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Coconut Chicken Curry with Potatoes

4 Servings

40 minutes

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This weeknight-easy curry gets lots of umami from fish sauce, richness from coconut milk and brightness from fresh ginger plus lime zest and juice. We lean on curry powder to deliver layers of spicing along with a warm, golden hue. The finished curry is brothy, only lightly thickened, and not at all heavy. Be sure to use regular coconut milk, not “light” versions, as it would result in watery flavor and consistency. Prep the lime zest and juice and the cilantro while the curry simmers. Serve with steamed jasmine rice alongside.




Don’t fully cover the pot during simmering. Leave the lid ajar to allow for some evaporation to help concentrate both the flavor and consistency of the broth. Also, adjust the burner as needed to maintain even bubbling for the duration of simmering.

40 minutes


  • 3

    tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil

  • 2

    medium shallots, chopped


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Tamara P.
April 18, 2023
Easy one pot curry
I used shredded coconut, some cream and yogurt and was delicious
Dorothy H.
April 17, 2023
Great weeknight recipe
Very yummy. We swapped in peas for the potatoes to have a one dish meal over basmati rice. And made a riata for contrast.
David G.
April 1, 2023
Easy and delicious
We made this for the first time tonight. It's so simple to make, and really came out great. We loved it and will make it again. We swapped out the chicken thighs and used boneless breast, and it came out well. 25 minutes cooking time was just right on our stove.
Travis R.
February 23, 2023
I really, really like this recipe! I've made it a couple of times during the week and always look forward to the leftovers the next day. It comes together easily, with the most time-consuming part for me being cleaning and cutting up the chicken thighs (the worst). I'm a lime fiend so I like to squeeze an additional couple of wedges over each serving before I dig in.
Belinda H.
January 23, 2023
Easy, quick and delicious
What a wonderful addition to my weeknight dinner list.