Thai food is such a delight. It is intense in flavor and tastes exotic in the best way. Green Thai Chicken Coconut Curry is sweet, creamy, spicy to taste and has the most fragrant sauce. It’s a recipe that you've got to try.
- 1/4 cup oil (oil, peanut, coconut)
- 2-5 Tablespoons green curry paste
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 pounds chicken breast cut into bite sized pieces
- 1 Tablespoon fresh ginger, minced
- 2 cans coconut milk
- 3 Tablespoons fish sauce
- 3 Tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 Tablespoons sugar
- 4 potatoes, cubed
- 4 carrots, sliced
- 1/2 cup peas, fresh or frozen
- 1 bunch cilantro, chopped
- 2 limes cut into wedges
- hot cooked rice
- In a large soup pot or dutch oven heat the oil and green curry paste over medium heat. Stir to combine and cook for 3-5 minutes. You are giving the oil and curry paste a chance to marry and this is an important step.
- Add the onions and garlic and cook for an additional 5 minutes over medium heat. If the mixture seems to be sticking to the bottom of the pan just add a little more oil as needed. A little sticking is ok, but you don't want to burn it.
- Add the raw chicken and cook until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink, about 5 minutes.
- Add the ginger, coconut milk, fish sauce, soy sauce, and sugar. Stir to combine.
- Add the potatoes and carrots. Allow the the curry to gently simmer, uncovered, until the mixture thickens and the vegetables are cooked through, 45 minutes to an hour.
- Add the peas 5 minutes before serving.
- To serve, dish the hot curry on top of hot rice and then sprinkle with chopped cilantro, fresh lime juice, and if it needs more salt, additional fish sauce on top.
- The cilantro, lime, and fish sauce aren't optional garnishes, they really make the dish and it wouldn't taste nearly as good without them.
- Curry is one of those things that only improve with time. The longer it can cook the better. It's always phenomenal the second day, so plan on left overs.
- Potatoes are a great base, but feel free to add just about anything else you have on hand. Sometimes I don't add chicken either... just skip that step and add lots more veggies.
- Curry pastes varies from brand to brand. Ask around for suggestions of friends, hit up the local Asian market, and when you find a good one stick with it!
- The spiciness in this dish comes from the curry paste, so if you don't like it hot start with less. If you like a little heat add a bit more. We like a medium heat and I'll normally do about 3 tablespoons of curry paste. It has a kick but isn't so hot my kids won't eat it, it would be way too hot for my Mother-in-law though...
- Prep Time: 20
- Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Stove-Top
- Cuisine: American
- Calories: 728
- Sugar: 9.7g
- Sodium: 781.7mg
- Fat: 24.9g
- Carbohydrates: 89.2g
- Protein: 37.3g
- Cholesterol: 82.7mg
Keywords: Curry, Thai, Chicken, Coconut