Indian Chicken with Coconut Milk

Indian Chicken with Coconut Milk
Photo by Ben Fink


  • 4-lb. chicken, cut into 6 pieces (or 3-½ to 4 lb. chicken pieces)
  • 2 Tbs. ghee, clarified butter, or butter and oil
  • 1 or 2 serrano chiles or 3 small jalapeños, cored, seeded, and finely chopped
  • 3 Tbs. coarsely chopped cilantro leaves
  • 1 cup coconut milk (canned is fine)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup roasted cashew halves
  • + 5 more ingredients
    • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
    • ¾ cup homemade or low-salt canned chicken stock
    • 1-½ Tbs. curry powder
    • 1 Tbs. finely chopped fresh ginger
    • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook it in the ghee in a large skillet over medium heat on the skin side to brown it and to render the fat from the skin, about 15 min. Turn the chicken over and cook on the bone side for about 5 min. Remove the chicken from the pan and reserve. Pour a...

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