Green Thai Chicken Coconut Curry is one of my very favorite meals. Sweet and creamy, spicy to taste, and pungent with just the right amount of salt… it’s a recipe that you’ve got to try.
Thomas and I had a best friend couple in college (and we still love them though they live way too far from us). It was one of those relationships that you just cherish. They were our next door neighbors, we were both newly weds, our husbands were both in the Engineering program and studied constantly together, and we ate dinner at our place 3-5 nights a week together. It was awesome! I’d call Rivka to see what she had in the fridge and I’d make something based on our mutual ingredients. Some days one of us would cook the main dish and the other make the bread, salad, and/or dessert. It was such a fun arrangement and worked really well for us all.
I had never tried curry, in any form, until after this wonderful nightly dinner party plan was hatched. I don’t think there were a lot of curry joints in Southern Indiana and it is certainly something my mom never made. One magical day Rivka made this curry, served over hot rice, with cilantro and lime. Magic, I tell you. I’ve loved curry, in all forms, ever since.
This was a recipe that I never made for years. I would always ask Rivka to make it and it was often what I requested for my birthday dinner. It wasn’t until after they moved to Chicago from BYU that I had to make it on my own, and I dare say, I make it very well now. This is one of our favorite dishes and we eat it at least once a month. It takes a few oddball ingredients, but I don’t mind finding and buying them because I know I’ll use them over and over again, even if they are just for this dish.
The recipe is very flexible, so read the notes in the recipe if you are curious about substituting veggies and things. You can’t really go wrong with this one. And if you are looking for another great curry recipe, you might like my Curried Coconut Chicken with Squash and Dried Cherries. Mmmm.
And just because I can… This recipe is floating around in my archives somewhere and this is the old picture for it. Aren’t you glad things are improving!
Have a great day and thanks so much for reading. I also picked a winner for that great cookbook! Congrats to Staci. Thanks so much to everyone who entered. It was a ton of fun for me, but don’t worry, I have lots of giveaways like that this month, so stick around.