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Coconut Chicken Rice | Chicken Meals For Kids

Some children are picky when it comes to meat-based dishes. The texture and taste can take a while to get used to. For others especially with Indian cuisine, the problem may be the spice level of the meal. Today, I will share with you a one pot coconut chicken rice dish. This recipe is low in spice and a yummy chicken meal for kids.

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Now, let’s go to our coconut chicken rice recipe.


Coconut Chicken Rice Recipe | Chicken Meals For Kids

A quick and easy chicken meal for kids and adults alike.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Servings 4


  • 1 cup rice washed and soaked for 1 hour
  • 1 cup chicken pieces
  • 1 can coconut milk 400 ml
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 4-5 cloves
  • 1-2 star anise
  • 6-7 whole peppercorns
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 cup water
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tbsp oil


  • In a pot heat oil and seal the chicken pieces from all sides.
  • Once done, remove the chicken pieces and fry the whole spices (bay leaf, cloves, star anise, peppercorns) in the fat left behind for about a minute or two.
  • Now add the rice and chicken pieces in the pot and mix.
  • Add the coconut milk, water, salt and turmeric powder. Mix and cook as you would cook the rice. Takes about 15 minutes.
  • Garnish with chopped coriander.
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This chicken recipe is mild enough for kids to enjoy and combines the creaminess of the coconut with the warmth of the spices really well.

Related reading : Healthy toddler meal ideas that are picky eater approved.

If your child is still getting used to spicy flavors, this recipe is a good one to introduce spices gradually, as whole spices don’t usually have that much of a spicy kick to them.

What are some of your family favorite chicken rice flavor combos? Let me know in the comments below.

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Until next time!

2 thoughts on “Coconut Chicken Rice | Chicken Meals For Kids”

  1. 5 stars
    Tried this for dinner yesterday and it was a super hit. My 6 year old actually said – “I don’t know how I survived for so long without eating this”. Needless to say, it’s been packed for school lunch today and will be added to our rotation. Thanks a ton for this.


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