Make Ahead

Roasted Curry-Coconut Chicken

February 22, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 6 portions
Author Notes

This was is my best chicken recipe so far. I absolutely love the combination of flavors, and curry is always a favorite of mine. The apples got deliciously soft and creamy inside. —Holly

What You'll Need
  • 1 Chicken, whole
  • 3 Onions, cut into wedges
  • 3 Potatoes, cut into wedges
  • 3 Granny Smith apples, cut into wedges
  • 2 cups Coconut milk
  • 1 cup Chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1/2 cup Shredded coconut
  • 3 tablespoons Curry powder
  • 2 tablespoons Red pepper flakes
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & Pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350°F/180°C
  2. Prepare the onions, potatoes, and apples, and line the roasting pan with them.
  3. After washing down the bird, rub it all over with olive oil and then curry. Place it in the roasting pan, on top of the apples and veggies, and sprinkle everything with salt, pepper, shredded coconut, and red pepper flakes.
  4. Bathe everything with chicken stock and then coconut milk.
  5. Place the pan into the oven for at least an hour, depending on the size of your bird. The large, free-range chickens I purchase generally take between 1 hour and 20 minutes and 1 hour 45 minutes. Halfway through, baste the chicken and the apples/veggies with some of the sauce.
  6. Enjoy!

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  • Holly
  • Annelle
  • testkitchenette
  • KEMoose

8 Reviews

KEMoose July 2, 2013
This recipe looks great! Where does the shredded coconut come into play and should it be unsweetened? I can't wait to make this tonight!
Holly July 3, 2013
Thanks for that question! I just fixed the instructions. Just sprinkle over everything. I really love this recipe, and people always rave about it whenever I serve it. Coconut is a big part of my diet, especially since I try to avoid dairy!
Holly February 28, 2010
Let me know how you like it. I loved this recipe, and I'll be doing it again soon. Enjoy!
SaySchwartzAndBeSure February 28, 2010
This looks wonderful and a nice change in flavors. I'm trying this next!
Holly February 25, 2010
Let me know how it comes out! A friend just tried it the other evening, and really liked it.
Annelle February 24, 2010
This has to be wonderful! Can't wait to try it!
Holly February 22, 2010
This is by far my favorite roasted chicken so far. Tomorrow I'm uploading my second favorite recipe.

It's funny: I know how lucky I am to be able to take this time off, but sometimes I do feel like I should speed up with figuring out what I want to do next. I'm not used to having free time.

The funniest thing of all is that before the time off, I hated cooking. So I've definitely made at least one great discovery about myself since I stopped working!
testkitchenette February 22, 2010
This looks great, I can't wait to try it out! I'm envious of your sabbatical life you are leading now!