Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk
Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk
Get this quick and easy recipe from Martin Yan's Taste of Vietnam.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Simmer
  • Preparation Time 40 minutes
  • Cooking Time 35 minutes
  • Yield 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Marinade:
  • 2 tablespoons Soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons finely minced Lemongrass
  • 1 teaspoon Curry powder (Indian)
  • ½ teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 907 grams boneless, skinless Chicken, cut into large chunks
  • Cooking oil for frying
  • 227 grams Potatoes, peeled and cubed (1 cup)
  • 227 grams Taro root, peeled and cubed (1 cup)
  • 1 tablespoon minced Garlic
  • 1 tablespoon minced Ginger
  • ⅓ cup finely minced shallots
  • 1 small fresh Red chilli, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Curry powder (Indian)
  • ½ teaspoon Chilli powder
  • ½ stalk Lemongrass, crushed and cut into 2-inch lengths
  • 1 tablespoon Peanut butter
  • 2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon Fish sauce
  • ½ teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ teaspoon Black pepper
Method
  1. Combine marinade ingredients in a bowl; add chicken and stir to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes
  2. Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add 2 tablespoons cooking oil. Add chicken and brown on all sides. Remove chicken, drain excess oil and set aside
  3. In a medium pot, add oil to a depth of 2 inches. Heat over medium-high heat to 350 degrees F. Add potatoes and taro; deep-fry until golden brown, about 2 – 3 minutes. Remove and drain on paper towels; set aside
  4. Place a large pot over medium-high heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil. Add garlic, ginger, shallots, chilli, curry powder and chilli powder; sauté until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Add chicken; toss for 1 minute. Add potatoes, taro, lemongrass, peanut butter, coconut milk, fish sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer until chicken is done, about 20 minutes. Remove lemongrass and discard
  5. Serve hot with steamed rice, noodles or fresh baguettes
  1. Note:
  2. If sauce becomes too dry, add extra water as needed

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