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An easy, comforting, delicious recipe for dairy free chicken coconut curry. The perfect wintertime dinner!

Easy Dairy Free Chicken Coconut Curry.

Chicken curry made with a flavorful coconut milk sauce. Delicious and easy dinner recipe.
Course Entree
Cuisine Dairy Free, gluten free, Indian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 470 kcal
Author Kelly Roenicke


  • 1 medium sweet yellow onion diced
  • 1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs cut into small pieces
  • 2 1/4 Tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon Garam Masala
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 15 ounces full fat unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  • 1 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1 Tablespoon non-dairy milk
  • Jasmine or Basmati rice for serving


  1. Place the olive oil and diced onion in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until the onion starts to brown, about 10-15 minutes. (You want it to brown, it adds a lot of flavor to the sauce).
  2. Once the onion has started to brown, add the chicken and the spices. Cook over medium heat.
  3. When the chicken is mostly cooked through, add the canned coconut milk. Stir well. Continue to simmer until the chicken is done and the sauce is fragrant, about 15 minutes.
  4. Add the 1/2 cup of non-dairy milk and stir. Put the corn starch and the tablespoon of non-dairy milk in a small container and shake to remove lumps. Drizzle this mixture into the pan and stir.
  5. Continue to simmer for a few minutes until the sauce thickens.
  6. Serve over Jasmine or Basmati rice. Top with green onions or red pepper flakes if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Dairy Free Chicken Coconut Curry.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 470 Calories from Fat 288
% Daily Value*
Fat 32g49%
Saturated Fat 22g138%
Cholesterol 161mg54%
Sodium 476mg21%
Potassium 793mg23%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 36g72%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 6.6mg37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.