Curry chicken varies around the world, from home to home. This easy curry poultry recipe has a splash of coconut milk to make it taste creamy and delicious. In Malaysia or Singapore, we serve it with rice but it is also delicious with bread.
This easy curry chicken is the standard curry chicken you will get in most restaurants in Malaysia and Singapore. Rich in coconut milk and spices, this curry chicken is a must try. As this chicken is marinated in curry paste before cooking enhances the taste of the meat itself.
### Can I use onions instead of shallots?
Yes, you may. Shallots are generally more intense in taste and they are also spicier compared to onions. The best substitute would be red onions. If you can’t find any, you may also opt for yellow onions.
### What type of curry powder to use?
In Malaysia and Singapore, you may find curry powders sold specifically for meat or seafood. In this recipe, meat curry powder is used. You may also substitute with any curry powder mixture which contains more chilli powder. Sometimes, dried curry leaves are also added to the curry powder mixture.
### Can candlenut be omitted?
Candlenuts are added to thicken the curry. You may remove it from this recipe if you prefer. Otherwise, substitute candlenuts with macadamia nuts.
### Milk or yoghurt to substitute coconut milk
In the Southeast Asian region, milk and yoghurt aren’t a common choice to be added into curries. Instead, coconut milk is often used since they grow abundantly locally. If you do not prefer coconut milk, you may opt to substitute it with 300 ml milk or 250 ml yoghurt. Do note that the taste will be different but it will not spoil the taste.
### Curry chicken in the slow cooker
Cooking this curry chicken recipe in a slow cooker is possible. Simply prepare the recipe in a slow cooker and cook the dish for 4 hours on high or 6 hours on low for tender curry chicken.
Hi guys, welcome to Nyonya Cooking! So, I'd been away for a while and then I returned I lost my voice It's okay… I'm back now with a simple, no fuss delicious recipe So, this is how to prepare a Malaysian chicken curry recipe Umm…this had been requested many times So, I thought it's time to show you how to prepare this delicious dish That goes well with rice, noodles or even bread So, you dip the bread into the curry and then enjoy it… I'll show you later So, I know you want to see the ingredients Let's check them out To prepare curry chicken, I have some chicken breast and also some drumsticks Use any part of the chicken that you like To marinate the chicken, I have here curry powder and also soy sauce To move on to the ingredients to be blended, It would be some some dried chillies, shallots, garlic, Candlenuts and also ginger To blend them together, we'll also need some curry powder again As we move on over here, we have some potatoes, Lemongrass, 1 onion and lots of curry leaves To add some richness and thickness to the curry, of course some coconut milk, Water, salt and sugar to taste After seeing all the ingredients, it's time to prepare the delicious curry chicken Ahh.. we'll start with marinating the chicken So… curry powder into the bowl of chicken pieces, Next, the soy sauce Just mix this and make sure that the chicken pieces are coated evenly with the curry powder and also the soy sauce This will also help to intensify the taste of the chicken meat itself So, as you bite into the chicken pieces, you can taste the intensity of the flavour While the chicken marinates, we're going to move on to the next step And that would be blending the ingredients Again, we're going to cut the shallots Into the blender together with the garlic and ginger
Then, do not forget the rest of the ingredients So, I'm just putting the dried chillies into the blender as well Candlenuts and curry powder too What we're creating here is just a paste for the curry To ease the blending, I'm going to add a bit of water The curry paste is now ready Just make sure there are no chunks in this curry paste We're going to leave it aside first So, here I have a pot… I'd heated it up I'm going to add a bit of oil Now we know that the oil is hot, I'm just going to put this curry paste into the pot here When cooking curry paste, it's always very important to cook until it's fragrant Then, you get the true flavour of each ingredient So now, you're just going to stir fry this So, it's ready when the curry paste had changed colour into a deeper red Now, it's time to add the chicken pieces into the pot Then, add water into the pot So, cook this at high heat The dish is beginning to boil, Now, it's time to add in the potatoes So, what I'm doing here is just cutting them into smaller bite pieces Do not forget the onions that we have All these will go into the pot Do not forget the lemongrass to add some flavour and fragrance to the dish Lastly, we have the curry leaves Now, when the dish is boiling vigorously, we're going to lower the heat Let it simmer for about 30 to 40 minutes depending on the potatoes that are used So, what we want to achieve here is to have soft potatoes So, we're going to lower the heat Then, I'll see you later I'm back to have a look at the curry chicken So, as you can see, it's doing its work Then now, we are going to add the coconut milk After stirring, we're going to bring the heat up again to medium or high
Let this boil Once this boils, we can then adjust the taste Add salt, some sugar Then, we'll have a marvellous dish of curry chicken Perfect… The no fuss, simple and delicious curry chicken is now ready It's here, right in front of my eyes The best part of the video is to taste it So, I'm going to dunk this piece of bread Now, I'm going to taste it for you Definitely heavenly… Comforting… It's so delicious So, when I bit into the bread, I could really taste the flavours… the harmonious mix of flavours that are there The spices…a very light hint of spiciness too A perfect bowl of curry Now, you're not going to know how it tastes like until you try this recipe So, quickly do so Once you'd tried it, send me a photo through all the social media I'm available on Facebook, Twitter and even Google+ For those of you who have instagram, quickly add me to your feed Because I'll be sharing with you my food journey So, I can't wait to see you in the next video Subscribe if you have not subscribe to Nyonya Cooking Till then, 'Happy Cooking!'