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Chicken Apricot Coconut Curry

This chicken apricot coconut curry is packed full of flavor. The sauce is lightly flavored with curry powder, coconut milk and topped with toasted almonds.

This chicken apricot coconut curry is packed full of flavor. The sauce is lightly flavored with curry powder, coconut milk and topped with toasted almonds.

I know that I run a food blog but sometimes I don’t want to cook. I spend my whole day cooking for SheKnows articles and then all of a sudden it’s 6pm and I haven’t even thought about dinner. Ugh.

That’s when Blue Apron entered my life and things started to get a whole lot easier! They send you a box (meat or vegetarian) once a week that includes three delicious recipes and EVERYTHING you need to make them. The meat, the vegetables, the fresh herbs…everything. 

In my box I received Pork Souvlaki Pitas with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce, Bronzed Salmon with Orange Marmalade & Israeli Couscous and  Chicken & Apricot Coconut Currry with Basmati Rice.  While they were all delicious I feel head over heels in love the curry. It was super simple to throw together and the leftovers were perfect for lunch. Perfectly cooked chicken, creamy coconut milk, curry powder and tons of spices…what’s not to love?

This chicken apricot coconut curry is packed full of flavor. The sauce is lightly flavored with curry powder, coconut milk and topped with toasted almonds.

Looking for more delicious dinner ideas? Try my spicy garlic pork stir fry, healthier general tso’s chicken, spicy pork noodle bowl, 20 minute healthier orange chicken, spicy cashew chicken, tom kha gai, spicy coconut milk clams, easy beef and vegetable stir fry or my spicy beef with peanuts.

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Chicken Apricot Coconut Curry

This chicken apricot coconut curry is packed full of flavor. The sauce is lightly flavored with curry powder, coconut milk and topped with toasted almonds.

Yield: 3 - 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup basmati rice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium sized yellow onion, diced
  • 1/3 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, 1/2 inch slices
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 bunch Chinese broccoli (or bok choy)
  • 1/3 cup chopped almonds
  • 1/2 cup minced cilantro

Source: Blue Apron

Directions:

In a medium pot add rice and 1-1/4 cups water and a big pinch of salt. Heat till boiling, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer for about 20 minutes, or until the water is absorbed and the rice is cooked through. Fluff the fully cooked rice with a fork.

While the rice cooks, start cooking your curry.

Add a large saucepan over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil. When the oil is hot add the onion and cook 2 minutes until soft but not browned. Add apricots and chicken and cook 3 minutes. Add in grated ginger and onion and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant.

Add in coconut milk and curry powder. Cook for 3 minutes over medium heat, reduce heat and simmer on low for 5 minutes.

Add in chopped Chinese broccoli (or bok choy) and cook 2-4 minutes until the greens are tender-crisp.

At this point I like to dump in the rice and stir to combine. If you prefer to top your rice simple dived the rice between 3-4 bowls, top with curry mixture and garnish with chopped almonds and cilantro.

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Monday 23rd of February 2015

[…] for even more rice packed dishes? Try my easy beef and vegetable stir fry, chicken apricot coconut curry and turkey wild rice […]

Katrina

Monday 14th of October 2013

Finally made this for dinner tonight. It's good. I just broccoli and lite coconut milk. I think it's a little curry-spicy, but my husband doesn't think so at all. Good.

Reeni

Tuesday 16th of July 2013

I LOVE coconut curries! What a nice twist with the apricots! Totally delicious!

Bree (Skinny Mommy)

Monday 15th of July 2013

This looks delicious and I love this idea of a recipe in a box!

Joanne

Sunday 14th of July 2013

Whoa! Super cool! These all sound like meals I would LOVE to eat...especially if they involve minimal effort!

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