Chicken Curry with Carnation Evap : A Creamy New Tradition

Since I moved out of our home in Malabon and started living alone, I always look forward to the days when I pack up my things and go back home to spend long weekends or the holidays with my nanay and bro. It’s not only because I miss spending time with them, but also because I long for my nanay’s cooking. In the past year, I actually found a way to satisfy my craving for her cooking รขโ‚ฌโ€ recreating her dishes in my own little kitchen. One of my all-time favorites is her Chicken Curry, which is one of the dishes she usually serves for Noche Buena.

Chicken Curry with Carnation Evap Recipe

My nanay uses fresh coconut milk to prepare her Chicken Curry. When I tried cooking this dish (with Ken’s help), I found out that Carnation Evap actually works well too! It gives my version of nanay’s Chicken Curry a rich yet unique taste and flavor, and I also noticed that Carnation Evap made the dish even creamier. I’m sharing the recipe below for you to try it yourself and taste the difference. My nanay already had a taste of this dish (she let me cook it this year for Noche Buena!), and she gave me a thumbs up. ๐Ÿ™‚

By the way, we used chicken thighs for this recipe because they absorb the curry and milk broth very well, giving the chicken a nice, juicy, spicy flavor.

Chicken Curry with Carnation Evap Recipe


  • 1/2 kilo chicken thighs, deboned / boneless
  • 1 medium size potato, cubed
  • 1 medium size carrot, cubed
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, cubed
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce (patis)
  • 1 cup of Carnation Evap
  • 30 grams curry powder
  • 1 small ginger, sliced into strips (see photo below)
  • 1 cup water
  • 4 tbsp oil

Ingredients for Chicken Curry with Carnation Evap


1. Pour cooking oil in a pot, then brown chicken thighs. Set aside.

2. Saute onion, garlic, and ginger.

3. Return chicken thighs into the pot, add the curry powder and 1 tbsp of fish sauce, then mix evenly.

Chicken Curry Recipe - Brown the chicken thighs then add curry powder

4. Pour in 1 cup of water then add the potatoes, carrots, and bell pepper. Allow to simmer for 5 minutes.

Chicken Curry Recipe - Cook the potatoes, carrots and bell pepper

5. Add 1 cup of Carnation Evap and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Add Carnation Evap to your Chicken Curry instead of coconut milk

6. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and then serve.

Chicken Curry Recipe with Carnation Evaporated Milk

Let us know in the comments below if you’ve tried this recipe or other dishes using Carnation Evap. Hope you like it. Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚

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