Coconut Curry Chicken and Peanuts

LisaMB 0

"Spice from the curry and slightly sweet coconut milk combine to make a wonderfully tasty and tender chicken dish. Serve with basmati rice and a cool cucumber and tomato salad. I created this recipe after a small ethnic restaurant in our neighborhood closed. Their curry chicken and peanuts was wonderful. I was unable to find a similar recipe so through trial and error, this version was born!"


55 m servings 339 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 339 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 22.9 g
  • 35%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.3g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 25.5 g
  • 51%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 74 mg
  • 25%
  • Sodium:
  • 95 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the butter and oil in a large skillet over medium heat until the butter is melted. Cook and stir the onions and 1 tablespoon of curry powder for about 5 minutes, to release the juice from the onions. Remove the onions with a slotted spoon and set aside, leaving the juice in the skillet.
  2. Place the chicken breast cubes into the skillet with the remaining 1 tablespoon of curry powder, and cook and stir about 15 minutes, until the chicken is browned and no longer pink inside. Return the onions to the skillet, and pour in the coconut milk. Simmer for about 15 minutes, until the sauce is thickened. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts.
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  1. 13 Ratings


This recipe is wonderful! I'm not really a very good cook and even I couldn't screw this one up. :) I think the level of taste really depends on what kind of curry you use, and you could definit...

This dish was VERY bland and colorless. I believe it needs a lot of tweaking to be a keeper.

The first time I made this recipe I found it to be bland. I added Cumin and cilantro to taste. I reserved some of the fresh cilantro to sprinkle when I plated the dish, Also gave a sprinkle of...

I was hoping for a new curry recipe. This is very bland and tasteless. I won't make it again.

This is nice if you're looking for something simple and not overwelming in taste. My boyfriend and I didn't love or hate it, but I probably wont make it again.

Thanks LisaMB. Quick and Easy! I made no changes and it's simply great. Served it with whole grained rice then again with egg noodles and a green veggie for color. My wife loved it!

I loved this with the following changes: I cooked the onions with (a lot more than it called for) curry and a pinch of salt in a 50-50 mix of peanut and olive oil. While the chicken was cooking ...

Loved it just the way it is!

Was very nice over rice