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Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

Sri Lankan Chicken Curry

with Baby Broccoli & Basmati Rice

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This flavour-packed chicken curry ticks all the boxes. Cooked in creamy coconut milk? Tick. Packed with aromatic flavours? Tick. Served with fluffy basmati rice? Tick. It's going to be your favourite recipe yet.

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Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
Serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Serving amount

1 packet

basmati rice

(May be presentGluten, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy)



1 bag

baby broccoli

2 clove




1 packet

chicken thigh

1 packet

ginger paste

(May be presentGluten, Tree Nuts, Sesame, Milk, Soy, Egg, Fish)

1 packet

tomato paste

1 box

coconut cream

1 sachet

chicken-style stock powder

1 bag

Asian greens

1 sachet

Sri Lankan spice blend

Not included in your delivery

olive oil

1 tsp


1.5 cup

water (for the rice)

¼ cup

water (for the curry)

Nutrition Values
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3638 kJ
Fat36.9 g
of which saturates26 g
Carbohydrate85.3 g
of which sugars14.2 g
Protein45.9 g
Sodium1176 mg
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Medium Pan
Large Non-Stick Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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In a medium saucepan, add water (for the rice) and bring to the boil. Add basmati rice, stir, cover with a lid and reduce heat to low. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the pan from heat and keep covered until rice is tender and the water is absorbed, 10 minutes.

TIP: The rice will finish cooking in its own steam so don't peek!


While the rice is cooking, finely chop brown onion. Trim and cut baby broccoli into bite-sized pieces. Finely chop garlic. Thinly slice carrot into half-moons. Roughly chop Asian greens. Cut chicken thigh into 2cm chunks.


In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil over high heat. Cook chicken, tossing, until browned and cooked through, 5-6 minutes. Transfer to a plate.


Return the frying pan to medium-high heat with a drizzle of olive oil (if needed). Cook onion and carrot, tossing, until softened, 4-5 minutes. Add ginger paste, garlic, Sri Lankan spice blend and tomato paste. Cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1-2 minutes.


Add water (for the curry), coconut cream, baby broccoli, the sugar and chicken-style stock powder, then season with salt. Stir to combine and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until curry has thickened and veggies are tender, 6-7 minutes. Return chicken (plus any resting juices) to the pan. Add Asian greens and stir until wilted. Season to taste.

TIP: Add a splash of water if the curry is too thick!


Divide basmati rice between bowls. Top with Sri Lankan chicken curry to serve.