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Sri Lankan Chicken

Updated: Dec 14, 2023

Sri Lankan Chicken

Discover the authentic flavors of Sri Lankan Chicken with this delicious recipe! Perfectly spiced, tender chicken served over coconut rice.

Sri Lankan Chicken


• 2 Tablespoons olive oil

• 1 small onion diced

• 1 1/2 Tablespoons fresh minced garlic

• 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced

• 2 cups cooked and cubed chicken breast meat

• ½ red bell pepper, diced

• 1/2 Tablespoon ground cumin

• 1/2 Tablespoon curry powder

• 1/2 Tablespoon fennel seed

• 1/2 teaspoon. turmeric powder

• 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

• 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

• 1 cup coconut milk

• 2 cups chicken broth

• 1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

• 1 cup crushed pineapple-drained


• 1 cup brown rice

• 1 cup coconut milk

• 1 cups water

• ¼ teaspoon salt

• ¼ teaspoon black pepper


1. In a medium pot or rice cooker, add rice, low-fat coconut milk, water, and salt, stir once and cover. Bring to a boil over moderate heat, then lower heat to medium-low and cook until rice is tender, about 20 minutes. Let rice sit covered until ready to use.

2. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large high-sided skillet or wok, add garlic and onions, and sauté until onions are soft about 3 to 5 minutes.

3. Stir in peppers and chicken. Add jalapeno and all the seasonings. Stir well to coat the chicken, stir in the broth coconut milk, season with salt and pepper, lower heat, and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 minutes. Stir in pineapple and cilantro, holding back a little for garnish.

4. Divide half a cup of cooked rice between 4 warm shallow bowls topped with Sri Lankan Chicken. Sprinkle over the remaining cilantro and pineapple, and serve immediately.

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