I just returned from a fabulous warm-weather vacation and made this recipe up remembering the amazing flavor of fresh coconut and strong, delicious spices coming together... definitely one of the most tasty chicken dishes I've made! It is a bit on the spicy side, so definitely reduce the cayenne if you don't like spicy food. I don't eat rice anymore, but it would be delicious served on top of a fluffy bowl of brown rice.
I also used So Delicious Coconut milk drink in this recipe - I really love this drink. I give it to my daughter to drink all the time and use it in desserts, but not that often in my cooking, so I was excited to use it here. It has a light and smooth flavor that is pleasing even if you're not that crazy about coconuts! I am quite excited to offer some free So Delicious products for you to try, so check out my giveaway at the bottom of this post.
Coconut-Ginger Curried Chicken
1.75lbs (approx) organic chicken leg quarters*
1large sweet potato (1 heaping cup chopped)
3organic carrots (1 cup chopped)
4large organic collard green leaves (2 cups packed/chopped)
1Tbsp grated ginger
4large cloves crushed garlic
2Tbsp curry powder
1/8tsp cayenne pepper (less if you don’t want it spicy)
1Tbsp olive oil
112 oz can organic black beans (optional)
*vegan option: Tofu would work wellhere, or just use the black beans and forget the meat
Mix together in a small bowl theginger, garlic, spices, and olive oil. Gradually add the coconut milk whilestirring and set aside. Place the chicken(or tofu) in a large, oiled pyrex and arrange the vegetables around it. Pourthe sauce over everything. Cover the pyrex in foil and place in therefrigerator to marinate for 1-2 hours.
To cook: preheat oven to 375ºF.Cook for approximately 40 minutes, remove foil, and cook another 5-10 minutesor until chicken is cooked through (internal temp of 165 ºF)
Serve with lime slices over brownrice or alone.
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