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This Coconut Milk Braised Black Pepper Chicken with Sweet Potatoes is a fusion of Thai flavors. It’s the perfect bowl of warming comfort food that’s full of color and flavor. Made with chicken breasts or thighs, spices, sweet potatoes, bell peppers and creamy coconut milk. It’s cozy, creamy, just perfectly spicy, and filled with vegetables. Finish each bowl off with steamed rice, herbs, and plenty of lime.

Coconut Milk Braised Black Pepper Chicken with Sweet Potatoes | halfbakedharvest.com

And here we are, the first recipe of the new year. I’m not sure I’m ready for another full year of recipes (when you start to think about it…it’s a lot of recipe). But ready or not I’m excited, especially for the recipes I already know I have coming.

I wasn’t sure what to post today, I had some options, but this ended up feeling like a good fit. It’s healthy, but cozy. And since we’re enjoying below freezing temps here, I decided that this is what I’d want to be making today.

Plus, I love the colors, the flavors, and the fact this is pretty simple to make.

Coconut Milk Braised Black Pepper Chicken with Sweet Potatoes | halfbakedharvest.com

The details – start with seasoning the chicken

The spice mix on the chicken is key to the flavor. It’s a mix of turmeric, ginger, and black pepper. Toss the chicken with the spices. Then, if you can, let the chicken sit in the spices to take on ever more flavor. You don’t have to do this, but an overnight hang in the fridge does add a little more flavor to the dish.

That’s really the only “prep” step.

Next, sear the chicken in a big dutch oven style pot and get it a little crispy. Then pull the chicken out and in goes everything else. Sauté the vegetables, bell peppers, shallots, and garlic, and add chili flakes to taste. Then toss in the sweet potato and pour over the coconut milk.

I love adding a couple tablespoons of fish sauce too. I highly recommend this, but you can use soy sauce as well.

Coconut Milk Braised Black Pepper Chicken with Sweet Potatoes | halfbakedharvest.com

Braising

When everything is in, just cover the pot and let the chicken slowly cook in the coconut milk. It doesn’t take too long, about 25 minutes or so for thighs, shorter if you’re using breasts.

The the coconut milk is obviously creamy and flavorful. But it also prevents the chicken from drying out and creates super tender pieces of chicken.

Since this is such a saucy dish, I love to make a big pot of steamed rice and serve the chicken over the rice. Then top the chicken with lots of Thai basil, lime juice, and salty peanuts for a nice crunch…so delicious!

This one is simple, healthy, and delicious. It’s the perfect (non-boring) recipe to really kick off the new year!! Oh and lastly, while it’s not traditional to Thai cooking, a side of fresh, warm naan is especially delicious with this creamy curry sauce.

Coconut Milk Braised Black Pepper Chicken with Sweet Potatoes | halfbakedharvest.com

Looking for other healthy dinner recipes? Here are my favorites: 

30 Minute Creamy Thai Turmeric Chicken and Noodles

Healthier Italian Wedding Soup with Lemon and Garlic

25 Minute Thai Black Pepper Chicken and Garlic Noodles

Lastly, if you make this Coconut Milk Braised Black Pepper Chicken, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Coconut Milk Braised Black Pepper Chicken with Sweet Potatoes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 312 kcal

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Ingredients

Instructions

  • 1. Toss the chicken with the turmeric, ginger, cumin, pepper, a pinch of salt, and 1 tablespoon oil. Let sit 5 minutes or up to overnight in the fridge.
    2. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large Dutch oven set over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sear on both sides until browned, about 2 minutes. Pull the chicken out of the pan.
    3. To the pot, add 1 tablespoon olive oil, the peppers, shallots, garlic, and chili flakes, cook 3 minutes, then toss in the sweet potatoes. Reduce the heat to low. Pour in the coconut milk and fish sauce. Slide the chicken and any juices on the plate into the milk. Cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. If the sauce is too thick, add a splash of water. Stir in the cilantro and season with salt.
    4. Divide rice between bowls, then spoon the chicken and sauce over the rice. Top with basil, peanuts, and lime juice.
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  1. 5 stars
    I made this per recipe directions. It is SO good: flavorful, pretty, aromatic.The only thing I would change would be to use one can of coconut milk instead of two. It was a lot of liquid, almost leaving the dish more soup-like. But this will be in my menu rotation for sure!

  2. 5 stars
    Okay WOW this was amazing. I love how simple the ingredients are but the flavour comes out so complex. So good! Will be making this over and over again!

  3. Wow! Delicious! Packed with flavor and the perfect warm meal for a cold Iowa night. My husband is on a low sodium diet. This fit the bill. I omitted the salt and used low sodium soy sauce and it was still So flavorful! Thank you for this recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Amazing! Only thing I changed was added a lot of salt and pepper. Also think it is missing spice.

    Next time I will add more chili flakes and a few hot peppers.

    Easy, yummy meal.

    1. Hi Cynthia,
      Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

    2. Hi! Just made this tonight; haven’t tried it yet, but it smells amazing!
      Question: Did you mean two cups of coconut milk instead or 2 cans? Mine seem very watery/liquid-y. Is that how its supposed to be? Thanks for this one, I love all your recipes!

      1. Hi Susan,
        Thanks so much for giving the recipe a try. Yes, the 2 cans is correct, this is meant to be a broth, not a thick sauce. I hope you love the recipe, let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

  5. 5 stars
    Perfection, we were licking that broth off our plates! I looked for basil at 2 stores but couldn’t find it (Chicago winter/covid!), so I’m looking forward to see how the flavors change with it next time! Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. Hi Natalie,
      Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  6. It was so delicious!

    My sweet potatoes didn’t cook enough. I think next time I’ll sauté for a little bit (5 mins) before I add the coconut milk.

    1. Hi Sarah,
      Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  7. 5 stars
    This was crazy delicious! We made it w/o the chili cuz my daughter doesn’t like spicy, and it was still amazing! And the chicken was SO TENDER!!! Next time I am going to prepare double the chicken and use it to make curry chicken salad! YUMMY!

    1. Hi Samantha,
      Wonderful! I really appreciate you giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Thank you for taking the time to create these recipes – this one is Whole30 compliant! Great by itself or over cauliflower rice.

    1. Hi Jessica,
      Awesome!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe out, I love to hear that it was a winner! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jayme,
      Totally, that would work well for you! I hope this recipe turns out amazing, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This was so delicious!!! I noted the writer below to chop the sweet potatoes on the smaller side, which worked out perfectly. Added a splash or two of soy sauce and fish sauce at the end because salt lol we will certainly be making this again!!

    1. Hi Kaitlyn,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

    1. Hi Patricia,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  10. 5 stars
    I served this over brown rice and it was delicious, nutritious and comforting. I was a little concerned the sweet potatoes wouldn’t cook within the time frame, but I cut them in 1 inch chunks and they were perfect.

    1. Hi Bonnie,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  11. This recipe was excellent, I will confirm. But, does no one else take issue with the “Prep Time of 15 minutes”? I am not a novice cook, I’ve been at this for years. But my experience in making this recipe, and just in reading over the “prep” needs before actual cook time, the “Prep Time of 15 minutes” is completely unrealistic. Consider: measuring & combining spices for chicken; dicing 2 lbs chicken breasts & mixing with spices; seeding & slicing 2 bell peppers; chopping 2 shallots & 4 cloves garlic; peeling & cubing 2 cups sweet potatoes; and additional prep. 15 minutes Prep Time is completely unrealistic. Anyone else on this?

    1. So not 15m prep, and I consider myself a solid “amateur+” home chef. I may have spent 15m alone on the chicken. 😁

      I can not really comment on how the dish as described above turned out, though, because I changed a few things. I subbed in Korean Sweet Potatoes (sweeter than “regular”) because that’s what I had, and baked them to mellow the sweetness and cubed them afterwards. I also left the rubbed chicken in the refrigerator for something like 18hrs, after which it was grilled. Happiness around the table.

  12. 5 stars
    This was excellent. I used boneless thighs and came out so tender and flavorful. It was just as good if not better than my favorite Thai restaurant. I don’t like sweet potato so subbed out for chunked zucchini at the last 10 minutes of cooking and came out great. My sauce was a little loose so read one of the other reviews and tossed in a heaping scoop of Greek yogurt and it was perfect! The flavors are perfect too. Would definitely make this again😀👍

    1. Hi Julie,
      I really appreciate you giving the recipe a try, so glad to hear that it was enjoyed! Have a great week! xxT

  13. 5 stars
    I absolutely loved this dish. I appreciated this opportunity to try something completely different for our household.

  14. 5 stars
    Made this for supper tonight. OMG it is soooo delicious! Will make often. Had fresh ginger, so added that with the garlic. Thank you for an awesome recipe 😋

  15. 5 stars
    Really enjoyed this and the amount of servings is great for a few days as a single person! I used less chicken due to my budget but added more sweet potatoes—definitely cube them very small to cook within 30 minutes. Grocery was out of full fat coconut milk so I used lite and just stirred in a cup of Greek yogurt at the end. Don’t skip the fish sauce, it makes this dish!

    1. Hi Jamie,
      Sorry, you need a dutch oven or large soup pot, the skillet will not hold all of the liquid. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  16. 5 stars
    This recipe has gone into my top three! We love it and have converted a son who isn’t keen on home cooked food to try more of it and is loving HBH recipes….. so for that, thank you.
    We love everything about this, the flavours. the colours and the smells.
    It’s an absolute winner.

  17. 5 stars
    I couldn’t believe this recipe was made in my home and not a restaurant. The recipe is brilliant—soothing, flavorful, layered. I also think the peanuts, lime, and basil finish the plated dish beautifully. Will absolutely do this again.

    1. Hi there,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  18. 5 stars
    Loved it! Only made half the recipe, as I only had enough ingredients for half. Added extra turmeric & ginger to the coconut milk and some honey. Adjusted end with salt & pepper to taste.

    Used avocado oil as well, that’s what I had on hand.

    Definitely will be making again soon!

    1. Hi Kimberly,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  19. 5 stars
    This was excellent. I made a black rice to accompany it and sautéed the onions and peppers with a bit of red curry paste. As suggested, I also added a bit of lime juice. Would have used zest but I had no limes. The dish, when it sits for a few minutes. Turns a rich brownish color. I also use slight coconut milk to cut back on the calories.

    1. Hi Jayne,
      Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  20. I followed the recipe to a T, yet it looked nothing like the picture. The 2 cans of coconut milk turned it a creamy white color (yours looks brothy and brown??) I’m not sure what I could’ve done wrong, I keep rereading the recipe, and I’m certain I didn’t skip/misread anything. The excessive coconut milk made it somewhat bland, so I ended up adding half a can of Panang curry paste to liven it up. It was ultimately delicious, just not what I was expecting.

  21. 3 stars
    With all respect, in my opinion this recipe lacks flavor as written. I took a previous reviewer’s suggestion to saute the peppers with red curry paste, and I added more ginger and garlic. I also added lime zest as well as juice and extra fish sauce. No need to add salt with the fish sauce. The cilantro and thai basil take it to the next level.

  22. 5 stars
    Such a great dish! I made this for date night and my bf and I loved it. I’ll definitely be making this again.
    I substituted a few ingredients and it worked perfectly. I couldn’t find basil Thai leaves so I just used Basil leaves instead. I also used oyster sauce instead of fish sauce.

  23. 5 stars
    This was the most delicious combination of flavors! I loved all the spices and vegetables. It was quite comforting on a cold winter night.

  24. 5 stars
    This was the most delicious combination of flavors! I loved all spices and vegetables. It was quite comforting on a cold winter night.

    1. Hi Tina,
      Regular basil will work just fine here I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  25. 5 stars
    I made this last night for our dinner and everyone loved it. The sauce was so delicious that we all wanted more of it. Next time, I’ll double the sauce part.

  26. 5 stars
    My husband made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. A great combination of flavors – loved the sauce. He cubed the sweet potato, didn’t precook, and it was done in 30 minutes. This would be a nice dish for company.

  27. It was good but my sweet potatoes were still hard even after 30 min. Were they supposed to be partially cooked before throwing in the pot?

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      My only guess is that they were too large, next time I would cut them a little smaller. I hope this helps! xTieghan

  28. I’m a long-time follower of your recipes but this is the first time I’ve commented. I made this tonight and it was fabulous! Thank you for making complex flavors and unique comfort food recipes that please everyone in my family!

  29. 5 stars
    Terrific recipe! Easy to make. Very flavorful; I was generous with adding salt to the spice mixture. Will definitely make again.

  30. 5 stars
    Terrific recipe. Just finished making it for supper on a cold dreary night. Everyone loved it. Quick and easy !!! Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. Hi Kerri,
      Awesome! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Yes, totally fine to freeze. xxTieghan

  31. Tried this tonight and it was a hit! I did not have Thai Basil so I used lime leaves. It worked out really well. Thanks Tieghan!

  32. 5 stars
    LOVED this recipe so much I made it twice within a few days. The first time I didn’t have coriander or Thai basil but still turned out really well. So tasty and full of flavour!!!!! Thanks for the recipe.

  33. This was delicious and I’ll definitely make it again. I was wondering if it would also work with shrimp instead of chicken?

    1. Hi Rachel,
      Yes, that will work well for you. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  34. 3 stars
    This was ok, but not amazing. Maybe fresh ginger would help it pack more of a flavorful punch. Nothing wrong with the recipe, just a little bland for us.

    1. Hey Melinda,
      Any large pot will work. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. The flavor was good, but the texture was mushy. I think if I make it again, I would begin braising the chicken, then add the veg back in about halfway through the braising time.

  35. Hi Tieghan!

    For this recipe (and others with a dutch oven), what do you recommend I can use instead of a dutch oven? I don’t have one but perhaps something similar would work?

    Thanks!

    1. Hey Yvonne,
      Awesome! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xxTieghan

  36. 4 stars
    Another great recipe!!
    1. Subbed cubed butternut squash for sweet potatoes. Next time I will wait a few to put them into simmer & also double the seasoning (spices & fish suace)
    2. Is there any way to thicken the sauce? It was yummy but runny
    3. Even with precubed squash, took me at least 30 mins to prep
    4. The lime, basil & peanuts are key!

    1. Hey Corey,
      Awesome! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! This is not meant to be a thick sauce:) Sorry it took you longer than expected. xxTieghan

  37. 3 stars
    Would definitely add red curry paste to the veggies while sautéing next time for a little more flavor and heat. Otherwise it was really good!

  38. 5 stars
    Really delicious and perfect on a cold night. The ginger and turmeric taste so healing alongside the creamy coconut milk. It did take me longer to prep everything, but I am still a bit of a newbie in the kitchen. We served over rice and I added about a teaspoon of arrowroot starch to thicken it up just a touch so it wasn’t as soupy.

  39. 5 stars
    This was so good. The flavours are quite complex and really delicious. I will definitely put this on repeat this winter! Thanks for a delicious recipe!

  40. 5 stars
    I made this a few nights ago and will be making it again this week! It was the bomb, it came together so quickly and I sneaked the leftovers!!! Loved it.

  41. 5 stars
    Soooo good. Fish sauce is a MUST. Extra fish sauce! That with the flavors of the turmeric, lime, basil, cilantro – just really, really good. Another great HBH recipe!

  42. 5 stars
    This turned out really well. I was a tiny bit skeptical about the turmeric, but when everything was mixed together it was terrific.

  43. 5 stars
    This was delicious! I followed the recipe exactly and it was just perfect. Next time I will make it for guests. It’s that good!

    1. Also, if you are carb conscious but can’t pass up on the naan (a must here), this is delicious over riced cauliflower or riced cauliflower/broccoli.

  44. 5 stars
    This was DELICIOUS!! Served it over coconut rice. The leftovers, I will use for Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. We Loved this.

  45. I made this over the weekend and received major compliments from my boyfriend and his friends. It was the perfect meal after the snow we’d gotten the day before. Will definitely be making this again soon and recommending the recipe to my friends! Thanks so much for making me look like a real chef!

  46. I made this on the weekend. It was so delicious with the most tender chicken I’ve had in a long time. Thanks so much for a keeper of a recipe. My family loved it!

    1. Hi Janice,
      Totally, that would work well for you! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Coleen,
      Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Have the best week! xTieghan

  47. 3 stars
    This recipe was just ok for me. The flavors were ok but the sauce was too loose for me – maybe 1 can of coconut next time – and the sweet potatoes were so soft after 20 mins everything felt too mushy with the rice.

  48. 5 stars
    Very tasty! Don’t skimp on the peanuts, lime wedges, & thai basil/ (or cilantro) at the end! Gives it an extra kick up!

  49. 4 stars
    This was really tasty. Full of flavour even with some variation. Only had one can of light coconut cream. And used bok choy instead of peppers. Sooo good!

        1. Hi Lara,
          Wonderful! I am thrilled to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks for making it. Have the best weekend:) xTieghan

  50. 5 stars
    This recipe was SO good and quite easy to make! The flavors were great. I ended up using 1 can of coconut and then broth. My liquid stayed on the creamier side versus the photos but was still very good! I also added a bit of heat with some seasoning for my husband. I can’t wait to make it again!!

  51. 5 stars
    ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Thank You Tieghan for sharing your most delightful recipes with the world. I have made several of your culinary delights and ALL are utterly DELICIOUS! Your recipes never fail! You are the QUEEN of culinary arts!

  52. OMG this was SO good. I have tried multiple Half Baked Harvest recipes, and this is definitely one of the BEST! So much flavor. Don’t neglect that lime at the end for a little citrus kick and peanuts for crunch. I also added some dried basil as it all simmered together since I didn’t have fresh to top it off with. Delicious delicious delicious!!!

  53. I got a large dutch oven for Christmas and christened it with this recipe. So delicious!! We ate it as a soup without rice. My husband is diabetic so rice isn’t our friend 😁. The sweet potatoes are the perfect carb!

  54. 5 stars
    Really, really enjoyed this dish! Tasted as good as takeout with the health benefit of being homemade! Also, it came together so easily, without much hands on work, which I loved! Whole family loved it.

  55. 5 stars
    Wow! Incredible dish! Made it on a cold Canadian evening and it was perfect to warm us up. I’ll definitely serve this when friends come over for dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe with us!

  56. 1 star
    This looked amazing but it was a fail! Potatoes are still hard, and sauce is milk yellow. Nothing like the picture! And flavor is kinda bland. I followed recipe to the T, except no chili flakes because of toddler. I’m sooooo sad! It looked so good!

    1. 4 stars
      Made tonight. It was good, but really pale in colour, not sure how’s your picture the sauce is so dark?
      I added zucchini and chickpeas as well, as there was so much liquid.

      1. Hi Liane,
        Fantastic!! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try. Sorry, I don’t know why mine is so dark either! Have the best week! xTieghan

  57. 5 stars
    So good!!!!! Made this for dinner a few nights ago and OMG- definitely adding it to our regular rotation. We added yellow potatoes instead of sweet potatoes. It warmed the soul! Great wintertime dish.

    1. Hey Christina,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

  58. 5 stars
    Excellent!!! My husband loved it! I didn’t have any peanuts, but will add it tomorrow when I serve leftovers ( which we are looking forward to!)

    1. Hey Mary,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

    1. Hey Dayna,
      I would cook on high pressure for 10 minutes. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  59. 5 stars
    This was awesome! Delish and simple! It’s hard to find different recipes that the whole family will like, but this one was a crowd pleaser even amongst the kiddos!! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Wonderful! I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks a lot for making it. Have the best weekend! xT

  60. 5 stars
    This was so easy to put together and I love all the veggies and protein. My favorite HBH recipe I’ve made so far.

    1. Hey Erin,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  61. 5 stars
    This was soo tasty. I prepped the vegetables the night before and seasoned the chicken and it came together really quickly after work. I used ghee instead of olive oil because we ran out and it was delicious like that too. Thank you for the awesome recipe! Gonna put it in the rotation

    1. Hey Danielle,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  62. 5 stars
    Super yummy, used chicken thighs because that’s what I had on hand. Definitely will make again, thanks so much.

    1. Hey Robin,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  63. 5 stars
    Made this tonight, can’t wait to have leftovers tomorrow. Only had 1 red pepper but added a chopped head of cauliflower. Pretty simply and quick, love that it all cooked in one pot.

    1. Hey Kathryn,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  64. 5 stars
    Yum! I made this for dinner tonight. I though it was a bit thin so I added a tablespoon of cornstarch per the comments. I also added a bit more spices to the curry when it was simmering.

    1. Hey Justine,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  65. 5 stars
    This was my first time cooking with turmeric – the flavors worked so well together. I’d definitely make this again!

    1. Hey Mary Ann,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  66. 5 stars
    This was an amazing dish to eat and make. I had to make a few substitution’s because of my food allergies and it was still perfect. Perfect for the cold weather we are having.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

    1. Hey Carrie,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  67. I have been wanting try this and finally did tonight. Delicious flavors!

    Mine came out light yellow as well. I used sesame oil to brown chic thinking that would help. It took more like 5 +minutes to brown.. No luck

    Still loved it and would make again!

    1. Hey Kim,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

    1. Hey Sara,
      Happy Friday! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! xTieghan

  68. I have it cooking on the stove, your sauce is so much darker what did you add? Mine looks like coconut milt with turmeric. (Still tastes good)

    1. Yes I’m making it now as well …wondering what to add to give it that color without changing the flavor…paprika?I have thai red chili paste but that may change the flavor

      1. Hi Barbara,
        I really wouldn’t add anything that would change the taste, at the end of the day it’s not about the color, it’s about the flavor in the dish:)

    2. Hey Bev,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try, sorry I did not add anything other than what the recipe calls for so I am not sure why mine is darker. xTieghan

  69. 5 stars
    I made this last night. Delicious and so easy to prep. I used one can of light coconut milk and one full fat and the result was a little soup like but we loved it. I didn’t have Thai basil and we couldn’t really detect the addition of the Italian basil so next time I’ll up the basil. This is a keeper!

    1. Hey Mary,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

  70. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe and will make again. It’s going to be a family favorite for sure. I added a little bit of garlic salt too….5 star meal! Thank you Tieghan!

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

    2. Thank you Tieghan for all the beautiful photos and recipes…I just love all that your site and blog offers as well as your creativity and passion for what you do!
      I did add some red thai chili paste to this recipe for a little bit richer color and it still tastes delicious😋

  71. 5 stars
    Fabulous, very tasty with a great blend of flavours! My husband loved it, went back for seconds. As one previous commenter noted, I too added a bit of cornstarch to thicken the sauce, but it was then perfect. Already anticipating leftovers for lunch tomorrow … will definitely be making this again soon!

    1. Hey Debby,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

  72. 5 stars
    My husband’s birthday was 1/4 and we were supposed to go out to a nice dinner but he wasn’t feeling well so we stayed in and I surprised him with this. He loves food and that we try different things all of the time. Needless to say he LOVED this dish!!! He kept going back for more!! We can not wait to have this again!! Looking forward to making more of your recipes this year!!!!

    1. Hey Jamie,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

    1. Hey Emily,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

  73. I loved it! I toasted my peanuts with a little bit of chili paste to add a kick and swapped out the white rice for a brown/quinoa mix! 🙂

    1. Hey Emily,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

  74. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was delicious! Even my picky family members asked me to make it again soon. I do want to note that I did have to add some cornstarch to thicken the sauce. I don’t have a lot of experience with coconut milk, so when the sauce didn’t thicken like I thought it would–I added a little bit of cornstarch and it was perfect 🙂

    1. Hey Taylor,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! The sauce is not meant to be thick:) Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

  75. 5 stars
    I made this subbing in tofu for the chicken to make it vegetarian, it was absolutely amazing. Can’t wait to make it again!

    1. 5 stars
      Soooo good! I forgot the chili flakes and peanuts (it was a hot mess over here), but it was still amazing! Can’t wait to make it again with all the ingredients!

      1. Hey Sara,
        Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

    2. Hey Leigh,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

    1. Hi Cleo,
      You will want to use 1 teaspoon of cumin. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  76. 5 stars
    This was a winner with my family. They all agreed it was a keeper in our meal rotation. I added a little extra red Thai curry just because we like more heat. Flavors worked real well together. Thanks for a great recipe.

    1. Hi Linda,
      Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

  77. I have the same question as Rosie and Jenn. I made it last night and also have the whitish/yellow color from the milk and tumeric. Yours just LOOKS like it’s richer and more flavorful!

    Also, I had a bit of a mushy texture that I think might be because I didn’t sear the chicken long enough? I did it for the specified time but am wondering if more seared chicken pieces would minimize mushiness and help with the color. I want this recipe to work and look as pretty as yours! Thanks!

    1. Hey Melissa,
      Thanks for giving the recipe a try. How did it taste? I am assuming the dark color is from my chicken, otherwise I can’t think of why mine would be so much darker. For the mushiness, was there anything you adjusted? Your chicken really should not be mushy. Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

      1. Hi Tieghan!

        The taste was excellent! And I did use a mix of breast meat and thighs. I love thighs but want to balance it with less fatty white meat. I should’ve mentioned it tasted great. The mushiness may be an incorrect description. The chicken itself wasn’t mushy. I had whiteish tiny blobs (like what comes off of chicken) and it didn’t cook down in the broth. Do I need to make sure I rinse the chicken thoroughly and pat dry before I toss in the seasoning? I think it was a basic prep mistake and not the recipe itself. Also, is there supposed to be cumin in the recipe?

        1. No need to wash the chicken, but I would pat dry. Those white blobs I am assuming are the fats from the chicken. Yes, I would use 1 teaspoon of cumin:)

  78. 5 stars
    Made this meal last night for me and my partner- delicious and super flavorful! Your recipes are my go to- plenty of variation but easy to find ingredients when I’m at the market. Thank you!!

    1. Hey Alyssa,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  79. 5 stars
    Really yummy! Only issue I came across was the sweet potatoes not getting cooked enough. Next time will roast them a little first and dust them with the same spices as the chicken for extra flavor!

    1. Hey Abby,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Sorry to hear about the sweet potatoes. Have a great week! xTieghan

  80. This is going to be on our regular menu!!! The most delicious and it tastes exactly how it should from the photo 🙂

    1. Hey Molly,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  81. 5 stars
    SO dang good! I added more vegetables and omitted potatoes because my kids don’t like them but still fantastic! Served with warm naan. Will definitely make again.

    1. Hey Katherine,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  82. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and can’t stop thinking about it. It’s one of those meals you don’t want to be over! Took me a little longer to make than what was posted, but I’m not the fastest in the kitchen… totally worth the time though!

    1. Hey Megan,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  83. 5 stars
    Ahhmaaaazing!! So delicious! Followed the recipe as written and it was perfect! The whole family enjoyed it!!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  84. 1. This looks so totally delicious, just holding off on making it, I have a feeling it will be on next weeks meal plan. 😉

    2. How does the broth in your IG video become so dark? It goes from pale coconut milk colour to a dark almost transparent broth, any tips on how to accomplish this?

    3. Where do you get your serving bowls from? I ADORE them!

    1. I have the same question as your number 2! The pictures look dark and brothy, and mine came out yellow and creamy because it’s all turmeric and ginger and coconut milk. I have no idea how you’d get anything like the pictures.

      1. Hey Jenn,
        Thanks for giving the recipe a try. My only guess is that my chicken is darker, otherwise, I didn’t use anything other than what is in the recipe. xT

          1. Hey Jenn,
            Awesome! Thanks a lot for making this recipe. I love to hear that it was enjoyed! Happy Thursday❄️ xxT

    2. Hey Rosie,
      The darkness I guess comes from really browning the chicken and the turmeric. Unfortunately, I do not have a link for these bowls, they are vintage. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Lee,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  85. Loved the flavor and really easy to make! Only thing I have to say is mine didn’t brown like the pictures… mine stayed very yellow… not sure if that would change the taste at all?? I will be making this again!

    1. Hey there,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Sounds like your chicken needed to brown a little more? Have a great week! xTieghan

  86. 4 stars
    4-stars only because I didn’t reduce the coconut milk down far enough (reduce it so it looks like the picture; mine was yellow/orange, not brown). There is huge potential with this recipe and I plan to make it again to ensure it works! My husband thought it could have been slightly more spicy too. I can’t wait to try this with shrimp also. Thanks!

    1. Hey Emily,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  87. 5 stars
    I just made this and WOW! It is absolutely delicious. A keeper for sure! Amazing flavors! Thank you for posting.

    1. Hey Megan,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

  88. I would like to add more veggies such as zucchini. When should I add the zucchini so it doesn’t get overcooked?

    1. Hey Courtney,
      I would add with the chicken in step 3, I think larger chunks of zucchini would work best for you. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hi Maria,
      The cilantro is added at the end of step 3. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  89. Can’t wait to try this! Do you think I could use one can coconut milk and sub broth for the rest instead? Two cans of coconut is a lot and I unfortunately only have one can in my cupboard right now! Thanks

    1. Hey Lisa,
      Sure, that would work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Shalini,
      You can add 1 teaspoon of cumin. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

      1. I had the same question on the cumin, I didn’t add it in since it wasn’t listed in the version I printed – i think the addition of cumin will help! Thanks

  90. 5 stars
    I made this tonight for tea and it was excellent!! 5 stars all round – shall be making again when I have friends round

    1. Hi Laura,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Have a great week! xTieghan

    1. Hi Mary,
      Sorry, I don’t have that info, just the estimated calorie count. Please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jessica,
      You can use any bell pepper that you like:) I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  91. This was delicious and we loved it, however, next time I’ll use only 1 can of coconut milk and sub the other can with my homemade bone broth. I am pregnant but my acid reflux was awful!

    1. Hey Jenna,
      I love to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks so much for testing it out! Sorry to hear about the reflux. Have a great week! xTieghan

    1. Hi Caroline,
      That will work well for you! I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  92. Delicious we made this last night but there wasn’t any cumin in the recipe but you have it in the IG video can you please tell me how much ?

    1. Hey Suzi,
      If you would like, I like to add 1 teaspoon of cumin to the chicken. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Margaret,
      Totally, that will work well for you! Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Laura,
      Thanks so much! You could do parsley in place of the cilantro. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Hannah,
      Yes, I think that would work well for you, I would do 6-8 hours on low. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey Nelsa,
      I would do 8 minutes high pressure in the instant pot or 6-8 hours on low in the slow cooker. I hope you love this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  93. Haven’t yet made the recipe, but think that toasted pumpkin or sunflower seeds would be a great substitute. I prefer not to eat peanuts(because of aflatoxins) so I always use alternate nuts or seeds as a substitute.

    1. Hi Dana,
      I would just skip the peanuts. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  94. 5 stars
    Just finished this up for dinner and it was delicious!!! All four of my kids were gobbling it down! That’s a win in my book! I was sad I couldn’t find any Thai basil (we love it!) But haven’t found an Asian mart or anywhere near by that sells it. Where do you get your Thai basil? Thank you for all your amazing recipes! ❤️

    1. Hey Alicia,
      Thank you so very much for trying this recipe, I love to hear that it was enjoyed! I typically find my Thai Basil at Whole Foods. xxTieghan

  95. A question for you, dear Tieghan: This splendid looking recipe says to cut the chicken in 2″ chunks, but the fotos look like whole thighs? Or am I just misreading the foto??
    I can’t wait to try it & I want to get it right! TY for your constant inspiration!!

    1. Hey Susan,
      You will want to do 2 inch chunks:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  96. 5 stars
    It was delicious. I made it tonight and since I didn’t have any sweet potatoes on hand, I used yellow potatoes. Everyone in family loved it. I wasn’t sure about the rice and potatoes combo, but it was so good. A great dish for a cold night! Thank you Tieghan for another terrific recipe.

  97. 5 stars
    AMAZINGLY delicious on this cold evening. Added 2 teaspoons of Sambal Olek but otherwise made as posted. This absolutely rock!! Thank you Tieghan!

  98. Hi Tieghan,
    We’re not fans of sweet potatoes in our house. If we omit those, do you think we should substitute something else or just leave that ingredient out?
    I really enjoy your recipes and your blog. Lots of fun!
    Thanks,
    Gayle

    1. Hi Gayle,
      You could totally just skip them or use something in their place like another veggie or regular potatoes. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try! xTieghan

  99. 5 stars
    Delicious recipe! Big hit in our house. We used 1/8tsp of chili flakes because we are babies with spice and loved it. When that lime hits your mouth, it is so satisfying!

    Mine came out the colour of turmeric vs the dark brown colour!

    1. Hey Tina,
      Was there anything you adjusted in the recipe? The turmeric should really give it that dark color. Let me know how I can help! xTieghan

    1. Hi Leize,
      Yes, the instant pot will work, I would do 8 minutes high pressure. Shrimp would be great! I hope you love the recipe! xTieghan

    1. Hi Kate,
      Cauliflower would be great in place of the chicken to make this vegetarian. Please let me know if you have any other questions, let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

        1. Hi Brianna,
          Yes, I would. I hope this recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

    1. Hey there,
      Sure, you could simmer on low for 2-3 hours. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

  100. Hi, when do you add the chicken back in? Can you please clarify? Can’t wait to make this tonight! Thanks!

    1. After you brown it, remove it from the pan, sauté the rest of the veggies and then return to the pan and add the rest of the ingredients, the coconut milk etc…

    2. Hi Audrey,
      So sorry for any confusion, you will add the chicken back in step 3 with the milk. I hope you enjoy this recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  101. Can’t wait to try this! My 2.5 month old was just diagnosed with some food allergies so I’ve been searching for recipes that fit his new gluten free and peanut free requirements while I’m nursing him. Will just replace the peanuts with cashews! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  102. So, when do you add the chicken back to the pot?

    The recipe states to take it out after searing, but then to cook the dish until the chicken is cooked through. (Steps #2 and #3.)

    Do you add the chicken back in with the garlic, pepper flakes, bell peppers, and shallots? Sweet potatoes? Coconut milk and fish/soy sauce?

    Any clarity is appreciated. Thanks.

    1. Hi there,
      Sorry for any confusion, yes you will add the chicken back with the coconut milk. Please let me know if you give the recipe a try, I hope you love it! xTieghan

    1. Hey Jacki,
      Yes, so sorry for any confusion, you will add the chicken back with the coconut milk. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan