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Coconut Curry Poached Chicken

Winner winner, chicken dinner! Poaching is easier than you think and this easy recipe proves it. Ready in 25 minutes, the flavourful dish with tangy notes is perfect to whip up during the week when you’re short on time.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian, International
Servings 2
Calories 340 kcal


For the poached chicken

  • 2 scallions
  • 2 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • thumb-piece piece of ginger
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil light-tasting
  • 1 tbsp yellow curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 250 ml coconut milk (1 cup)

For the marinated scallions

  • 1 scallion
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1/2 orange
  • black pepper freshly ground


  • Roughly chop two of the three scallions and peel garlic, as well as ginger. Heat vegetable oil in a pot and sauté with the spices on medium heat for about a minute.
  • Add coconut milk and 350ml water and bring to a light boil. Put in the chicken breasts and let simmer on lowest heat point for 10-12 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, chop remaining scallion and put in a bowl. Squeeze half an orange and add juice along with rice vinegar and a generous amount of pepper. Let marinate until chicken is poached.
  • Take out chicken breasts and slice. Serve with some of the poaching liquid and jasmine rice. Top with marinated scallions and cilantro.


Calories: 340kcal
Keyword coconut curry, coconut curry poached chicken, healthy chicken dinner, poached chicken
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