Filipino Coconut Chicken Curry

This is a great way to dress up a rotisserie chicken or make a new meal out of left-over chicken.

Filipino Coconut Chicken Curry



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Time to Make

  • 15 minutes prep
  • 15-20 minutes to cook


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2-inch long fresh ginger root, peeled and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons red curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped into cubes
  • 3-4 cups left-over chicken or 1 ( 3-lb) rotisserie chicken, chopped or cubed
  • 1 1/2 cans coconut milk plus 1/2 can water (use 14 oz can for measurement)
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, to taste
  • salt
  • fresh ground black pepper
  • chopped cilantro for garnish, optional



  1. In a large pot, or Dutch oven, sauté the garlic, onion, and ginger in the coconut oil for 1 or 2 minutes.  Reduce the heat to the lowest setting and stir in the curry powder and ground turmeric.
  2. Add the sweet potatoes and chicken.  Pour in the coconut milk plus the 1/2 can of water.  Add the fish sauce, and season with pepper.  Bring the mixture to a boil, cover, and simmer on low 8 to 10 minutes until the sweet potatoes are cooked through.
  3. Add the bell pepper and brown sugar.  The dish should be balanced, not sweet.  If the sauce becomes too thick, add a little water.  Taste for seasoning and adjust.  Garnish with chopped cilantro.

2 thoughts on “Filipino Coconut Chicken Curry

  1. Pingback: Filipino Coconut Chicken Curry | Artandkitchens's Cooking Games

  2. What for a lovely recipe! Reading this recipe I decided to roast my chicken pieces myself prior preparing the recipe using grilling spices. Then I prepared the recipe as described but I also added about 2 pounds of peeled potatoes diced. I used the sweet potato as suggested and the result was sooooooo delicious! I know my family will ask me for this again!


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