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Chicken in Coconut Milk

Recipe Information
Tender chicken pieces simmered in a delicately spiced coconut milk.

d. lishus


  • 1 chicken, cut into serving pieces
  • salt, black pepper and cayenne pepper to taste
  • juice of a lemon
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) lemon rind (optional)
  • oil for cooking (coconut, if available, or any will do)
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 ml) sugar
  • 3 tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tsp (10 ml) dried ginger powder, or 1 tsp (5 ml) fresh minced ginger
  • 2 cups (475 ml) coconut cream/milk
  • Generously rub chicken with seasonings and marinate in lemon juice and rind for at least one hour.
  • Heat a few tbsp oil in large pot over med-high heat and saute onions and garlic and a few minutes, until soft and golden.
  • Add chicken and continue to stir and cook until nearly done.
  • Reduce heat and add the sugar, ginger and tomatoes and cook a few minutes.
  • Add coconut milk and simmer over low heat until sauce thickens and chicken is fully cooked, stirring constantly.
  • Serve hot with rice.