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Savor the Flavor: Paleo-Friendly Coconut Curry Chicken

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Today, we’re taking a flavorful journey with a dish that’s as rich in taste as it is in nutrition – Paleo-Friendly Coconut Curry Chicken. This recipe brings together the creamy goodness of coconut milk and the warming spices of curry, creating a meal that’s both comforting and healthful.


  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and ginger, sautéing until fragrant.
  2. Stir in the curry powder and turmeric, cooking for another minute.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the skillet, seasoning with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is browned.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and bring to a gentle simmer. Add the sliced bell pepper.
  5. Let the curry simmer for about 15 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  6. Garnish with fresh cilantro and serve with a side of cauliflower rice for a complete Paleo meal.

This Coconut Curry Chicken is not just bursting with flavor; it’s also aligned with the Paleo principles of clean, whole-food eating. The coconut milk adds a creamy texture without dairy, and the spices bring in a host of antioxidants.

Why Coconut?

Coconut is considered Paleo-friendly because it aligns with the fundamental principles of the Paleo diet, which emphasizes whole, unprocessed foods. Coconuts are natural, and unrefined, and have been part of human diets for thousands of years. They are also highly nutritious, providing a good source of healthy fats, particularly medium-chain triglycerides (MCTs), which can support metabolism and energy. Additionally, coconut products like coconut oil, milk, and flour offer versatile, grain-free, and dairy-free alternatives for cooking and baking, making them a staple in Paleo kitchens for their adaptability in various recipes.

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