Einfaches Hähnchen Curry (Mild)

An easy chicken curry dish with spinach and mild curry spices and coconut milk. A good choice for curry newbies or seasoned curry lovers looking for a recipe suitable for the whole family.

Curries are quite often notorious for their lengthy ingredient lists, including a countless number of spices to achieve an aromatic and flavourful dish. This chicken curry on the other hand is quite simple. It relies on just one spice mixture, and pantry staples to add to its aromatic flavour (onion, garlic, ginger, canned tomatoes) plus the addition of coconut milk and fresh spinach. Because this is a mild curry, it’s also one that is great for the whole family. Plus it has the bonus of using a special curry spice mix that could quite well be considered a super food.

Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk (Mild)
Elle Herbs Pink Curry spice mix with superfood quality

What makes this curry spice so very special is that it contains high-antioxiandant ingredients like dry ground raspberry, elderberries and a açai berries — hence the name pink curry. There are also omega-3 rich chia seeds and the standard curry ingredients like coriander, cumin, fenugreek, cardamon, cinnamon, turmeric and chili. All together these add an aromatic flavour to curry dishes, especially those with seafood, fish or poultry.

What you need for this mild and easy chicken curry recipe

Here’s what goes in this chicken curry dish:

Pink curry powder – the only spice you need! Or try my golden curry spice if you like deeper flavour and more of a punch!
Garlic, ginger and onion – fresh aromatics add a flavour boost that makes all the difference with simple curries!
Chicken broth AND coconut milk – for added depth of flavour and creaminess.
Chicken – I like to use fillets as they are leaner but you could also use darker meat (e.g thigh) for more flavour, but you may need to let it cook a little longer. Turkey is also a great choice!
Spinach — my favourite add in for curries, but you could also use other vegetables like snow peas, or red pepper, or julienned carrots. Just be sure to add them a little earlier on.
Cilantro – lovely freshness and flavour boost. Coriander naysayers – use parsley or green onions instead.

Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk (Mild) (Mild)

Looking for other curry recipe inspiration?

Then try one of these recipes:

Einfaches Hähnchen Curry (Mild)
4.88 from 8 votes

Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk (Mild)

A simple and easy chicken curry recipe. Mild and aromatic, the perfect curry for the whole family.
Course Main Course
Category Curry
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 521 kcal
Autor Elle


  • 600 g chicken breast (sustainably raised/organic), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 tablespoons virgin coconut oil
  • 2 small yellow onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh ginger, peeled and grated
  • 2 teaspoons tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons Pink Curry spice mix
  • 1 x 400 g can organic chopped tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth (125 ml)
  • 1 x 400 ml can organic coconut milk
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 100 g baby spinach
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, to garnish

To serve

  • Steamed rice (e.g. jasmine rice of whole grain basmati)
  • Lime wedges


  1. In a large deep non-stick skillet (or wok), heat the coconut oil over medium to medium high heat. Add the onions and cook, stirring, until softened and golden brown (about 5-7 minutes). Then add the garlic and ginger; cook, stirring for one minute.

  2. Add the tomato paste and spice mix and cook, stirring, for 30 seconds more.
  3. Now add the chicken and stir well to coat with the spices. Let cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Then add the diced tomatoes and cook, stirring, for one minute. Add broth to the pan, cover with a lid, reduce heat slightly, so it cooks at light simmer, and let cook 10-15 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and tender.
  4. Remove the lid and stir in the coconut milk. Cook, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes more. Taste and season with a little pepper and more salt, if desired. Add the spinach and stir until wilted, about 1 minute.
  5. Serve into bowls with rice and garnish with cilantro. Enjoy!


For a relaxing atmosphere in the kitchen I recommend my personal Elle Republic: Chilled Out Kitchen Tunes Playlist auf Spotify.

Did you try this recipe?

Then tag @ellerepublic on Instagram and hashtag it #ellerepublic

How did you like it?

Please let me know how this Easy Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk (Mild) recipe turned out for you! I would love to hear how you liked it. Simply rate it with the stars above ⭐ or leave me a comment and rate it below.

Did you make any changes to this recipe?

If you have tips for other readers, let me know! It helps me and other readers so much. Sharing is Caring :-).
This post contains affiliate links. If you decide to make a purchase through my link, Amazon will pay me a commission for it. This doesn’t cost you anything additional and the price remains the same. More about advertisements on Elle Republic.


  1. Super good recipe! It’s my to go curry recipe and it turns out great every time. I also add in other vegetables sometimes. The tomatoes in the sauce make all the difference! 🙂

    • Thanks Anti! So glad you enjoyed this curry recipe. I love that you able to change it up with whatever vegetables you have on hand. Thanks so much for the 5 stars! 🙂


Comment Rating

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here