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Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken with Paleo Coconut Rice

Chicken, Recipes | January 29, 2015 | By

Thai food is my favorite but it’s not always the most paleo-friendly.  The spiciness of this curry finds its perfect balance with the smooth and sweetness of the coconut cream.  The delicious dish is served over delicately paleo rice infused with a hint of coconut.  If you’re a nut lover, add in ¾ cup of cashews!

Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken with Paleo Coconut Rice
Serves 4
Tantalizing Thai coconut chicken curry over cauliflower rice...and it's paleo!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
50 min
  1. 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  2. 1 ½ cup chicken broth
  3. 1 cup coconut cream (skimmed from the top of 1 refrigerated can of full fat coconut milk
  4. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  5. 1 small onion, chopped
  6. 2 tomatoes, diced
  7. 1 cup diced carrots
  8. 1 cup diced sweet potatoes
  9. 5 garlic cloves, minced
  10. 1 tbsp fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  11. 2 tbsp thai yellow curry paste (or curry powder or garam masala)
  12. 2 tsp salt
  13. 1 tsp black pepper
  14. 1 tsp garlic powder
  15. 1 tsp cumin
  16. ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  17. ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  18. fresh chopped cilantro to garnish
For the Paleo Rice
  1. 2 cauliflower heads
  2. ¼ cup chicken stock
  3. ¼ cup coconut milk
  4. 2 tsp garlic powder
  5. 2 tsp salt
  6. 2 tsp black pepper
To make the Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken
  1. Clean chicken and dice into 1 inch cubes.
  2. Sauté onions and garlic in coconut oil in a large saucepan over low - medium heat for 2 minutes then add the chicken cubes and continue to cook until chicken has slightly browned.
  3. Mix curry paste (or curry powder) with coconut cream and chicken broth and pour over the chicken.
  4. Add the tomatoes, carrots and sweet potatoes and stir.
  5. Stir in salt, black pepper, garlic powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and crushed red pepper flakes.
  6. Cook on medium heat with the lid on for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  7. Top with fresh cilantro and serve!
To make the Paleo Coconut Rice
  1. Wash and chop cauliflower heads then grate in a food processor or with a cheese grater.
  2. Add grated cauliflower to a pot with ¼ cup chicken stock, ¼ cup coconut milk, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and let steam for 7 minutes over medium heat.
  4. Uncover, stir and serve!
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