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Sri Lankan Coconut & Turmeric Chicken Curry

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Need some mid-week meal inspiration? Look no further than this irresistible Sri Lankan Coconut & Turmeric Chicken curry by Matt Wilkinson from Delicious Magazine.

Serves 4 | 20 Ingredients | Difficulty: Easy

1 white onion, grated
4cm piece (20g) ginger, grated
3 garlic cloves, crushed
4 chicken thigh fillets, plus 2 x 180g chicken breasts
1/4 cup (60ml) coconut oil
1 long red chilli, finely chopped, plus extra thinly sliced chilli to serve
1 tbsp ground turmeric
1 tbsp cumin
2 tsp ground coriander
2 tbsp smoked paprika (pimenton)
3 cardamom pods
1 cinnamon quill
2 cloves
1 cup curry leaves, plus extra fried leaves to serve
400ml coconut cream
1 cup (250ml) chicken stock
2 tbsp cashews, crushed, plus extra to serve
Coconut flakes, to serve
Sliced spring onion, to serve
Micro coriander, to serve

Combine onion, ginger and garlic in a large bowl. Add chicken thigh and breasts and turn to coat. Set aside for 20 minutes to marinate.

Heat 2 tbsp coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade and season with salt. Reserve marinade. In two batches, cook chicken, turning, for 5 minutes or until golden.

Remove from pan and set aside. Add remaining 1 tbsp oil to the pan with chilli, spices, curry leaves and reserved marinade. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Return chicken to pan and stir to coat. Add coconut cream and stock, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover pan with a lid and simmer for 20 minutes, then remove lid and reduce heat to low (add a little extra stock or water if curry looks too dry).

Simmer, stirring occasionally, for a further 20 minutes or until chicken is tender and cooked through. Stir cashews through the curry in the final 5 minutes of cooking to warm through. Season.

Remove chicken breast from curry and thickly slice. Divide curry among bowls. Top with sliced chicken, chilli, fried curry leaves, coconut flakes, spring onion, micro coriander and extra cashews.

Enjoy and make this your go-to family recipe!

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