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Coconut Chicken Rice Recipe | Chicken Meals For Kids

A quick and easy chicken meal for kids and adults alike.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Keyword chicken meals for kids, chicken recipes for kids, Chicken recipes for toddlers, family meals, one pot meals, picky eater meals, toddler meals
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
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.