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Easy Spring Coconut Curry
- 2 tablespoons olive oil, or coconut oil
- 1 medium sweet potato, peeled and cubed
- 3-5 teaspoons curry powder*, Note 1
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 4 baby bok choy*, Note 2, chopped
- 1 can coconut milk
- 1 yellow summer squash, chopped
- ½ bunch asparagus, chopped
- 1-2 cooked chicken breasts, such as rotisserie chicken, chopped
- 4 oz snow peas, cut
- ½ lime
- Lime wedges
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
- Jalapeño, if desired
- Heat a dutch oven over medium high heat. Add oil and heat it for 30 seconds.
- Add cubed sweet potatoes and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add curry powder and cook for another minute or so, stirring frequently to avoid burning the spices.
- Pour chicken stock and salt. Stir everything, deglazing the bottom of the pan. Bring it to a boil.
- Add bok choy and coconut milk. Mix well and bring it to a boil.
- Taste sweet potato and if it's tender, add squash, asparagus and chicken. Cook for a minute or two, until chicken is heated through.
- Right before serving, stir in snow peas. (Don't cook the curry for too long after you add squash, asparagus and snow pea. You don't want to overcook them into a mush.)
- Squeeze juice of half a lime and serve over steamed rice with lime wedges and cilantro.
This coconut curry recipe is light and flavorful meal loaded with beautiful spring vegetables, like bok choy, asparagus and snow pea. Layers of flavor and texture makes this dish a family favorite!
The recipe is very versatile too. You can easily change things up. Use it as a guide and feel free to adapt it to your taste.
As mentioned in the recipe, I use McCormick curry powder and it’s a staple in my pantry. It’s a wonderful mild curry as far as heat, BUT it’s very aromatic and flavorful. Even my toddler can eat this curry!
Busy Cooks Tip:
- Chop the vegetables in advance and store them in airtight containers in the fridge. Then it’ll only take 20 minutes to cook this coconut curry.
This’s truly delicious weeknight meal packed with nutritious veggies and loaded with aromatic curry sauce.