Coconut Curry Chicken and Rice Casserole

 

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Sometimes you just have to go for it and admit that as awful as the name sounds, you kinda love a classic casserole. Don’t even try to convince me otherwise. If it was a chilly evening, you’d been running the kids to and from school, doing homework with them and cleaning the house and someone showed up with an easy coconut curry chicken and rice casserole on your doorstep you know you’d take it. It’s just so homey and comforting.

 

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This recipe is simple to make. Which is very much what I need all year round. Chasing after kids, running a business, serving in our church and trying to remember to enjoy life can get pretty busy. It’s the best ever, but we need easy meals to make. Am I right friends?

 

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Start by making your curry chicken. Once that’s all done (and really, it’s just seasoned chicken in a pan and then make it into saucy chicken so very easy to do.) add it to the rice and remaining ingredients in casserole dish and bake. Yes, raw rice (say that ten times fast), it all goes in the oven and that’s it! Dinner is a cinch!

 

Is Curry Spicy?

Curry is a blend of many spices, and comes in almost infinite varieties.

Curry can be sweet (mild) or spicy (hot).

The sweet version is a rich flavor with no heat, suitable for any recipe that calls for curry powder.
 

Can You Use Quinoa In Place of Rice?

Quinoa is a popular substitute for starchier pasta and rice.

It is high in protein and has a sweet, nutty flavor.

One cup of cooked quinoa has about 40 fewer calories than the same amount of white rice.

Rice has almost 15 times more grams of carbohydrates than the same amount of quinoa.

 

Is Coconut Milk Healthy?

Although coconut milk is high in calories, it is also high in healthy fats.

It is also a good option for people who are lactose intolerant.

 

 

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Coconut Curry Chicken and Rice Casserole

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Coconut Curry Chicken and Rice Casserole

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr 30 mins
Total Time1 hr 45 mins
Course: 60+ Family Friendly Easy Casserole Recipes
Keyword: casserole, chicken, coconut, curry, main dish, rice
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 496kcal
Author: Sweet Basil

Ingredients

  • 1 cup of white rice
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1 cup peas

For the chicken

  • 1 breast boneless, skinless, chicken
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch dissolved in 2 teaspoons water

Instructions

For the chicken

  • Cut the chicken into 1" pieces and toss in the curry.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and drizzle in a little oil.
  • Cook, turning occasionally for about 3-5 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Add the garlic, ginger and red curry paste.
  • Stir to combine and add the coconut milk.
  • Bring it to a simmer and then stir in the corn starch mixture.
  • Allow to cook for one minute or until thick.
  • Remove from the heat to a plate and allow to cool while you prepare the other ingredients.
  • Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spray an 8x8" baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Put the rice, water, coconut milk, broccoli, peas and chicken (with the sauce) into dish and stir to combine.
  • Bake for 1 1/2 hours or until the rice is tender.
  • Serve immediately with warmed naan.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 496kcal | Carbohydrates: 35.3g | Protein: 13.1g | Cholesterol: 24.7mg | Fiber: 2.1g | Sugar: 1.7g
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13 comments on “Coconut Curry Chicken and Rice Casserole”

  1. Is it 2 cans of coconut milk for the entire recipe?

  2. Do you use unsweetened coconut milk?

  3. Only one chicken breast or one pound of chicken breast?

  4. I deconstructed this dish tonight because I have NEVER had ANY luck at rice casseroles but I wanted to say the flavor profile was delicious. Cooked rice, roasted broccoli with Indian spices and made the chicken curry — FABULOUS! Thanks for another fantastic dish!

  5. Any suggestions on how to modify the recipe for brown rice

  6. This is a great dinner idea, love how easy it comes together!

  7. Love the flavors in this, looks incredible! Love how easy it is to make too:)

  8. Delicious dinner idea. Chicken and coconut sounds very good, I have to give it a try!