Spicy Chicken in Tomato-Coconut Sauce

Spicy Chicken in Tomato-Coconut Sauce


"Easy, spicy chicken dish. Tastes great with naan."


1 h 10 m servings 497 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 497 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 23.4 g
  • 36%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.5g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 21 g
  • 42%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 1841 mg
  • 74%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the rice and 1 quart water to a boil in a pot. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and onion powder. Cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 20 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet, and brown the chicken on all sides. Set chicken aside, and mix in the onion and jalapenos. Cook until tender. Pour in the coconut milk and 1 cup water, and stir in diced tomatoes with green chiles and tomato paste. Season with cumin, garam masala, mustard seed, cayenne pepper, and 2 teaspoons salt. Dissolve bouillon cubes in the mixture. Bring to a boil. Return chicken to skillet, and continue cooking 10 minutes, or until chicken juices run clear.
  3. Remove chicken from skillet, cool enough to handle, and remove meat from bones. Return meat to skillet. Serve mixture over the cooked rice. Garnish with lime wedges, and top each serving with a dollop of sour cream.
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  1. 11 Ratings


It was a good start. With some changes it was very good. Used 3 fresh medium tomatoes instead of canned tomato and paste. For spices changed it to: 2 tbsp garam masala, 2 tbsp cumin, 1 tbsp gi...

I was a little disappointed with this recipe. I followed the recipe closely (although did add some seeds from the jalapenos). The end result: way way too spicy, and I am pretty sure it was the c...

Only 3 just because it was toooooo spicy for me. Flavor was great!

This was good. I added a little sugar (about 2 Tablespoons). I did not add the cayenne as my husband does not like heat. This was not too spicy for him and he is a self proclaimed wuss. It m...

It tasted fine but something was missing. My husband liked it, so if I make it again I would use sweetened coconut milk instead.

Well now OMG...... I made this for Sunday dinner on a Sunday when my grown kids expect 3-4 different dishes, this was the only one and they were over the moon with the flavored of this dish.noth...

2tb cayenne pepper made this WAY too hot. Would have tasted great otherwise.

Great recipe but I can't imagine how hot it would be with 2 tablespoons of cayenne!!! I used 1 teaspoon and it was pretty spicy. I added 1 tablespoon of sugar because some of the other reviews...

I love this recipe, however I do make a few adjustments....first I replace the chicken legs with breast. Instead of using 2 tablespoons of cayenne pepper, I use only one (I found 2 tablespoons t...