>Basil Coconut Curry with Chicken



This dish was everything I imagined in my head and more. So. Delicious.

Fresh basil. Tender chicken breast. Creamy coconut milk. Curry.

You get it.


Basil Coconut Curry with Chicken – A Lemongrove Avenue Original


  • 1 Whole Chicken Breast
  • 1/2 Can Unsweetened Light Coconut Milk
  • 1 t. Cumin
  • 1 t. Coriander, ground
  • 1/2 t. Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 t. Chili Powder
  • 1/4 t. Turmeric
  • 1 t. Curry Powder
  • 1 C. Vegetable Broth
  • Handful of Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Jalapeno, chopped and seeded

Begin by cutting the chicken breast into chunks. In a bowl, mix all spices and then add chicken chunks, coating chicken. In a large sauce pan, sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, heat chicken (medium heat) until cooked through. Remove chicken and put aside. Pour 1/2 of broth into pan to deglaze with cooking juices from chicken. When pain is deglazed, add coconut milk, basil leaves and jalapeno. Bring to a boil then reduce heat to a simmer. Add cooked chicken to pan and allow to heat for a few more minutes. Allow sauce to thicken (doesn’t take very long… I added 1 t. cornstarch to assist). Serve chicken with sauce over rice or veggies (I served mine over sautéed spinach and mushrooms).


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