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Red Curry Coconut Chicken and Spinach Over Rice

This fabulous dish is the perfect comfort food that is so flavorful, so easy to make, and so deliciously cozy. Curry chicken is mixed with fragrant garlic and onions mixed with a creamy red curry coconut sauce all mixed with spinach and topped over rice. How good does that sound?! And leftovers are so good. Rich and creamy comfort food at its best.
Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2


  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup rice I used a basmati and brown rice mix: any is fine!
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 3 cups spinach
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • Make the rice first. Follow package instructions or use my way: bring two cups of chicken broth to a boil then add the rice. Simmer for 15 minutes, covered, then let stand for 5 minutes.
  • While the rice is cooking, start on the chicken. Add the curry powder, salt and pepper to the chicken and coat every side generously. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet or cast iron, heat the olive oil on medium high heat. Add the onions and garlic and cook for a minute or two, stirring frequently. Add the chicken and cook until browned, about 4-5 minutes. Add the red curry paste, garlic chili sauce, chicken broth and coconut milk. Stir everything together and simmer for 20-25 minutes.
  • Add the spinach, mix, and cook for another 5 minutes, until the sauce is nice and thick.
  • To serve, add the rice to each bowl then generously pour the chicken mixture over the top.
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