Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry, easy no-fuss dinner, quick recipe and delicious with rice or naan bread. Simple ingredients for a tasty chicken dinner.

Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry, easy no-fuss dinner, quick recipe and delicious with rice or naan bread. Simple ingredients for a tasty chicken dinner.

KARI AYAM DAN UBI KENTANG! How many of us can say that and remember how to say it at a later date? That's the Malaysian name for this delicious curry, which in everyday words, is called a Chicken and Potato curry!

I've called it a 'cheats' Malaysian Coconut Chicken and potato curry because many of us can feel a little overwhelmed when it comes to making curries. All those spices and what to do with them, how much to add, where to buy them, will they be too hot? Will I ever use them again? It can take a long time too, preparing all the spices if you make them from scratch.

So this curry is called a cheats curry because you will be able to achieve an authentic Malaysian curry flavour, without the need to add all the zillions of spices, it's super quick, and great served up with a plate of plain Thai Fragrant Jasmine rice.

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As a child growing up in Hong Kong, we had many culinary influences from Malaysia, and this recipe is one my mother would whip up in the kitchen during the week. It was never a hot chilli tasting dish, as mild curry powder is used. But I always remember the smell of the coconut mixed with the curry powder as my mum would be cooking.

The flavour was a lovely creamy coconut, mixed with the chicken, the taste of the potatoes, all lovely and soft full of the curry sauce, and together with sauce all over the rice, it truly was a magical, refreshingly tasty dish. Of course, you can make the curry hotter to your taste..just add chillies or hot curry powder!

So come take a trip with me to the Orient and explore some delicious flavours and smells. Once you've made this dish, you will make it over and over again! Please enjoy our Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry!

Ingredients

8 Chicken thighs or drumsticks or mixture. (You can use chicken breast, or off the bone chicken)
2 medium potatoes
10 mushrooms (optional)
1 large onion
3 garlic cloves crushed
1 piece finely chopped ginger (about 1 cm thick)
1 chicken stock cube
1 tin coconut milk (about 1 1/2 - 2 cups)
1 Tablespoon Mild curry powder (you can add hot curry powder if you wish)
1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
Serve with Thai Jasmine rice if you would like.

Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry, ingredients
Everything you need!

Instructions

Prepare Everything!
1. Chop mushrooms, potatoes peeled and cut into quarters.

2. Crush garlic, finely chop ginger and onions

3. Wash chicken pieces

4. Start cooking rice if you've chosen rice to have with your curry.

5. Put vegetable oil in your pan and heat on medium. When it's hot enough, add the chicken pieces and golden brown the skin all over. Add a little salt and pepper. Once browned, return to a plate for now.

Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry, browned chicken
Golden brown chicken

6. Using the same pan, all the onions, garlic, ginger, mushrooms and curry powder. Fry gently until the onions turn transparent. Do not let them go brown as that will cause the dish to turn bitter. Add a pinch of salt.

7. Add all other ingredients.

8. Return the chicken to the pan, give it a stir and leave on a gentle heat with lid on, to simmer of 20 - 25 minutes

Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry, simmering
Adding the chicken & coconut milk

I like to add 1/2 Teaspoon of this curry paste...It is VERY, VERY HOT!!!

curry paste

9. Five minutes before the end, check the potatoes are soft (stick a knife in one and see), and also check the chicken is done. Leave with the lid on for the last 5 minutes.

10. If cooking rice, it should be ready now.

11. Garnish with a handful of chopped coriander/cilantro or fresh basil leaves and serve.

Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry, easy no-fuss dinner, quick recipe and delicious with rice or naan bread. Simple ingredients for a tasty chicken dinner.

We'd love to hear from you and what you thought of our cheats Malaysian coconut chicken and potao curry recipe. Did you make any changes or add some other goodies? Let us know in the comments below. Thanks for reading and happy cooking!

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Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry, easy no-fuss dinner, quick recipe and delicious with rice or naan bread. Simple ingredients for a tasty chicken dinner.

Cheats Malaysian Coconut Chicken and Potato Curry

Yield: 4 - 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

This curry is called a cheats curry because you will be able to achieve an authentic Malaysian curry flavour, without the need to add all the zillions of spices, it's super quick, and great served up with a plate of plain Thai Fragrant Jasmine rice.

Ingredients

  • 8 chicken thighs or drumsticks or mixture. (You can use chicken breast, or off the bone chicken)
  • 2 medium potatoes
  • 10 mushrooms (optional)
  • 1 large onion
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 piece finely chopped ginger, about 1 cm thick
  • 1 chicken stock cube
  • 1 cups tin coconut milk, about 1 1/2 - 2
  • 1 Tablespoon Mild curry powder, you can add hot curry powder if you wish
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable oil
  • Serve with Thai Jasmine rice if you would like.

Instructions

  1. Chop mushrooms and peel potatoes and cut into quarters.
  2. Crush garlic, finely chop the ginger and onions
  3. Wash chicken pieces
  4. Start cooking rice if you've chosen rice to have with your curry.
  5. Put vegetable oil in your pan and heat on medium. When it's hot enough, add the chicken pieces and golden brown the skin all over. Add a little salt and pepper. Once browned, return to a plate for now.
  6. Using the same pan, all the onions, garlic, ginger, mushrooms, and curry powder. Fry gently until the onions turn transparent. Do not let them go brown as that will cause the dish to turn bitter. Add a pinch of salt.
  7. Add all other ingredients.
  8. Return the chicken to the pan, give it a stir and leave on a gentle heat with the lid on, to simmer of 20 - 25 minutes
  9. Five minutes before the end, check the potatoes are soft (stick a knife in one and see), and also check the chicken is done. Leave with the lid on for the last 5 minutes.
  10. If cooking rice, it should be ready now.Garnish with a handful of chopped coriander/cilantro or fresh basil leaves and serve.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 619Total Fat: 37gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 242mgSodium: 387mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 49g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate

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  1. Easy and delicious! I switched out zucchini for broccoli and used chicken breasts. I also added 1-1/2 T curry. The four of us devoured it! Thanks for a great recipe

    1. oh Anne! I am so please your family loved it! It is very versatile in that you can swap the meat and vegetables for whatever you have or prefer. The taste is certainly wonderful!

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    Cindy Jamieson

    says:

    This is something I would love to try. I never make Curry, because of the reasons you stated above… will I ever use the spices again, but I love that most ingredients here are some I always have on hand! Thanks for sharing with Simple Supper Tuesday.