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Golden coconut hen curry | RecipeTin Eats


This Golden Coconut Hen Curry blows me away each time I make it – and I’ve been making it a lot these days! Turmeric offers the attractive coconut curry sauce a heat yellow color. Thai vibes. Straightforward. Swoon-worthy!

Freshly cooked Coconut chicken curry

A extremely nice however simple coconut hen curry

Common readers know I really like my curries. Particularly Thai and Indian ones – although the nice ole’ retro hen curry and curried sausages will at all times have a spot in my coronary heart!

However on days when I’ve a hankering for a very good from-scratch curry however don’t have the time for blitzing contemporary curry pastes, that is what I’m making on repeat. It’s received Thai vibes with a touch of Indian undertones, like a much less shrimpy model of Thai Yellow Curry with a whisper of Massaman Curry.

It’s very, superb. And although not a conventional Thai curry recipe (so far as I do know), it tastes very genuine. (You understand what I imply!)

Coconut chicken curry over basmati rice, ready to eat

-> If you happen to’re after one thing related (ie. nonetheless simple) however with extra Indian vibes, head straight to my Straightforward Pumpkin Lentil Coconut Curry!

Components in Golden Coconut Hen Curry

Don’t skip the star anise and cinnamon stick, and actually attempt to use contemporary turmeric somewhat than dried – for optimum flavour.

aromatics and spices

First up, the sauce flavourings:

Chicken Broccoli Coconut Curry ingredients
  • Turmeric – Been a little bit of a classy ingredient in recent times, revered for its dietary advantages, most notably arthritis aid. It seems like and has the identical texture as ginger however is vibrant orange inside. When cooked, it turns issues vibrant yellow! Stains like buggery so don’t put on white when utilizing it, and grate onto non-porous issues (like a plate).

    Turmeric powder – Whereas contemporary turmeric will give the most effective flavour and color, dried can be utilized as a better different. I’ve made it with dried turmeric and it’s nonetheless scrumptious!

  • Ginger and garlic – Contemporary is the one means! The jarred stuff is bitter and tastes nothing like the true factor. As with the turmeric, we finely grate them, for optimum flavour extraction.

  • Garam masala – Indian spice combine that’s frequent lately, within the spice aisle of regular grocery shops. It’s received extra flavour than fundamental curry powders. 🙂 However – your on a regular basis curry powder might be an sufficient substitute!

  • Fennel powder – I do know this one isn’t a staple so don’t make a particular journey should you don’t have it. Simply use extra garam masala!

  • Cumin and coriander – Staple spices!

Add-ins and sauce

Chicken Broccoli Coconut Curry ingredients
  • Hen – Thigh is greatest as a result of it stays juicy. Breast and tenderloin will work however received’t be fairly as juicy. Prawns/shrimp and fish items are GREAT on this curry – plonk them in within the final 3 minutes.

  • Broccoli – Lower them into little florets so they’re spoon-eating-size. You may also use the stem – simply peel and cube.

  • Coconut cream is thicker so makes the sauce thicker. Additionally has stronger coconut flavour. Each good issues! If utilizing coconut milk, counsel thickening the sauce barely. Combine 2 teaspoons cornflour/cornstarch with a small splash of water, then combine in in the direction of the top.

  • Hen inventory/broth – Provides the sauce extra flavour. If utilizing simply water, it’s just a bit missing.

  • Onion – For sautéing originally.

Different add-in choices

The recipe could be made with any proteins and greens that may prepare dinner within the quarter-hour complete sauce simmering time. Simply add them in on the applicable time. Pumpkin or candy potato and chickpeas is a agency favorite. A pal made this with shrimp/prawns as an alternative of hen and reported swoon-worthy outcomes (his phrases, not mine 🤷🏻‍♀️). Zucchini and eggplants are additionally wonderful, although my eggplant pores and skin gave the sauce an attention-grabbing purplish hue. 😂

Garnishes

I simply realised, the coriander / cilantro isn’t just a garnish. A very good handful is combined into the sauce. Nice final touch. 🙂

Chicken Broccoli Coconut Curry ingredients
  • Coriander / cilantro – As talked about above, a superb handful to combine into the sauce plus further for sprinkling on high.

    If you happen to’re within the I Hate Coriander membership, be happy to skip this. I’d simply sprinkle with inexperienced onion slices as an alternative.

  • Crispy Shallots – Crispy, salty, oily pops of goodness. Discover them within the Asian aisle, cheaper at Asian shops. I really like them a lot and use them so incessantly I even wrote about them right here.


How you can make it

OK! The making half. Good and simple. Only a particular order by which issues are toasted / sautéed / simmered / added into the pot. There’s causes! 🙂

How to make Chicken Broccoli Coconut Curry
  1. Toast the cinnamon stick and star anise for two minutes. This actually brings out beautiful flavour that’s then imparted into the sauce, so don’t skip this step!

  2. Prepare dinner hen – Subsequent, sauté the onion for two minutes to melt, then add the hen. Prepare dinner for 3 minutes or till the surface turns white and you’ll not see pink. The within will nonetheless be uncooked which is what we would like – this ensures the hen just isn’t overcooked by the point the sauce is completed simmering.

How to make Chicken Broccoli Coconut Curry
  1. Toast spices – Add the grated garlic, ginger and turmeric, and stir for 1 minute. Then add the spice combine and stir for 30 seconds. Toasting the contemporary and dried spices is a key step, like with the star anise and cinnamon, to deliver out and enhance the flavour. A lot extra flavoursome than simply dumpling spices into liquid!

  2. Simmer 12 minutes – Stir within the coconut cream and hen inventory/broth, then simmer for 12 minutes. Simmer energetically, not a sluggish simmer like when making shares and stew, as a result of we would like the sauce to scale back to pay attention the flavour and thicken barely. And we would like this to occur fast – earlier than the hen is overcooked!

How to make Chicken Broccoli Coconut Curry
  1. Broccoli 3 minutes – Subsequent, stir within the broccoli and prepare dinner for 3 minutes. That’s all it would take to melt, since you minimize the florets into small spoon-size, simply because the recipe asks you to do. Proper?! 🙂

  2. End the coconut curry off by stirring within the contemporary coriander. Let it cool for five minutes or so – there might be a LOT of warmth in that pot! Cooling barely additionally permits the sauce to thicken a bit.

    Now, the most effective step – EATING time!

Scooping up Coconut chicken curry
Serving Coconut chicken curry

How you can serve this curry

Serve over rice with a sprinkle of my favorite crispy fried shallots and a few extra contemporary coriander/cilantro. Jasmine or basmati rice are on level. In any other case, every other plain rice of selection. And even cauliflower rice for the low-carbers on the market!

Like to know what you assume should you make this. Curious to see if it’s simply Group RecipeTin that’s madly obsessive about this coconut curry, or if it’s a common factor. I’m banking on the latter, clearly, which is why I’m sharing this recipe!! 🙂 – Nagi x


Watch the best way to make it

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Freshly cooked Coconut chicken curry

Golden coconut hen curry

Servings4 – 5 folks

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Recipe video above. This Golden Coconut Hen Curry blows me away each time I make it – and I have been making it a lot these days! Thai vibes with a whisper of Indian, like a much less shrimpy model of Thai Yellow Curry with a touch of Massaman. Do not skip the star anise and cinnamon stick, and actually attempt to use contemporary turmeric somewhat than dried, for max flavour and yellow color. All credit score to JB for this one, his invention. 🙂

Components

  • 3 tbsp coconut oil , vegetable or canola oil (Observe 1)
  • 3 star anise
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 onion , finely diced
  • 500g / 1lb hen thigh fillets , minimize into small 1cm / 1/3″ slices (Observe 2 choices!)
  • 1 tsp garlic , finely grated
  • 1 tsp ginger , finely grated
  • 3 tsp turmeric , finely grated (sub 1 1/2 tsp powder, Observe 3)
  • 2 cups hen inventory/broth , low sodium
  • 400g / 14 oz coconut cream (sub coconut milk, Observe 4)
  • 1 giant head broccoli , florets minimize small (can use stem too – peel & cube), or different veg (4 heaped cups)
  • 1 cup coriander/cilantro leaves , calmly packed, plus further for garnish (I might nonetheless make with out this)

Directions

  • Spice combine – Combine the spices in a small bowl.

  • Toast – Warmth the oil in a big heavy based mostly pot over medium excessive warmth. Toast the star anise and cinnamon for two minutes.

  • Add onion, prepare dinner for two minutes.

  • Add hen, prepare dinner for 3 minutes or it is not pink on the surface (nonetheless uncooked inside).

  • Add aromatics – Add garlic, ginger and turmeric. Prepare dinner for 1 minute.

  • Add spice combine and stir for 30 seconds.

  • Simmer 12 minutes – Add inventory and coconut cream. Stir and produce to an lively simmer. Prepare dinner for 12 minutes (no must stir) so the sauce thickens barely.

  • Add broccoli florets. Convey again to a simmer and prepare dinner for 3 minutes or till softened.

  • Serve – Cool for five minutes, this may enable the sauce to thicken barely. Then stir in coriander and serve with rice (basmati or jasmine particularly good). Garnish with further coriander and crispy fried shallots.

Recipe Notes:

1. Coconut oil (the unrefined one that’s agency like butter) will add further coconut flavour into the sauce, if in case you have it. Advisable! I used to be out so I didn’t use it within the video.
2. Hen – Thigh is greatest as a result of it stays juicy. Breast and tenderloin will work however received’t be fairly as juicy. Prawns/shrimp and fish items are GREAT on this curry – plonk them in within the final 3 minutes.
3. Turmeric seems like ginger however is vibrant orange inside, and when cooked it turns issues vibrant yellow. Stains like buggery so don’t put on white when utilizing it, and grate onto non-porous issues (like a plate).
4. Coconut cream is thicker so makes the sauce thicker. Additionally has stronger coconut flavour. Each good issues! If utilizing milk, counsel thickening barely. Combine 2 tsp cornflour/cornstarch with a small splash of water, combine in in the direction of the top.
5. Garam masala – Indian spice combine that’s frequent lately, within the spice aisle of regular grocery shops. It’s received extra flavour than fundamental curry powders. 🙂 However – your on a regular basis curry powder might be an sufficient substitute!
6. Crispy Shallots – Crispy, salty, oily pops of goodness. Discover them within the Asian aisle, cheaper at Asian shops. I really like them a lot and use them so incessantly I even wrote about them right here.
7. Leftovers will preserve for 3 days within the fridge, or freezer for 3 months.
Diet per serving, assuming 5 servings, curry solely (not rice).

Diet Data:

Energy: 517cal (26%)Carbohydrates: 16g (5%)Protein: 27g (54%)Fats: 42g (65%)Saturated Fats: 33g (206%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 2gMonounsaturated Fats: 4gTrans Fats: 0.02gLdl cholesterol: 95mg (32%)Sodium: 846mg (37%)Potassium: 919mg (26%)Fiber: 5g (21%)Sugar: 2g (2%)Vitamin A: 686IU (14%)Vitamin C: 68mg (82%)Calcium: 85mg (9%)Iron: 5mg (28%)

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