Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Honey Chicken Curry With Thai Coconut Rice

I made this tonight for dinner, and it may be my new favorite curry recipe! It was so quick and easy and very lummy (as Ryan says). I'm still amazed at how easy and yummy it was! I got the recipe from my friend Michele's blog (the link is above) and she also had a recipe for Thai Coconut Rice, which I made to go along with it. I am always a fan of coconut and curry and these two recipes together were awesome. I did the rice in my rice cooker and changed it a little from Michele's, so if you don't have a rice cooker or especially love cilantro (Jen) then follow her recipe instead of mine. Cooking it in the rice cooker took a double cook time, with a few stirs in the middle, rather than just turning it on and letting it cook, like I normally would. The coconut milk made it very creamy and thicker than usual.

Honey Chicken Curry
1/3 c. butter
1/3 c. honey
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. curry powder
2 Tbsp. dijon mustard
2 chicken breasts, cut in half (I cut mine in half, and in half again)

Melt butter and add honey, salt, curry and mustard and stir until well combined. Place chicken in baking dish and pour mixture over the top. Bake at 350 for 30-45 minutes, basting every 10 minutes (I didn't need to do this because I used a square dish and the sauce covered my chicken almost completely).

Thai Coconut Rice
2 c. rice
2 c. coconut milk
1 3/4 c. water
1/2 tsp. salt
2 Tbsp. dry shredded coconut
1 bunch cilantro
1/4 c. coconut

Cook in rice cooker until liquid is mostly absorbed. Stir occasionally if necessary because the milk settles at the top and the bottom may burn. While your rice is cooking, put a small amount of oil in a frying pan and lightly toast your 1/4 c. coconut over medium heat. Chop up your cilantro. When you serve the rice, serve the toasted coconut and cilantro on top.

Adapted from: http://www.sweetluvininthekitchen.blogspot.com/

*Update: I made this with the cilantro and toasted coconut on the top and I thought it added SO much! So I have added that into this recipe so you can enjoy it that way too!


  1. That's funny you posted this tonight. My sister-in-law told me she was making it tonight for dinner as well! I'm so glad you liked the curry, and the combination with the coconut rice....yum-o. I think I"ll have to go make this again soon.

  2. MMM. As soon as I have time to make dinner again I want to make this. I love coconut milk.

  3. I made this again and added the cilantro, as per Michele's Thai Coconut Rice recipe, and it was VERY good with the cilantro. The cilantro added a little kick, so I would definitely add that if you have it!