How to Cook Coconut Chicken From Kenya

by Magie S

Creamy, smooth and not too spicy coconut chicken with inspirations from Kenya.


  • 1 Large onion
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • 1 Chilifruit
  • 2 Teaspoons Grated ginger
  • 2 Teaspoons Curry
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt
  • 3 Teaspoons Sugar
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 Tablespoons Tomato pure
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 4 Chicken legs
  • 2 Tablespoons Grated coconut
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Chop onion and garlic.

    Step 2

    Chop chilifruit, grate lemon zest and fresh ginger.

    Step 3

    Wash the chicken legs and get them ready.

    Step 4

    Heat up some oil.

    Step 5

    Put in the chicken legs and let them fry 3-5 minutes.

    Step 6

    Turn and fry the other side. Then put aside on a plate for now.

    Step 7

    Fry onions and garlic until glossy.

    Step 8

    Add salt, sugar, curry and chicken seasoning(optional).

    Step 9

    Add tomato paste and let the paste fry. Mix it in with the onions.

    Step 10

    Add chopped chili, lemon zest and ginger.

    Step 11

    And the coconut milk. Blend well, taste and add some seasoning if you want

    Step 12

    Place the chicken legs in the sauce.

    Step 13

    Turn the chicken and bury it in the sauce. Put on the lid and let it cook on medium heat for 30-40 min.

    Step 14

    This smells divine! Add the grated coconut before serving.

    Step 15

    Serve with rice and enjoy!