Chicken and White Beans in Coconut Milk Recipe

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This is another chicken dish which is very popular in my house. This combination is just unbelievable. One can substitute the chicken for any kind of fish or Shrimps. You can eat it with rice, roti or even with dinner rolls. Gravy consistency can also be alter from soup like to stew like. One simple dish have so many variations to enjoy.

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Servings: 4


Cost per serving $1.80 view details
  • Ingredients:
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium finely chopped onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 (15.5-ounce) can cannellini beans or other white beans, undrained
  • 1/2 pound boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Red Peppers one cut into bite size
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 curry leaves
  • 2 tbl spoon tomato puree
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • Salt as per taste


  1. Preparation:
  2. 1. Heat oil in a pan over heat. Add cardamom, cloves, and garlic to pan; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add onion; sauté 8 minutes or until tender. Add chili powder, turmeric, and coriander; cook 30 seconds. Add beans and chicken and red pepper; stir to coat. Add milk, 1/2 cup water to pan. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until chicken is tender.Add tomato puree and cook for another 5 minutes. Garnish with Cilantro and Serve hot with rice, roti or dinner rolls. Tonight I'm serving it with white rice.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 348g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 472  
Calories from Fat 297 63%
Total Fat 34.73g 43%
Saturated Fat 21.98g 88%
Trans Fat 0.08g  
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 447mg 19%
Potassium 726mg 21%
Total Carbs 25.25g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7.5g 25%
Sugars 3.78g 3%
Protein 18.72g 30%
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    • Wendy Saxena-Smith
      Taste just like my Mother-in-law's chicken who lives in India. My girls loved it and they don't love spice.
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