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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

with Green Beans & Basmati Rice

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This mildly spiced and flavour-packed chicken curry ticks all the boxes. Cooked in creamy coconut milk? Tick. Packed with aromatic flavours? Tick. Served with fluffy basmati rice? Tick. Trust us, this curry is going to be your favourite recipe yet. Unfortunately, this week's zucchini was in short supply, so we've replaced it with carrot. Don't worry, the recipe will be just as delicious!

Tags:Not Suitable for CoeliacsNaturally Gluten-Free

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Preparation Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 packet

basmati rice

1 unit

brown onion

1 bag

green beans

2 clove


1 knob


1 unit


1 unit


1 bag


1 packet

chicken thigh

1 sachet

Sri Lankan spice blend

(ContainsGlutenMay be present Gluten)

1 sachet

tomato paste

1 box

coconut cream

1 cube

chicken stock

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1.5 cup

water (for the rice)

¼ cup

water (for the curry)

1 tsp


Nutritional Valuesper serving
Nutritional Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
Energy (kJ)0 kJ
Energy (kJ)3810 kJ
Fat40.6 g
of which saturates27 g
Carbohydrate84.8 g
of which sugars19.2 g
Dietary Fibre0 g
Protein44.4 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium799 mg
The average adult daily energy intake is 8700 kJ
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Large Non-Stick Pan
Medium Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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In a medium saucepan, add the water (for the rice) and bring to the boil. Add the basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce the heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from the heat and keep covered until the rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, finely chop the brown onion. Trim and cut the green beans into 2cm pieces. Finely grate the garlic (or use a garlic press) and ginger. Thinly slice the carrot (unpeeled) into half-moons. Roughly chop the tomato. Roughly chop the coriander. Cut the chicken thigh into 2cm chunks.


In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over a high heat. Working in batches, add the chicken and cook, tossing, until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.

TIP: Chicken is cooked through when it's no longer pink inside.


SPICY! The Sri Lankan spice blend is spicy, use less if you're sensitive to heat. Return the pan to a medium-high heat with a drizzle more olive oil if needed. Add the onion and carrot and cook until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add the garlic, ginger, Sri Lankan spice blend and tomato paste. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.


Add the water (for the curry), coconut cream, tomato, green beans, sugar, crumbled chicken stock (1 cube for 2 people / 2 cubes for 4 people) and a generous pinch of salt. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the curry has thickened and the veggies are tender, 6-7 minutes. Return the chicken (plus any resting juices) to the pan. Season to taste.

TIP: Add a splash of water if the curry is too thick!


Divide the basmati rice between bowls and top with the Sri Lankan chicken curry. Garnish with the coriander.