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Coconut Chicken garnished with parsley

Deliciously Creamy Chicken Coconut sauce

This deliciously creamy chicken coconut sauce recipe is a very easy one, and it’s packed with so much flavor I’m sure you will love it!
Keyword chicken, Coconut, sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 6 serving
Calories 545kcal


For the chicken

  • 3 lb chicken thighs bone-in, skin-on
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 4 tbsp oil

For the sauce

  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tsp grated ginger
  • Smoked Paprika
  • 2 habanero
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 tomatoes chopped
  • cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp of fresh cilantro or parsley for garnish
  • green and red bell peppers optional


  • Season the chicken with paprika, curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
  • Add some oil to a preheated pan and brown the chicken on low-medium heat. Remove from heat and set aside. Allow about 7 to 10 minutes on each side.
  • Put in the onion, and cook until it becomes translucent.
  • Add the garlic, grated ginger, and thyme sprigs and leave to cook for about 30 seconds.
  • Add the diced tomatoes and let them cook until they become softened—about 5 minutes.
  • Add the curry powder, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir and cook over medium heat for about a minute or until the spices activate and become fragrant.
  • Add the coconut milk, chicken stock, habanero peppers, and bay leaf.
  • Add in the chicken and let it come to a rapid boil on high heat. Then, reduce the heat to medium and allow it to simmer for about 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Throw in some diced bell peppers (optional) and garnish with parsley.
  • Serve over a bowl of white rice or rice and peas, garnish with parsley or cilantro, and enjoy.



Calories: 545kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 168mg | Sodium: 764mg | Potassium: 595mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 3mg