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When it comes to broiler chicken on bone I always gravitate towards baking. I hardly stew or curry the chicken pieces mainly because I find that the chicken can easily fall off the bone when manipulated too much. Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I visited my friend Dee, she had made delicious creamy mash potatoes to accompany a lovely coconut chicken curry which I absolutely loved. I vowed to give it a try.
The chicken curry is utterly simple to make and requires very minimal ingredients. I love sharing simple yet amazing recipes that can be incorporated to daily cooking not just special occasion recipes.
Broiler chicken can be pretty fatty and if you can trim excess fat before cooking the better.
In a large sufuria or wok arrange your chicken pieces, I used chicken thighs. I wanted the chicken pieces to be in a single layer.
For seasoning I added the usual salt, black pepper and for flavour some rosemary leaves. The rosemary flavour will infuse the chicken as it cooks.
As you can see I haven’t added any liquid or oil.Just cover and let the chicken cook. The juices and fats from the chicken will render as it cooks. The idea is to let the chicken cook completely and then drain the juices and the excess fat.
Would you imagine, all that fat is from the chicken, as I said the chicken can be pretty fatty. Drain all the fat and let the chicken dry out a little further as it browns.
Now add in the chopped onions and garlic.
See how the chicken has browned beautifully?
Once the onions and garlic get fragrant, add in the coconut milk and some water.
Let the curry simmer and the sauce will thicken and reduce.
Once the curry has reduced,taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly. Add some roughly chopped dhania and turn off the heat.
And there you have it, a simple coconut chicken curry.
Simple to make but amazing in taste and flavour. Amazing with some rice or even naan.
Coconut chicken curry! Yum
Thank you Dee for inspiring me to try something different.