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Malaysian Chicken Curry

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Malaysian Chicken Curry I love curry! It’s definitely something that I have learned to love over the years. To be exact I didn’t start eating curry until I started working at my first corporate job. Everyone at the office loved curry and introduced me in to the wonderful world of curry (that was almost 10 years ago). Since then I’ve been experimenting with different types of curry. This Malaysian Chicken Curry is out of this world. If your not familiar with Malaysian cuisine they like to combine complex flavors like curry, turmeric, cardamom, lemongrass, ginger and tamarind, to name a few, to create dishes that have multiple layers of flavors. This chicken curry has complex flavors alright. Even my husband who isn’t a big fan of curry LOVED this recipe. Malaysian Chicken Curry Don’t be intimidated by making curry at home. I started by using a 7 oz package of Malaysian Traditional Curry Laksa Paste. I let the paste toast in a large skillet for a minute then I added in the vegetables and a little bit of water. I let it cook for 5 minutes and then it was time to add in the chicken, potatoes, and coconut milk (along with more water). I mixed it really well and placed a lid on my skillet and let the curry cook for 20 minutes. Once the potatoes were done I added in some fresh herbs one more mix and then it was time to spoon the curry over hot basmati rice. While the curry cook’s you’ll want to make the rice. I also made a simple salad that consisted of lettuce, shredded carrots, and cucumber and served it with an orange ginger dressing. The salad was refreshing and helped cool off our mouths from the heat of the curry. This curry is on the medium to hot side. We typically like our curry on the mild to medium side. So this is definitely hot but so incredibly worth it! And the fresh herbs really help bring out the flavors! Malaysian Chicken Curry Malaysia Kitchen for the World is a national initiative of the Malaysian Government that aims to educate and inform consumers about Malaysian cuisine and Malaysian restaurants worldwide. Malaysia is located in the South China Sea and their cuisine is a fascinating blend of Malay, Chinese, and Indian food traditions, with Indonesian, Thai, Portuguese and Middle Eastern influences. Did you know that the tastes of Malaysian cuisine have been rated the number three top-trending flavors by the National Restaurant Association! Malaysian Chicken Curry

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Malaysian Chicken Curry

Yield: 6

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 7 oz. Malaysian Traditional Curry Laksa Paste
  • 1 cup crinkle cut carrot coins
  • 1 medium onion, sliced in 2-inch pieces
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces lengthwise
  • Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 13.5-oz. can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1-1/2 cups water, divided
  • Chopped fresh basil and cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat curry paste in a large skillet over medium heat and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots, onion, red bell pepper, and 1/2 cup of water. Mix well and cook for 5 minutes, occasionally stirring.
  2. Add potatoes, chicken, coconut milk, and 1 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook, stirring occasionally, until chicken is cooked through and potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle chopped fresh basil and cilantro over the curry and divide evenly among bowls.

*Serve curry over basmati rice.

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12 Responses to “Malaysian Chicken Curry”

  1. Paula - bell'alimento posted on February 26, 2015 at 8:33 am (#)

    Oh Katie this is the perfect I’m snowed in meal! Would love to dig into that chicken curry.

  2. Angie posted on February 26, 2015 at 9:46 am (#)

    mmm, this looks so good! I learned curry from a  coworker too! I love all the vegetables you added, it’s so healthy and flavorful! 

  3. danielle posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:22 am (#)

    I love curry!  This sounds perfect!

  4. The Food Hunter posted on February 26, 2015 at 10:33 am (#)

    I have never made curry but I would love to try this

  5. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet posted on February 27, 2015 at 3:02 pm (#)

    This is comfort food all the way! Looks delicious!

    • Katie replied on March 31st, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Yes it is!

  6. Susan posted on February 27, 2015 at 5:51 pm (#)

    My husband is always pushing me to go the Malaysian restaurants near us but I never go because I don’t eat curry but yours looks wonderful! I love the color and I think perhaps, you could change my mind here!

    • Katie replied on March 12th, 2015 at 10:03 pm

      Give it a try… my husband isn’t a fan of curry but he loved this one because its full of flavor!

  7. Colleen (Souffle Bombay) posted on February 28, 2015 at 2:25 pm (#)

    I have yet to try a curry or any sort!  I need to get on that quick!

    • Katie replied on March 31st, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      My husband was like that for years… give it a try!

  8. Lauren @ Healthy Delicious posted on March 4, 2015 at 12:40 pm (#)

    I don’t think I’ve ever had Malaysian food, but I love all of the flavors in this and it looks incredible!

    • Katie replied on March 12th, 2015 at 10:02 pm

      Me either–although I really want to go and visit!!! This curry is AWESOME!

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