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Basil Chicken In Coconut Curry Sauce

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 564kcal


  • 3 skinless boneless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1 medium red onion chopped
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 jalapeno peppers seeded and minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 14- oz can coconut milk light or full fat
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp ginger powder
  • 3 cups steamed white rice


  • Cut the chicken into roughly 1 inch cubes. Place the cut chicken into a large bowl and set it aside. In a small bowl, stir together the curry, 1/2 teaspoon of the salt, pepper and chili powder. Once they’re evenly combined, sprinkle the spice mix over the chicken, then toss together until the chicken is nice and coated. Cover the chicken and chill in the refrigerator for at least an hour, but no more than two.
  • In a large skillet stir together the onion, basil, garlic and peppers in the olive oil heated over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes, or until the onion is translucent. Add in the chicken and then stir in the remaining 1/2 teaspoon of salt and cook for 5-6 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • In a separate bowl, stir the coconut milk and cornstarch together until evenly combined. Slowly pour the mixture into the skillet, stirring constantly until evenly incorporated. Continue to cook, stirring, until the sauce has slightly thickened and is gently bubbling. now stir in the ginger and let the mixture bubble for another minute or so, again stirring vigorously. Remove the skillet from heat and Serve over hot rice.


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 680mg | Potassium: 643mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 4mg