Carhartt Family Wines

Mild Chicken Curry

Pairs well with the 2021 Estate Grenache

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite size pieces
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tbsp mild curry powder (hotter if preferred)
  • ½ tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 14 oz can finely chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth
  • 1 14 oz can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch (for thickening slurry if desired)
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 oz fresh coriander, chopped (garnish)

Heat oil in a large skillet over med-high heat, add the chicken pieces and cook for 5 minutes, turning occasionally. Add the onion and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring often. Add the garlic and all of the other spices to the pan, mixing well, and then add the tomato paste, chopped tomatoes, chicken stock, and coconut milk, gently blending all together.

Bring to a gentle simmer, and cook for 10 minutes. If the liquid seems too thin, you can add the cornstarch mixed with 2 tbsp of water and stir until it thickens to your liking. 

Add the baby spinach, stir gently, and turn off the heat (it will wilt quickly)

Serve over steamed rice and top with red chili flakes and fresh coriander if desired.

Note: for a vegetarian dish, substitute tofu, yam/ sweet potato pieces, or jackfruit.

Delicious with the 2021 Estate Grenache