With so many styles of curry in the hawker markets in Bali, Indonesia it was hard to select just one to try, so we’ve taken inspiration from a variety of them. You can use whole drumsticks and thighs in this, as is done authentically. It’s an aromatic curry with coconut, coriander and kaffir lime leaves, the prized signature aromatic ingredient in Indonesian dishes!

Cook our delicious Balinese Chicken in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Balinese Chicken. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Garlic Coconut Paste pot, a Balinese Paste pot and a Balinese Garnish pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Balinese Chicken in just 20 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Garlic Coconut Paste
  • Balinese Paste
  • Balinese Garnish

Your shopping list:

boneless chicken thighs
small onion
coconut milk
small green beans
cashew nuts(optional)
parathas/naan breads (or 250g pack microwave basmati rice to make this a gluten free dish)(optional)

Our 20 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Get the curry started

    Heat a little oil in a pan over medium heat and fry the chicken and the onion for 3-5 mins.

    Add the GARLIC COCONUT PASTE and stir quickly for 1 min. 

  • 2.

    Add the Balinese flavours

    Add the BALINESE PASTE, mix well and then let it cook for 3 mins. 

    Add the green beans to the pan (if using).

  • 3.

    Let it simmer

    Mix in the coconut milk and the BALINESE GARNISH, gently boil then reduce the heat and cook for 10 mins.

    Meanwhile, heat the paratha/naan breads (or rice) as per pack instructions, and keep warm.

  • 4.


    When the chicken is cooked through, garnish the curry with chopped cashew nuts and serve.


Balinese Chicken Reviews

BASED ON 5283 reviews

sam - Aug 18, 2019

Strange mix of creamy and spicy without the 2 elements working together. My least favourite dish so far

Caroline - Aug 18, 2019


Caroline - Aug 18, 2019

Utterly delicious and quick and easy!

Michael - Aug 17, 2019

Brilliant unless you have a beard then don’t eat it with guests nice spice to it and tonnes of flavour

Craig - Aug 17, 2019

So unbelievably tasty! Loved the flavours, and just the right amount of spice. Use full fat coconut milk and fry your chicken in ghee for an even richer taste. Will be ordering again :)

Nicola - Aug 17, 2019

Nice tasty dish.

Holly - Aug 16, 2019

Incredible! Spicy but fresh, ideal for cold summer nights

Trudy - Aug 16, 2019

Quick to make, very tasty and will order again.

Samantha - Aug 15, 2019

Tasty similar to a Thai green curry

Jenny - Aug 15, 2019

Quite spicy, but loved it.

Nicola - Aug 15, 2019

Amazing my favourite

Susan - Aug 14, 2019

Our first Simply Cook meal and it was delicious

Colin - Aug 13, 2019

Was a lot darker than the one in the photo. Really enjoyed it though

Danielle - Aug 13, 2019

Beautiful! Really tasty, added spinach instead of green beans and it was so good will definitely order this one again

Christine - Aug 13, 2019

Enjoyed this meal. Slightly too much heat, but otherwise good. I added mushrooms as well as green beans. Like to have plenty of veg in my meals.

John - Aug 13, 2019

Great using chicken thighs

Martin - Aug 13, 2019

Ordered by accident as it has a 3 chilli rating! We used about 40% of the curry paste and it came out spicy but edible, I think if we had used it all it would have been painful and nothing but chilli heat, no other flavour.

Jennifer - Aug 12, 2019

Quick and easy and tasty

Alan - Aug 12, 2019

Easy to do very tasty

Candice - Aug 12, 2019

Very tasty but very spicy. I added some creme fraiche ????

Joanne - Aug 12, 2019

Simply amazing - similar to Thai green but deeper flavour

Ed - Aug 12, 2019

Easy to cook , everybody loved it

Vikki - Aug 11, 2019

Lovely depth of flavour,, absolutely yummy!

Jacqueline - Aug 11, 2019

Hit rather than flavoured

Therese - Aug 11, 2019

Didn't enjoy at all but TBf forgot to update my box so was randomly selected, and I'm not keen on creamy dishes or coconut dishes

Rachel - Aug 11, 2019

Hit the spot in every way - husband and I both loved the dish. Our favourite simply cook dish so far.

Gemma - Aug 10, 2019

Nice dish, - little watery but still flavoursome

Dawn - Aug 09, 2019

Very tasty and easy to cook I added peas as well as green beans

Natalie - Aug 08, 2019

Wow! I am so impressed. I’ve spent a lot of time in Bali and I must say, this is the only one I wasn’t looking forward to trying incase of any disappointment. Just finish eating it and it is so so good. Perfect flavours. Am ordering my next box now. Thank you simply cook as I make my own pastes etc always and can spend hours per day in the kitchen but will not now I’ve tasted this

Angela - Aug 08, 2019

Amazing flavours.

Susan - Aug 08, 2019


Kimberley - Aug 07, 2019

Surprisingly tasty, preferred using chicken breast fillets! Will order again :)

Helen - Aug 06, 2019

Really tasty curry

S J - Aug 06, 2019

Tasty, spicy and delicious

Laura - Aug 06, 2019

One of the nicest dishes I’ve ever had

Katie - Aug 06, 2019

Amazing! ????

Valerie - Aug 06, 2019


Drew - Aug 06, 2019

Our favorite so far

Andrew - Aug 05, 2019

Not as spicy as anticipated, which was fine!

Laura - Aug 05, 2019

Excellent cooked twice now

Karolina - Aug 05, 2019

Texture and flavour not that great.

Steve - Aug 04, 2019

Very tasty, unfortunately I forgot I’m not allowed to much milk in my diet so I got an upset stomach. No reflection on the meal it tasted delicious!

Helen - Aug 04, 2019

Very very tasty , we will get that one again

Deborah - Aug 04, 2019

Very tasty, a little too spicy for my son but we enjoyed it

Deborah - Aug 04, 2019

A little too spicy for my son but I loved it

Tehlia - Aug 04, 2019

Really tasty. Bit spicy but will definitely order again.

Susan - Aug 04, 2019

Very good. Would like this one again please

Trevor - Aug 03, 2019

A new flavour sensation. After heat was a little too mild for my taste but would be enjoyed by most .

Stacey - Aug 03, 2019

Nice.. tastes very much like thai red chicken curry

Stacey - Aug 02, 2019



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