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Malaysian Curry Chicken





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Malaysian Curry Chicken

Kari Ayam

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Curry chicken varies around the world, from home to home. In my home, we love this easy curry chicken recipe that has a splash of coconut milk to make it taste better! This Chicken Curry recipe works great in a crockpot, instant pot or even a basic stainless steel pot!

There have been countless requests for curry chicken. There are many versions of curries due to the usage of different types of ingredients. No two bowls of curry chicken taste the same! However, the taste is generally rich and spicy. The gravy should be moderately thick enough and not diluted. The best type of curry should be rich in coconut milk and spices. However, the coconut milk should not be overpowering that it masks the taste of the spices. Marinating the meat in curry paste before cooking enhances the taste of the meat itself. You can skip this step if you do not want to do so as it is optional. This is my take on a simple bowl of curry chicken. You will not be disappointed!

  Malaysisches Hähnchencurry ist auch auf deutsch verfügbar.

Related Recipe Ideas



  • 450 grams chicken meat
  • 0.5 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 tablespoons light soy sauce


  • 3 tablespoons curry powder
  • 3 candlenut(s)
  • 3 garlic clove(s)
  • 3 shallots
  • 2 centimeters ginger
  • 5 chilli peppers (dried)


  • 2 potatoes
  • 1 yellow onions
  • 1 lemon grass stalk(s)
  • 5 curry leaf stalk(s)
  • 300 milliliters coconut milk
  • 300 milliliters water
  • salt
  • sugar
  • oil

Steps to Prepare

  1. Marinate chicken meat with curry powder and soy sauce for 15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, blend ingredients (B).
  3. Heat oil in the pot over medium heat. Once oil heats up, add chilli paste and cook until fragrant.
  4. Add chicken meat and mix well. Cook until the dish is slightly dry. Then add water and cook over high heat.
  5. Add potatoes, onions, lemon grass and curry leaves. Once the curry boils, lower the heat and allow it to simmer for 30 to 40 minutes.
  6. Add coconut milk and cook at high heat again. When it boils, lower the heat and add salt and sugar to taste.
  7. Serve with bread or rice.

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Thank you Grace. Even my ‘Ang Mo Pai’ kids love it. Yummy curry enjoyed by my family. Thumbs up.This version of curry is delicious. Had previously cooked curry using curry powder and ginger for the rumpah only. Thanks again Grace.Best curry chicken recipe I've encountered!  Thanks a million Grace!Tonight's dinner is the Malaysian Chicken Curry :) Thank you for making it easier to cook!!♡♡♡Loved your recipe. I was too hungry  to bother with the plating

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