If you ever have leftover chicken and are looking for a recipe to use it up, this Filipino coconut chicken curry recipe is the perfect answer for you! Not only is it gluten free and paleo-friendly, it is healthy and delicious and can be cooked in about 30 minutes.
While this is a coconut curry, there is not curry powder in the mix. Instead, the recipe calls for ginger and tumeric for flavor. We changed up the normal recipe, as we added in some peppers and sweet potatoes. In a normal Filipino coconut chicken curry, you would use green, unripe papaya instead of sweet potatoes or sweet peppers. If you are not following the paleo diet, you can feel free to enjoy this with some Jasmine rice.
Check out the Filipino coconut chicken curry recipe below!
- 2 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
- 6 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
- 1 medium Onion, chopped
- 2-inch long fresh Ginger root, peeled and sliced
- 2 Tablespoons Red Curry powder
- 1 teaspoon ground Turmeric
- 1 Sweet Potato (Yam), peeled and chopped into cubes
- 3-4 cups left-over Chicken or 1 ( 3-lb) Rotisserie Chicken, chopped or cubed
- 1 1/2 cans Coconut Milk plus 1/2 can water (use 14 oz can for measurement)
- 2 Tablespoons paleo-friendly Fish Sauce
- 1 large red Bell pepper, chopped
- 1 Tablespoon brown Sugar (or Honey for paleo), to taste
- Salt and Pepper, to taste
- Cilantro for garnish (optional)
- In a large cooking pot, heat the oil.
- Saute the garlic, onion and fresh ginger until aromatic, so about 1-2 minutes.
- Turn down heat to the lowest setting. Now add in the curry powder and ground tumeric to the onion mixture and stir.
- Now add in the sweet potatoes and chicken.
- Pour in the coconut milk and half a can of water, fish sauce and some ground pepper. Bring this to a boil, cover and then simmer on low for 8-10 minutes or until the sweet potatoes are tender.
- Now add in the chopped bell peppers and the brown sugar or honey. Cook for another 2 minutes. If the sauce becomes too thick, just add more water.
- Season, if desired. Garnish with some chopped cilantro.