Coconut Curry Chicken

Tonight I decided to try out a new recipe. I got my inspiration from The Primal Blueprint Cookbook by Mark Sisson.  I’m trying to cut back on carbs and remove wheat products from my diet so this book is a good starting point. I will note that I did make some changes to the recipe and after completing the recipe, I feel that there are some additional changes that could be made. However, it was a pretty good dish. The sauce was amazing!


  • 4 chicken thighs
  • 2 tbsp of peanut oil
  • 1 tsp of mustard seed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbsp of ground ginger
  • 1 tsp of ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp of ground coriander
  • 1 tsp of ground tumeric
  • Hot Sauce, to taste
  • 1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/4 cup of coconut milk
  • White wine for deglazing

1.  Cook chicken in peanut oil over medium high heat.
2. When the chicken is done cooking, remove it from the pot. Add the mustard seed and cook until it starts to pop. (WARNING! This can get really messy. I had seeds all over the place because they were popping out of the pot!)
3.  Add the onion and a good splash of white wine to the pot for deglazing. Cook the onion until it is soft.
4. Add all of the spices, the garlic, red wine vinegar to the pot. Then add the chicken and coat it with the mixture. 
5.  Add the coconut milk to the pot, mix well, coat the chicken and then bring to a boil. Add hot sauce to taste (I would wait and taste after the chicken is done cooking and add more if needed.) Simmer for 40 minutes (I ended up cooking longer because the thighs weren’t thoroughly cooked after 40 minutes.)
Serve with basmati rice and broccoli.
***Next time I make this recipe, I am going to cube some chicken breast and use it instead of the thighs. I will also add a little salt.***

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  1. says

    I am always looking for new curry recipes, this one is so different than what I normally find. I have pinned this and will give it a try soon! I've never used mustard seeds, so fun to try new things! Thanks for sharing!

  2. says

    Thank you for stopping by my blog! This was my first time making this type of recipe. The mustard seeds were interesting…when I say pop, I mean they really popped! They flew out of the pot and I had a nice little mess. :) But the mess was worth it.

  3. says

    This looks so delicious and simple to make. Perfect for a warm summer night. I would love if you'd share this recipe on my foodie friday party today.

  4. says

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Diane. And thanks for the party invite! I'll head on over to your blog and share it right now. :)

  5. says

    Yum, just passing by and this looks amazing and I have all ingredients in my kitchen , yay!

    Found you at Five Little Chefs

  6. says

    You're welcome! Thanks for stopping by my blog again! This recipe was pretty good! And it smells amazing while cooking. :)

  7. says

    This is a very nice chicken dish. Would you be happy to link it in to my Chicken Edition of Food on Friday? This is the link . I found this through Simple Living by Diane Balch.

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