At once comforting and exotic-tasting, this rich chicken coconut curry stew will warm you on chilly winter evenings. Chunks of potato, lean chicken and loads of veggies make it a meal in a bowl. Enjoy with a fruity white wine like Gewurztraminer or Chenin Blanc to tame the heat. Using “lite” coconut milk instead of full-fat in this healthy curried coconut chicken stew recipe trims roughly two-thirds the fat and calories without sacrificing flavor. Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2013

Katie Webster
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place chicken in a medium bowl. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon curry powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring once or twice, until mostly browned, 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

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  • Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon oil in the pot and add onion and garlic. Cook, stirring often, until the onion is starting to soften, 2 to 4 minutes. Stir in the remaining 5 teaspoons curry powder and cook, stirring, until fragrant but not browned, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Add coconut milk, broth, potatoes, carrots, celery and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and bring to a boil over high heat, stirring often. Reduce heat to medium-low to maintain a gentle simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until the potatoes and carrots are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.

  • Return the chicken to the pot and add peas. Increase heat to high and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, 4 to 5 minutes more. Remove from the heat and stir in cilantro and brown sugar.

Nutrition Facts

346 calories; 12.2 g total fat; 8.1 g saturated fat; 63 mg cholesterol; 574 mg sodium. 927 mg potassium; 30.8 g carbohydrates; 4.9 g fiber; 7 g sugar; 28.8 g protein; 3795 IU vitamin a iu; 16 mg vitamin c; 46 mcg folate; 57 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 63 mg magnesium; 2 g added sugar;

Reviews (17)

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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 9
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/28/2014
Mellow Yellow One of the easiest curry recipes I've stumbled on & I always go back to it. I add more salt more curry & more vegetables. It's always a hit especially when you add you're own spin to it. Pros: Easy to make Cons: Needs more BANG Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2014
Best homemade curry I've tried yet I followed some of the alterations suggested in other reviews and the result was great! I just bought a pre cut bag of veggies from the store (bell peppers onion snap peas broccoli) and omitted the potatoes and carrots. I tend to like spicy food so added 2 teaspoons of cayenne pepper. 2 teaspoons was almost too spicy for my taste in the future i may just add 1.5 teaspoons. Cooked with jasmine rice this dish was a real hit! Pros: great for leftovers easy to make Cons: some alterations to recipe needed Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/19/2013
Delicious I looked at the reviews and followed some advise. I was generous with my hot curry measurements and added even more. I used double the amount of garlic it called for and replaced celery with some broccoli and cauliflower instead. I didn't have yukon gold potatoes but had something similar and left the peal on. I also used roast chicken from the night before. It was a fantastic and such an easy recipe to follow. I think it can be modified in so many different ways depending on what you have around. If you like flavourful food I would suggest adding more curry and garlic than the recipe calls for. I will definitely be making this again! Pros: Healthy easy flavourful Cons: none Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/16/2013
Excellent I am not usually a fan of curries like this but now I know it's because the ones you get as takeout are not nearly this fresh and tasty. I doubled the garlic and increased the ratio of vegetables to chicken without increasing the coconut milk. My husband loved it and he likes spicy food. Pros: Easy spicy healthy Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2013
This was really good. I added a little cayenne for more spice. Read More
Rating: 2 stars
02/28/2013
Not a great success This turned out pretty bland. There were far too many potatoes for my liking and they didn't cook enough in the alloted time. I had to fish them out and microwave them separately. Also not spicy enough. I think I need to hunt around for a more authentic recipe. Pros: Quick & easy to assemble Cons: Not very flavorful Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
Almost perfect! I often find chicken breast very bland so instead of using them I substitute a rotisserie chicken - nice and juicy and very flavorful. Plus it cuts down on cooking time - just toss the 1 t. curry with the chicken once pulled off the bird and make the rest of it the same. If I didn't have the rotisserie chicken I'd probably use thighs since they are more delicious in my opinion. Pros: fast warm full meal kids love it! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2013
Almost perfect! I often find chicken breast very bland so instead of using them I substitute a rotisserie chicken - nice and juicy and very flavorful. Plus it cuts down on cooking time - just toss the 1 t. curry with the chicken once pulled off the bird and make the rest of it the same. If I didn't have the rotisserie chicken I'd probably use thighs since they more delicious in my opinion. Pros: fast warm full meal kids love it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2013
Perfect for a chilly night I love curry dishes and this was simple and tasty. I do agree with other reviewers that there was a little something missing though. For me I think the chicken would have benefited from an additional tsp of curry powder as well as more salt letting it sit for about an hour to allow the flavors to settle into the meat. I cannot eat potatoes so substituted butternut squash which added just enough sweetness that it didn't need the brown sugar at the end. I served it over a scoop of brown rice in the bowl. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/30/2013
Easy To Make & Flexible w/GREAT results I had no carrots (hate them). I subbed what I had on hand: canned peas (surprisingly GOOD) PORK (a cheap loin cut) leftover pork & veggie drippings to make broth and full fat coconut milk. Pros: Tasted like a yellow (massuman?) Thai Curry Cons: I cheated- used full fat coconut milk. It was in my cupboard Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2013
I stumbled on this recipe early in the morning had all the ingredients except celery and I only had full fat coconut milk. I put it together in very little time and used a 32oz of chicken broth. It was quick easy and tasted very good. Best of all the family 18yr old & 16yr old really liked it!! It's a keeper. I'll make this again! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/11/2013
Excellent Saw other review about depth of flavor I used regular coconut milk not the low fat which I have realized helps with getting depth of flavor also used 2 tsp red curry powder along with the 6 tsp curry powder for the time it took to prepare I thought it tasted excellent will make again. Pros: Very easy Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/10/2013
Needs some oomph With some mods it was quite good. I used less chicken stock subbed in cauliflower for the potatoes used more peas added a ton of green curry paste and a little more salt and served it on jasmine brown rice. Pros: Fast easy Cons: bland Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2013
Easy Good Dinner you can work with I followed the recipe exactly and found it a little bland however some people I served it to liked it that way and asked for the recipe so I think it depends on your palate. In the future I would add a little red curry paste for more spice but I'll definitely be making this one again. Pros: fast to make Cons: a bit bland Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2013
Exchanged the Curry Powder for Red Curry Paste My husband and I don't like yellow curry powder as we both think it is pretty bland. We always exchange it with (much less) Red Curry Paste. This adds A LOT of heat (I think I only added about 1 TBSP of the Red Curry Paste). We both LOVED the soup. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2013
Hearty but somehow disappointing. This dish is very hearty with the chicken and potatoes and veggies. However it lacked depth of flavor even when reheating it the next day. I agree with the previous reviewer who recommended more salt and pepper but it also needs something else and I'm not sure what that something is. Pros: A warm hearty dish for winter dinners. Cons: Lack of depth to the flavor. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2013
Good but needs more salt and pepper I like this recipe only after I added about another tsp or more of salt and about 2 tsp of pepper to give it a little zing like most Asian curry dishes. If you like this dish a little sweeter then add some sugar too. The dish without any adjustment is pretty bland. Pros: tastes good with some modifications Cons: long time to cut up everything Read More