Lite Chicken Curry

Lite Chicken Curry Recipe



  • 5 chicken thighs(chopped into cubes)
  • Seasoning (1 cube magi, 1/2tspn salt, 1/2tspn black pepper)
  • ¼ large onion (chopped)
  • 3tb spoon olive oil


  • 500ml (2cups) coconut milk
  • 1 Tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 Cube magi


  • Half bunch cilantro (chopped) (Optional)



  1. Work the seasoning in part A into the chicken, set aside.
  2. Combine all the ingredients for the sauce, whisk until they are well incorporated (set aside)
  3. Set a saute pan on medium heat, add in the olive oil. Allow the oil to heat up for 2mins, add in the chicken. Allow the chicken to cook on each side for 3-4mins.  Remove the chicken from oil and set aside
  4. Add the onions to the left over oil in the pan, saute for 4-5mins (Until the onions become translucent)
  5. Add in the whisked sauce ingredient. Cover and allow to boil  for 7-8mins
  6. Stir, taste and adjust for seasoning.
  7. Now add in the pre-cooked chicken into the sauce. Simmer for another 10minuts. Add in the cilantro at this point.

Serve with rice or Naan bread.


PS: if you prefer a thicker curry, add in one cup of yogurt for 2 cups of coconut milk. You may also use tomato paste as thickener.

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By |December 6th, 2011|16 Comments


  1. Benny September 21, 2012 at 5:11 am - Reply

    Hello……please, can we get cilantro in Nigeria? What name is it here in Nigeria? Thanks.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie September 21, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

      I am not certain (covers face)…..

    • Ijeoma November 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm - Reply

      I don’t think Ʊ can get cilantro here in nigeria.its commonly referred to as coriander leaves which isn’t normally grown here.

  2. lorlah December 29, 2011 at 2:52 am - Reply

    please is coconut milk sold or I have to make that,if I have to make from scratch recipe pleasssssssse.

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 29, 2011 at 5:01 am - Reply

      Hi, you can buy canned coconut milk from major grocery store/Asian store.

  3. Wedding planner December 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm - Reply

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  4. CoyIntrovert December 11, 2011 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    This loooks soo goood 9jafodie, what else can I have this with except naan bread?? I need to buy a book where I’d write recipes I don’t want to forget

    • 9jafoodie
      9jafoodie December 13, 2011 at 1:19 am - Reply

      You can have it with a side of steamed Jasmine rice, you can also add in some potatoes and have it as a soup.

  5. Career advice December 10, 2011 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    Thanks for that awesome posting. Useful, and it saved MUCH time! 🙂

  6. adija adamu December 8, 2011 at 3:47 pm - Reply

    Nice food easy to prepare.I LIKE VEGETABLE MIXED DISHES

  7. chinasa December 7, 2011 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    i like!

  8. The Relentless Builder December 7, 2011 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    This looks delicious and easy to prepare. I was almost expecting a separate recipe for the Naan bread … LOL!

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