East African-style coconut chicken

East African-style coconut chicken

Based on 37 ratings
Christian Ruß

Christian Ruß

Test Kitchen Manager and Chef at Kitchen Stories

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Difficulty

Medium 👍

Preparation

45 min

Baking

0 min

Resting

0 min

Ingredients

2Servings
½ kg
chicken legs
400 ml
coconut milk
1 tsp
salt (divided)
1
onions
5 g
ginger
2 cloves
garlic
1
red bell peppers
3
potatoes
¼
lime (zest and juice)
1 tbsp
vegetable oil
½ tsp
curry powder
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 tsp
ground coriander
1 tsp
garam masala
1 tsp
ground turmeric
½ stick
cinnamon
75 ml
water
200 g
canned crushed tomatoes
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Utensils

bowl, fine grater, citrus press, cutting board, knife, tongs, large pot, cooking spoon

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Nutrition per serving

Cal1128
Fat83 g
Protein55 g
Carb39 g
  • Step 1/4

    Debone the chicken legs and set the bones aside for later use. Chop chicken into chunks, season with half of the salt, and set aside in a bowl. Finely dice the onions and mince the ginger and garlic. Remove the ends of the bell peppers, cut out the inner core, and slice into chunks. Peel potatoes and cut into chunks. Zest and juice the lime, reserving the zest for serving. Set all the vegetables aside.
    • ½ kg chicken legs
    • ½ tsp salt
    • 1 onions
    • 5 g ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • 1 red bell peppers
    • 3 potatoes
    • ¼ lime
    • bowl
    • fine grater
    • citrus press
    • cutting board
    • knife

    Debone the chicken legs and set the bones aside for later use. Chop chicken into chunks, season with half of the salt, and set aside in a bowl. Finely dice the onions and mince the ginger and garlic. Remove the ends of the bell peppers, cut out the inner core, and slice into chunks. Peel potatoes and cut into chunks. Zest and juice the lime, reserving the zest for serving. Set all the vegetables aside.

  • Step 2/4

    Heat the oil a large pot set over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken pieces until golden brown, approx. 5 min. Remove from the pot and set aside. Add the reserved bones to the pan and fry for approx. 1 min.
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • tongs
    • large pot

    Heat the oil a large pot set over medium-high heat. Sear the chicken pieces until golden brown, approx. 5 min. Remove from the pot and set aside. Add the reserved bones to the pan and fry for approx. 1 min.

  • Step 3/4

    Add the onions, garlic, and ginger to the pot and sauté for approx. 2 min. with the chicken bones. Add the curry powder, cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and the cinnamon stick. Season with remaining salt, stir well, and cook approx. 2 min., or until fragrant.
    • ½ tsp curry powder
    • 1 tsp cumin
    • 1 tsp coriander
    • 1 tsp garam masala
    • 1 tsp turmeric
    • ½ stick cinnamon
    • ½ tsp salt
    • cooking spoon

    Add the onions, garlic, and ginger to the pot and sauté for approx. 2 min. with the chicken bones. Add the curry powder, cumin, coriander, garam masala, turmeric, and the cinnamon stick. Season with remaining salt, stir well, and cook approx. 2 min., or until fragrant.

  • Step 4/4

    Drain canned crushed tomatoes. Add water, the drained tomatoes, coconut milk, lime juice, bell peppers, and potatoes to the pot and stir well. Cook, covered, for approx. 15 min. Remove chicken bones, add seared chicken back to the pan, and let cook, uncovered, for approx. 5 min. more. Garnish with lime zest, and serve alone, or with rice. Enjoy!
    • 400 ml coconut milk
    • 75 ml water
    • 200 g canned crushed tomatoes

    Drain canned crushed tomatoes. Add water, the drained tomatoes, coconut milk, lime juice, bell peppers, and potatoes to the pot and stir well. Cook, covered, for approx. 15 min. Remove chicken bones, add seared chicken back to the pan, and let cook, uncovered, for approx. 5 min. more. Garnish with lime zest, and serve alone, or with rice. Enjoy!

  • Enjoy your meal!

    East African-style coconut chicken

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