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Indian Coconut Chicken Curry (Whole30, Paleo, GF)

This Indian Coconut Chicken Curry recipe is paleo, Whole30, and gluten-free! Learn how to make homemade coconut chicken curry with this quick and easy recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: Chicken Curry, Coconut Chicken Curry
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 418kcal


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • 1 (15-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (14-ounce) can coconut milk
  • 4 cups chopped packed fresh spinach
  • Optional garnish: Chopped fresh cilantro


  • In a mixing bowl, combine chicken, lemon juice, and curry powder. Allow mixture to marinate for at least 30 minutes (prepare the rest of your ingredients in the meantime).
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. When oil is hot, add the onion and cook for 4 minutes or until softened. Add the garlic and ginger and sauté for 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Add the marinated chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes, until almost cooked through.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and coconut milk. Increase heat to high and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is completely cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Stir in spinach. Cook for 2-3 minutes, until spinach is wilted. Serve warm, garnished with cilantro if using.


  1. Serve your coconut chicken curry with rice or naan for a satisfying meal.
  2. Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for about a week or can be frozen for up to three months.


Calories: 418kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 1189mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 3090IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 6mg