Coconut curry chicken

This is a one-pot wonder that is guaranteed to taste good. Like every other recipe I make here, I try to keep it as flexible as possible so that you can change this dish to your liking. Also, you’re using just one pan so all the juice and flavors will be in that one pan, maximizing taste. I went for chicken drumsticks because that’s all I have. If you have chicken thighs or thighs, that works better. When it comes to vegetables, you can use a wide variety such as potatoes, celery, spinach, and snap peas. I went for carrots and zucchini because the sweetness from the carrots and the bland taste from the zucchini absorb the flavors the best. One thing to keep in mind is that you don’t want to cut the vegetables too small or else they will turn into mush when the chicken is fully cooked. To prevent this, rough chop your vegetables or roll cut them (Roll cut is basically rough chopping but on a 45-degree angle, rolling the vegetables halfway and cutting again on an angle).


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

6-8 chicken drumsticks 

1 yellow onion, rough chopped

3 cloves garlic, crushed

2 large carrots, peeled and rolled cut

2 large zucchini, roll cut

2 teaspoons curry powder

2 teaspoons turmeric 

1 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoons cayenne pepper

400g (14floz) coconut milk

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


In a large frying pan over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil. Sear the chicken until it is golden brown on both sides. Approximately 8-10 minutes. Set aside.

In the same pan, add more oil if needed. Add onions and garlic and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the carrots and zucchini and cook for another 8-10 minutes. Add all your spices and cook until all the vegetables are fully coated and the spices have been cooked off. Add the coconut milk and then bring it all up to a simmer.

Once everything comes to a simmer, add the chicken to the coconut mix. Put the lid on and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the chicken is fully cooked and the vegetables are tender. Season it with salt and pepper.

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