One Pot Coconut Chicken Curry
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins

A vibrant, flavorful dish comes together with just a handful of simple ingredients, making this One Pot Coconut Chicken Curry a perfect weeknight dinner! Serve it over rice for a healthy and satisfying meal that's full of fresh vegetables and lean protein.

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: International
Servings: 7 cups
Calories: 213.4 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast diced into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 large sweet onion finely diced
  • 2 medium zucchini diced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk I used light coconut milk, but the full-fat version works perfectly too
  • 1 (15.5 ounce) can garbanzo beans drained and rinsed
  • Salt to taste
  • Optional for serving: cooked rice (or cauliflower rice); cilantro or parsley
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat.
  2. Add chicken to the skillet. Cook for 5 minutes, or just until browned on the outside. Don’t stir the chicken too frequently, since you want to give it time to sit in the skillet and get a nice brown exterior. The chicken doesn’t need to be cooked through at this point (since it will continue cooking with the rest of the ingredients), so you’re just looking for some color on the outside to add flavor.
  3. Add zucchini and onion to the skillet. Cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally and scraping up the bits from the bottom of the pan.
  4. Add curry powder. Cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
  6. Stir in chickpeas, reduce heat to low, and cook for 8-10 more minutes, or until vegetables are tender and chicken is cooked through.
  7. Season with salt, to taste.
  8. Serve curry over rice and garnish with fresh cilantro or parsley, if desired.
Recipe Notes

Cooking Just for Two? You can easily cut the ingredients in half and prepare the Chicken Curry in a smaller skillet. The cooking instructions remain the same.

Want to Prep Ahead? This is a great make-ahead option that you can prepare on the weekend (or early in the day) and then just reheat when you're ready to serve.

Nutrition Facts
One Pot Coconut Chicken Curry
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 213.4 Calories from Fat 60
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.7g 10%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Cholesterol 37.7mg 13%
Sodium 223.3mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 18.4g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3.7g 15%
Sugars 2.8g
Protein 18.4g 37%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.