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Light Curried Coconut Chicken

Total Time: 1 HR 45 MIN Makes: 15 Appetizers
Prep Time: 1 HR 30 MIN Cook Time: 15 MIN

Featuring tender chicken simmered in coconut milk and flavored with a curry-powder-powered yogurt dressing, this phyllo shell appetizer can lend an exotic flair to your next gathering.

  • 3 tablespoons plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon canned coconut milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon curry power
  • Dash of salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup small diced chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons small diced celery
  • 1 tablespoon small diced roasted red bell pepper
  • 2 teaspoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 1 package (15 count) Athens® Phyllo Shells
  • 2 tablespoons shredded, toasted coconut, for garnish (optional)


To make yogurt dressing, in a small bowl, combine yogurt, 1 tablespoon of coconut milk, curry powder, salt and pepper. Chill for 1 hour.

In a small skillet, poach chicken in 1/3 cup of coconut milk for 10-15 minutes until tender. Chill for 1 hour.

In a small bowl, combine chicken, celery, red pepper and onions. Toss lightly with yogurt dressing. Spoon 1 rounded teaspoon of filling into each phyllo shell. If desired, garnish with coconut. Serve immediately


Serving size: 1 shell (18 g), Amount per serving: Calories 35, Total Fat – 1.5g, Saturated fat – 1g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 5mg, Sodium – 20 mg, Dietary Fiber – 0g, Total Carbohydrate – 2g, Sugars – 0g, Protein – 2g, Vitamin D –0%, Potassium – 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%