Photo: Brian Kennedy; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
25 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins
Serves 4 (serving size: 1 1/2 cups curry and 1/2 cup rice)

This saucy rice bowl is the stir-fried version of comfort food--ginger and chiles bring the warmth, and coconut milk adds satisfying richness.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine cornstarch, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper, and chicken in a medium bowl; toss to coat.

Step 2

Heat a large cast-iron skillet or wok over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add chicken; cook 3 minutes or until browned, stirring after 2 minutes. Add ginger and garlic; stir-fry 30 seconds. Place mixture on a plate; keep warm. Add remaining 2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add onion; stir-fry 3 minutes. Add snow peas and 1/4 cup water; stir-fry 1 minute or until water evaporates. Stir in milk and curry paste. Return chicken to pan; cook 2 minutes or until sauce thickens slightly. Remove from heat; stir in juice and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve curry over rice; top evenly with chile and cilantro.

Chef's Notes

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Ratings & Reviews

A tasty easy, quick and healthy one-dish meal!

August 07, 2018
Exactly what I needed to feed my family of 6 - something delicious, simple, fast, healthy and that used only one dish to make! It's a very versatile base recipe that you can add vegetables and spice to, and swap out ingredients according to what you have. We doubled the recipe and subbed out the cornstarch, canola oil, onion,  snow peas and hot red chili for arrowroot, sunflower and olive oils, chives, green beans and red bell pepper, omitting the cilantro. As suggested we served it with brown rice and we loved it! We made it very mild by not adding any red chili pepper, neither dried nor fresh. We will use this again! Thanks for sharing!

Quick Chicken Curry

March 12, 2015
It was delicious but the whole time I was eating it, I kept thinking 'this would be better with shrimp'!  Next time I will definitely make it with Shrimp!

Great dish

April 04, 2015
Very easy and delicious, what else can you ask for. I used left over rotisserie chicken.

Lacked flavor

August 08, 2015
This lacked the depth of other curry recipes I've made from cl.

Just ok

November 06, 2015
As another poster said, I've had better Curry dishes from CL. Glad I had the minced jalapeno ready because it really lacked spice.  My teenager said she couldn't even taste the curry.  We had this over jasmine rice.  Probably won't make again.