How to make Quick Coconut Chicken -

Chicken cooked in coconut milk and flavoured with basil

Sanjeev Kapoor

This recipe is from FoodFood TV channel & has featured on Sanjeev Kapoor Kitchen.

Main Ingredients : Coconut milk (नारियल का दूध),

Cuisine : Fusion

Course : Main Course Chicken

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Quick Coconut Chicken

Quick Coconut Chicken Recipe Card


Hindi: nariyal
Coastal cuisine of India loves the coconut. Be it Goan or Malwani, Karnatak, Tamilian or from Kerala, the taste of coconut reigns supreme. Think about a rich fish curry and try making it obliterating the coconut! It will pass off as a fake. Very correctly termed as the ‘plant of life,’ each and every part of the coconut plant is useful in one or the other way.

Prep Time : 11-15 minutes

Cook time : 11-15 minutes

Serve : 4

Level Of Cooking : Moderate

Taste : Mild

Ingredients for Quick Coconut Chicken Recipe

  • Coconut milk 2 1/2 cups

  • Boneless chicken breasts cut into small pieces 2

  • Fresh coriander leaves with roots 1/4 cup

  • Fish sauce 2 teaspoon

  • Green chillies 3

  • Fresh red chillies 3

  • Lemon 1

  • Fresh basil leaves 15-18

  • Salt to taste


Step 1

Chop coriander leaves with roots. Put chicken pieces in a deep non stick pan, add fish sauce and mix. Chop green and red chillies and add along with coriander leaves.

Step 2

Grate rind of ½ a lemon and add. Add coconut milk, basil leaves and salt and mix. Cook on medium heat till chicken is completely cooked. Alternatively you can cook it in an oven. Put the chicken mixture into individual ramekin moulds after adding coconut milk, basil leaves and salt. Cover and cook in a preheated oven at 180ºC for about 30 minutes.

Step 3

Serve hot with steamed jasmine rice.

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