Photo: John Autry; Styling: Mindi Shapiro Levine
Total Time
23 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 3 ounces chicken, 1/2 cup pepper mixture, and 1 lime wedge)

This easy 5-ingredient (plus salt and pepper) chicken dish is all cooked in one skillet and takes less than 25 minutes.  Curry powder and coconut milk are all you need to maximize the flavor of boneless chicken breasts and bell peppers.

How to Make It

Heat a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle 1 teaspoon curry powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper over chicken. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; keep warm. Add bell peppers and remaining 1/2 teaspoon curry powder to pan; sauté 1 minute. Add coconut milk, and bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 4 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. Cut lime in half. Squeeze 1 tablespoon juice from 1 lime half; slice other half into 4 wedges. Stir juice and 1/4 teaspoon salt into bell pepper mixture. Cut chicken across grain into thin slices. Serve chicken with bell pepper mixture and lime wedges.

Ratings & Reviews

Picassomoon's Review

August 29, 2012
Really tasty meal!! I took a couple of tips from everybody up here and added 1 extra teaspoon of curry, tablespoon of soy sauce and one tablespoon of fish sauce. I put everything over wild rice and got great compliments from all!

JillyBurke's Review

February 26, 2013
Chicken has nice flavor as do the peppers. Took awhile beyond recipe time to cook chicken as the chicken breasts I had were of different sizes. Didn't spend the money on pre sliced peppers as the only place I found them was $10 for more than I needed for the recipe. Sliced my own mix of orange and yellow peppers for a change of pace from the usual red and green.

AshleyMarks's Review

March 26, 2014
I'm not a big fan of coconuts, so I wasn't sure if I was going to like it, but it was great! Not at all hard to make and it had a really nice flavor.

katiezesiger's Review

July 12, 2013
So good! I added toasted sliced almonds to it and sliced mango on the side. It was delicious, easy to make, and easy to clean up!

SarahDale's Review

January 06, 2011
I made this according to the recipe, but doubled the peppers and sauce ingredients. My husband and I really liked it and are adding this recipe to our weeknight rotation. It is a great meal to have in the middle of the week when craving Asian take-out (like I was!). It was very quick and easy to make, too...a weeknight winner!

Belanos's Review

January 07, 2011
This, as the category says, is a "good, solid recipe" and tasty as well; I plan to make it again. I added an extra 1/2 tsp of the curry powder, sliced the chicken into thin strips before cooking it to speed up the cooking time, and cut up two yellow bell peppers instead of purchasing pre-sliced. Served it over brown rice.

Remya89's Review

March 06, 2013

AriaVagabond's Review

November 28, 2010
this was wonderful and so easy! i will definitely make this again. next time i might add baby corn and water chestnuts and some cashews.

kwh773's Review

January 10, 2011
This was a great recipe - so easy and quick to make for a weeknight. I used a store-bought rotisserie chicken breast and just added the sliced cooked chicken to the sauce after it thickened. I used the whole 13 oz can of the light coconut milk and it was fine. I coated the peppers in the curry powder, salt and pepper before sauteing, and it worked great. Used bottled lime juice. A real keeper recipe!

BonnieLou's Review

November 02, 2010
Made this last night -- it was very quick and easy. The curry powder adds lots of nice flavor to otherwise boring chicken saute. I added the extra coconut milk to the rice to make coconut rice, and also served with roasted brussel sprouts. Would add extra sliced peppers next time.