November 6, 2014

coconut chicken curry

A long time ago, I loved a blog called Rookie Cookie, which sadly doesn't exist anymore. The author, Whitney Ingram, went on to write a lovely cook book called The Family Flavor. Whitney had all kinds of delicious recipes on her blog and one of them was a chicken curry that was so easy and delicious. I adapted this a bit to suit my fancy and it's a keeper! I recently discovered big packs of vacuum sealed rotisserie chicken breasts at Costco and I think it's a great price and so easy! I put them into little baggies of individual portions and freeze them for a quick lunch to add to salads, but they're also really handy for a quick meal like this! I just pop a few of the baggies into the fridge in the morning to defrost and then it takes about 30 minutes to make this meal from start to finish!
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 cup canned coconut milk
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 (15 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
1 rotisserie chicken, shredded
2 cups cooked white rice
fresh cilantro, chopped

In a large pan, heat oil over medium high heat. Add onions and saute until golden brown and softened. Sprinkle in curry powder and cook, stirring for 1 minute until fragrant. Add yogurt and coconut milk and simmer gently for 3 minutes. Stir in salt, pepper and diced tomatoes, Add chicken and let simmer until chicken is warmed through. Serve over rice with cilantro on top.


  1. Looks delicious! Thanks for the recipe.

  2. I had forgotten about the Rookie Cookie! It was a good one. We LOVE curry over here. Def gonna try this. I wonder if Sam's Club sells vacuum packed rotisserie chicken.....cause that sounds delightful.

  3. Replies
    1. Yes, I use a whole one. It makes a good amount of food. We have leftovers for another meal, but with all the boys in your family, it might not be so much.


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