A Chicken Curry Recipe with Paleo Rice

  • Author: Bri McKoy
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 5 1x


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Chicken Curry:

  • 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 2 large garlic cloves (or 3 small cloves) finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced peeled fresh ginger
  • 3 tablespoons medium yellow curry powder (for less spicy, purchase mild yellow curry powder)
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne (add less for less spiciness)
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted cashews (1/4 pound)
  • 3/4 cup full fat, canned coconut cream

Recipe for Coconut Milk Rice!

Paleo Rice:

  • 1 head cauliflower, roughly chopped and then grated
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup roughly chopped dry roasted cashews


Chicken Curry:

  1. Heat butter in a large saute pan over moderately low heat until it is melted and slightly bubbling.
  2. Add onions, garlic, and ginger, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add curry powder, salt, cumin, and cayenne and cook, fully coating the onion mixture with the spices.
  4. Add chicken and cook, stirring to coat, 3 minutes. Add the can of tomatoes, including juice, and bring to a simmer. Then cover and simmer gently, stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
  5. Uncover and add the full fat, canned coconut milk (the cream skimmed from the top). Stir and cover for another 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Add finely ground cashews. Stir and cook for an additional 5 minutes.

Paleo Rice:

  1. Grate the cauliflower in a food processor with the cheese grater attachment.
  2. Add the grated cauliflower to a pot along with 1/4 cup chicken stock, garlic powder and salt. Cover and let steam for 7 minutes over medium heat.
  3. Uncover and stir. Add the raisins and cashews and stir to incorporate.



You can also use Basmati rice in place of cauliflower rice! Once the basmati rice is cooked, add 1 cup golden raisins and 1/4 cup, crushed cashews!