Saturday, 12 July 2014

Brazilian Coconut Chicken

Brazil is playing the Netherlands in the World Cup third place playoffs today. Did you see Brazil's amazing (ly bad) game against Germany? Nonetheless Brazil is the host country so I wanted to make one more of their national dishes in honour of the occasion. This is Brazilian coconut chicken; a sort of South American curry and the recipe comes from All Recipes.

To serve 2, you need:
2 chicken breasts
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp turmeric
1/2 tsp coriander
1 tbsp olive oil
salt, pepper
Fry Light or 1 tbsp oil
half an onion, chopped (which I left out as my boyfriend doesn't like it)
1 green chilli, seeded and chopped (also left out!)
1 tsp minced ginger
200ml coconut milk
the recipe says to use 3 chopped tomatoes for 4 people; I don't like fresh tomatoes and didn't want to open a tin so used 1 tbsp tomato puree which worked really well in this recipe

Mix the cumin, turmeric, coriander, salt, pepper and oil in a small bowl and use to coat the chicken breasts.

Chop the chicken breasts into chunks, heat some oil in a pan and fry the onion, chilli and chicken, until the chicken is cooked through.

Add the ginger, coconut milk and tomatoes or tomato puree, stir gently until well combined and simmer until the sauce has reduced.

Serve with rice and enjoy.

I'm sending this to Chris at Cooking Around The World for his World Cup challenge.


  1. Well, I saw that match and it was really a nightmare ... crazy kind of thing. That coconut chicken looks and sounds yummy.

  2. mmmm... chicken and coconut, wowzers! I think that combo will always be an eternal favourite for me. Love how simple this dish is but how packed with flavour it must be. Has the World Cup just been bonkers this time?

  3. fab combination! I love chicken and coconut...... Sod the football.... just give me a plate of this!


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