Curried Chicken with Coconut Rice

Curried Chicken with Coconut Rice

Mom guilt. It's pretty crazy, right? You with me, moms?

I had to go out to dinner the other night for work and I was feeling mom guilt because I wasn't able to pick Cooper up from school and see how his day went. I also wasn't there to eat dinner with him or read him a story before bed.  But! I was able to make sure there was something left for dinner for my boys and this was it.

When I made it home 10 minutes after Cooper was tucked in for bed, I popped into his room to say goodnight and he greeted me with "Mama, I'm so happy to see you! I ate all my yellow rice and chicken!"  Hehe. Yellow rice. Kid knows just the right words to make me happy. Guilt? What guilt?


  • 1 whole chicken (3 1/2 to 4 pounds), cut into 10 pieces
  • 4 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • coarse salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons minced peeled fresh ginger (from a 3-inch piece)
  • 1 medium yellow onion, diced small
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 cups basmati rice
  • 1 can (13.5 ounces) unsweetened light coconut milk
  • fresh cilantro leaves, for serving
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