October 22, 2020
I love this recipe all year-round, but especially in the fall and winter. It is warming, incredibly delicious, and packed with nutritious ingredients to make you feel great! It is also very easy and can be made in a regular pot on the stove or in the Instant Pot.
Easy Healthy Coconut Chicken Curry
- 1 whole white onion, chopped
- 1 whole cauliflower, chopped
- 2 carrots, chopped
- 1-2 cloves of garlic, minced
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh ginger
- 1 large chicken breast, chopped
- 3/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen greens (kale or spinach work well)
- 1 large can diced tomatoes with juices
- 2 cans of coconut milk
- 2-3 tbsp grass-fed butter
- 3 tbsp curry powder
- 1/2 tsp chilli powder
- 1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon
- salt & pepper
- cilantro for garnish
- chopped cashews for garnish
Instructions for stovetop version
- in a large pot sauté 2 tbsp of butter with onion and spices (curry, chilli powder, cinnamon) until onions become translucent
- add cauliflower, carrots, garlic and ginger and continue to cook until veggies start to become soft, add last tbsp of butter while veggies are sautéing
- add salt and pepper
- once veggies are becoming soft/lightly browned, add canned tomatoes with the juice and the coconut milk, bring to a boil and then to a simmer for 10-15 minutes
- in a separate saucepan cook chicken pieces
- once the chicken is cooked, add it to the curry pot
- turn off the stove and stir in the chopped greens
- serve with fresh cilantro and chopped cashews
*You can use an immersion blender to puree some of the curry if you’d like it to be thicker, do this before adding the chicken in
For cooking this recipe in the Instant Pot, sauté the onions with spices for a few minutes first, then add all ingredients and cook on high for 30 minutes.
I like to enjoy this curry with a bit of white basmati rice. I like white rice because it is easy to digest and unlike most brown rice, it does not contain arsenic and other contaminants from the ground. A small amount of white rice when eaten with this protein/fat/fibre rich curry should not have drastic effects on blood sugar.
This meal also freezes and reheats wonderfully.