Easy Chicken Curry In A Hurry

I’m borrowing a line from Rachel Ray: I call this my Chicken Curry in a hurry. This dish is really simple and takes no time to make that is if you remembered to thaw the chicken.

Chicken curry is one of my family’s favorite dishes, I usually use bone-in chicken pieces to make this but when I’m busy and have little time to cook, I use skinless chicken thigh fillet because it cooks really fast, you may substitute chicken breast if you don’t like dark meat. I use fresh coconut milk here but if you don’t have it, canned coconut milk is okay. This dish is really, really good with hot rice. Try it! ๐Ÿ™‚


heat oil and saute chicken fillet, add curry powder and veggies

add coconut milk..simmer ย until meat is tender and veggies are cooked

add pure coconut milk and just heat through..that’s it! Done in less than 30 minutes.. ๐Ÿ˜‰


Serves 3-4

400 grams chicken thigh fillet or tenders
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 medium onion, minced
3 tablespoons curry powder
2 small-medium potatoes ( cut into chunks)
1 small carrot
fish sauce, to taste (optional)
salt and peper to taste
1/2 tablespoon chilli flakes
green chillies, cut the tip off to release aroma and heat
olive oil
1/4 cup pure coconut oil

Here’s how:
Heat about a tablespoon of ol in a pan and heat, sautรฉ chicken fillet pieces, season with a salt and pepper. While the chicken is cooking, start peeling and slicing the vegetable Add the curry powder and cook for a minute then add the chilli pepper flakes, potatoes and carrots and the green chillies. Pour a cup of coconut milk, season with patis (fish sauce) to taste. Cook for about 10 minutes, or until the veggies are tender. When almost cooked, add 1/4 cup pure coconut milk (kakang gata), cook until just heated through. Serve warm with hot rice, yum!

Thanks for reading and Have a nice day! ๐Ÿ™‚

7 Responses to "Easy Chicken Curry In A Hurry"

  1. Filipina Loves Food   November 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    For some reason I always think curry to be complicated to make but this looks really easy. Now I can use the curry powder that’s been sitting in my pantry for a while. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Arlene   November 3, 2009 at 6:45 am

    I would love to try a curry and this looks foolproof and delicious. I’m going to try it soon.

  3. Sophie   November 1, 2009 at 6:14 am

    MMMMMMM,…Olive!! Your chicken curry in a hurry looks fab & so tasty!!!!

    • Olive   November 2, 2009 at 7:59 am

      Many thanks for your compliments Sophie, Anncoo. . JW and Natalie, I totally agree re Rachel Ray and Nat, I think you’re great too, I adore your little girls ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Jhonny Walker   October 31, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Hey olive…I love this one. Good use of curry powder. Also Rach is the queen of simplifying things ๐Ÿ™‚ love her

  5. anncoo   October 31, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    This really makes me drooling. Will add this in my to do list. Thanks!

  6. Natalie   October 31, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    That looks AMAZING Olive. I love Curry ! This looks like a perfect specimen…I too have a few of Rachel Ray’s tricks up my sleeve when I need to make dinner in a hurry…she is great..but so are you… to make this so great.


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