Last Updated on May 19, 2020 by Chef Mireille
Cinnamon Coconut Milk Chicken
This French Caribbean recipe with fresh herbs and spices is such an easy recipe. Perfect for a weeknight dinner with some steamed rice and a green salad.
Thanks to Srivalli’s Cookbook Cooking Challenge, I have cookbooks that are no longer dust collector’s on my shelf. One of these is the book, Creole, which I have now used several times on this blog, recreating her recipes. This recipe I adapted from her book, adding a few more spices and using canned coconut milk instead of making the milk from grated coconut.
I made this for lunch one day when my Mom was coming over for a visit. The author of this book even though Paris based, is from the Caribbean island of Guadeloupe, right next door to my grandmother’s birthplace of Dominica. My mother thoroughly enjoyed this, reminding her of the flavors of the Caribbean. We had it with some Coo Coo. (Caribbean Polenta)
Maybe Caribbean style Polenta isn’t your thing. Check out the other side dishes below that would go great with this Cinnamon Coconut Milk Chicken.
You can also enjoy this delicious Cinnamon Coconut Milk Chicken simply with some steamed rice and roasted vegetable.
- Caribbean Rice & Peas
- Sauce Pois (Haitian style Red Beans)
- Banane Peze (Hatian style Fried Plantain)
- Wild Rice Pilaf
- Joloff Rice
- Fresh Fig Salad
- Spinach Apricot Salad
Would you love to visit this part of the Caribbean so you can taste more delicious recipes like this? Check out my travel post all about visiting Dominica.
RELATED: DOMINICA – NATURE ISLAND OF THE CARIBBEAN
Cinnamon Coconut Milk Chicken
- 4 skinless chicken thighs
- Salt and pepper to taste
- ¼ + 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 3 tablespoons oil
- 1 onion chopped
- 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
- 2 cloves
- 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 tablespoons parsley finely chopped
- 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped
- 13.5 oz. can coconut milk
- Toss chicken pieces with salt, pepper and ¼ teaspoon of the cinnamon.
- In a deep skillet, heat oil.
- Add chicken pieces and brown on both sides. Drain out excess oil.
- Add coconut milk, onion, garlic, cloves, remaining cinnamon, mustard powder, paprika, parsley and cilantro.
- Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook on medium low heat, covered, until chicken is cooked through, about 30 minutes.
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, yumm love that delicious sauce!!!
I am so glad Mir..and the chicken almost sounds Indian..:)..
Chicken gravy looks very creamy and rich.. Delicious!
This chicken looks amazing! Love the coconut milk and the addition of cinnamon!
it is so delicious and creamy!
Great mid week dinner recipe! Hate ti when I start to run out of ideas so this is awesome. Chicken looks so creamy and I would have never thought to add cinnamon to chicken!
Cinnamon Chicken is actually a very traditional American regional dish, but I love this Caribbean version better 😉
Looks delicious, I would try it with coo coo for more authentic experience.
definitely – You should try it out – I am sure you will love it!
Darlin’ this was ahhhhhmaaaaazing!!!! So reminiscent of a dinner we had in Jamaica 🙂 Paired it with coconut rice and sautéed veggies and the hubbykins and I are in a food happy coma 😉
Thank you for the delicious recipe!
I am so happy you enjoyed it so much!
I have made this 3x in the last week! Love this, and it also works well with chicken breast.
I’m so glad you are liking this recipe so much!
Hi this was very good
And different I will be
Making this again thanks for sharing
So glad you enjoyed it and found a new repeater recipe!