Chicken with Coconut Milk

IChicken with Coconut Milk .. very flavourful and easy!

There are a couple of ingredients in this chicken recipe that you might not have in your pantry … coconut milk, thai red curry paste, Lemongrass Stir-in paste. You can find these in most major grocery stores. I always like to keep them on hand because there are several recipes I make with are a couple of my favourites

Butternut Squash Curry

Fish in Red Curry Sauce

This chicken recipe is from epicurious Coconut-Milk Braised Chicken

I have changed the original recipe slightly… using a a Lemongrass stir-in paste instead of using lemon grass stalks, which I have never used.

This recipe is very simple, serve it with rice & vegetables & you have a very delicious meal.

You can use any chicken pieces you want. The first time I made it I used legs & thighs attached. The next time I made it I used bone-in thighs only, so your choice!

Here is the recipe with my changes


1 can coconut milk

2 tbsp Red Curry Paste

2 tsp ginger powder

1 tbsp minced garlic ( approx 4-6 cloves of garlic )

2 tbsp lemongrass stir-in paste

4 chicken thighs with lets attached or just thighs or any kind of chicken pieces you want …I used 4 thighs but there was enough sauce for at least 6

salt to season the chicken with


Preheat the oven to 400f

  1. In a 4 cup measuring cup or bowl, whisk the coconut milk, red curry paste, ginger powder, minced garlic & lemongrass paste together until well blended
  2. Put the sauce in the bottom of a baking dish that will fit the amount of chicken laying flat in the dish
  3. Season the chicken lightly with some salt..not too much s the sauce is very flavourful so you won’t need much salt & you can always add some after!
  4. Spoon some of the sauce over the chicken pieces & put into the oven
  5. Cook for about an hour, basting the chicken often until the chicken is completely cooked… that is at 165f with an instant read thermometer. I like my chicken nice & brown so I always cook it longer then recipes tell me to… but make sure the chicken is cooked through


Lots of sauce.. I could easily have cooked more chicken pieces

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Marilyn Dishes

Many people ask me "how did you do that?" "will you show me how?' So I decided to make a blog about what I cook and bake. I am in no way a professional cook, but I love to feed people and try new things as well as making the "old foods" My friends are wonderful cooks, each with their own 'specialty' and i will be having guest cooks here, showcasing their favourite things to cook as well!! I hope you enjoy this blog and maybe decide to make some of these foods yourself! I am always available to answer any questions you might have about anything you see here. Some of my recipes are unique to me but most are not. They are all recipes I have found in a variety of ways, some are old family recipes that date back decades and some are new ones!