have in your pantry. So here is a list of all the ingredients you will need to create the best creamy chicken coconut curry.

Chicken Coconut Curry
  • Coconut Oil – is used for cooking the onion and chicken breast. You can also replace it with avocado or olive oil.
  • Onion – make sure that you chop it finely to cook well.
  • Garlic – use fresh garlic for a more intense flavor.
  • Chicken Breast – you can also use shredded chicken leftovers for this recipe.
  • Ginger – use fresh ginger to give this dish a spicy, warm, and peppery taste.
  • Coriander – is used to give a sweet and lemony flavor.
  • Coconut Milk – use full-fat canned coconut milk to obtain a rich and creamy sauce.
  • Curry – no chicken curry recipe without curry. So make sure you use the best curry powder you can find.
  • Salt&Pepper – to taste.
  • Spinach Leaves – add color and texture to the recipe.
  • Lime Juice – 
  • Cilantro – fresh chopped cilantro to garnish this dish.

How To Make Chicken Coconut Curry

This recipe for chicken coconut curry will become one of your favorite recipes since it’s so easy to make in only 30 minutes. Here is everything you will need to create this delicious recipe:

  1. Add the coconut oil to a large skillet and cook the onion over medium-high heat until tender. Then, add the chicken bites and cook for about 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  2. Now you can add the garlic and fresh ginger and cook for one more minute.
  3. Add the coconut milk, curry powder, salt, and pepper and mix until well combined. Reduce the heat and boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Then you can add the spinach leaves and lime juice and cook for 2 more minutes. 
  5. Turn off the heat and garnish with fresh parsley.
  6. Enjoy it with your favorite side dish.
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Tips For Making The Best Chicken Coconut Curry

  • Cut the chicken breast into similar pieces to ensure that it cooks evenly.
  • Make sure that you don’t overcook the chicken; otherwise, it will become dry.

Serving Ideas

This chicken coconut curry recipe it pairs perfectly with:

Chicken Coconut Curry

Storing Leftovers

  • Fridge – You can store the chicken curry leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
  • Freezer – I don’t recommend freezing this chicken coconut curry because sauces made with coconut cream are not freezing well.

To Reheat: You can warm the leftovers on the stovetop in a saucepan for about five minutes. You can also microwave them until heated through in a microwave-safe container.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Chicken Curry?

Curry chicken is an Indian dish made from chicken bites sautéed in onion combined with a delicious creamy sauce. The flavor of curry chicken is deep, earthy, and distinctive.

Can I Make This Recipe With Other Type Of Meat?

Sure, this recipe also tastes great if you use chicken thighs. However, make sure you cut them into similar pieces to ensure they are evenly cooked.

Can I Make This Recipe Ahead Of Time?

Sure, this recipe is great for making ahead of time and enjoying dinner when you are having a busy day. So all you have to do is prepare it as we did in this recipe, then store it in an airtight container until you are ready to serve it.

What Should I Do If My Chicken Curry Is Too Thick?

If your curry sauce is too thick, you can make it thinner by adding some water or coconut cream.

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Chicken Coconut Curry

Chicken Coconut Curry

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Prep time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Yelds 6 servings


Ready in only 30 minutes, this delicious chicken coconut curry it’s made from a few naturally low-carb ingredients, and it tastes as good as the one from the Indian Restaurant.


  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion diced small
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger finely chopped
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • one 13-ounce can of coconut milk
  • 1 cup shredded carrots
  • 3 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro


  • Add the coconut oil to a large skillet and cook the onion over medium-high heat for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces and cook for about 10 minutes or until the chicken is done. Flip and stir often to ensure even cooking.
  • Add the garlic, ginger, and coriander, and cook for about one more minute or until fragrant.
  • Add the coconut milk, carrots, curry powder, salt, and pepper to combine.
  • Reduce the heat to medium, and allow the mixture to boil for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the spinach and lime juice, and stir to combine. Cook until spinach is tender, for about 2 minutes.
  • Evenly sprinkle with the cilantro and serve immediately with your favorite side dish.
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How do we calculate the nutrition info?

These nutrition facts listed are determined using nutrition information from the USDA Food Database. Our nutrition facts are accurate, but if you are using different products, please make your calculations. Net carb count is calculated by subtracting both fiber and sugar alcohols because they don’t raise blood sugar.

Course dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Chicken Coconut Curry
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