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One-Pan Coconut Chicken Curry and Rice

One-Pan Coconut Curry Chicken and Rice

This One-Pan Coconut Curry Chicken and Rice is an easy one pot dinner with coconut milk and basil and little spice.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Yield 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion, diced finely
  • 1 red chile pepper, diced (can sub 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes for this or a jalapeno)
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon coriander
  • 1 cup uncooked long grain white rice
  • 1 cup chicken broth (I like to use Better than Buillion paste with water)
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can coconut milk (I like Thai kitchen)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced ginger
  • 2 tablespoons chopped basil leaves


  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and peppers and sautee for a couple of minutes. Add the chicken and sautee for 5-6 minutes or until no longer pink. Add more oil if needed while cooking.

  2. Add the garlic and sautee for the last minute of cooking. Push mixture to the side of  the pan.

  3. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, Add the curry powder, coriander, and rice. Sautee for 30 seconds. This helps the spices bloom. Quickly add the chicken broth, coconut milk, and salt.

  4. Simmer covered over low heat for 15-20 minutes or until rice is tender. Stir in the ginger for the last couple minutes. 

  5. When rice is tender, stir in basil and serve.