Thai chicken curry

Thai chicken curry

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins - 20 mins Cook: 20 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Learn how to make an authentic-tasting Thai curry with this step-by-step recipe

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition

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protein
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carbs
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saturates
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fibre
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sugar
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salt
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Ingredients

  • 2 shallots, or 1 small onion
  • 1 stalk lemongrass
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 3-4 tsp red Thai curry paste
  • 4 boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar, brown is best
  • 4 freeze-dried kaffir lime leaves
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 20g pack fresh coriander

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Method

  1. Peel shallots or onion and cut in half from top to root. Lay the cut sides flat on a board and thinly slice. Very finely slice the lemongrass, starting at the thinner end, stopping towards the base when it gets tough (often described as ‘woody’ and white in the centre).
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or large saucepan for a couple of minutes until the oil separates (it looks more liquid at this point). Add the shallots or onion. Fry for 3-5 mins, until soft and translucent. Stir in the curry paste and cook for 1 min, stirring all the time.
  3. Add chicken pieces and stir until they are coated. Add the lemongrass, fish sauce, sugar, kaffir lime leaves and coconut milk. Bring slowly to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 15 mins until the chicken is cooked. Stir the curry a few times while it cooks, to stop it sticking and to keep the chicken submerged.
  4. While the chicken is cooking, strip the leaves from the coriander stalks, gather into a pile and chop very roughly. Taste the curry and add a little more curry paste and salt if you think it needs it. Stir half the coriander into the curry and sprinkle the rest over the top. Serve with Thai jasmine or basmati rice.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

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rafflestiltskin's picture
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Really enjoyed this curry and it passed the Husband test as well!! The tip of adding green beans and birds eye chillis was useful as it really added that little extra crunch / kick. Will definitely make it again.

hannahjayne's picture

really easy to follow recipe. never cooked anything like this before from scratch and it turnt out lovely, really enjoyed it :)

candyland_laz's picture

This is scrummy! :D I tend to add in a variety of veggies I learnt from watching my Mom make thai curry. Aubergines, mushrooms, sliced carrots, peppers, green beans and sweet potato all work well. I add sweetcorn sometimes too which also helps add a sweetness to the flavour. I also used lime/lemon juice instead of the kaffir lime leaves which worked really well. Leave the squeezed lime/lemon rind in the curry as it cooks to allow the flavour of the rind to infuse into to the curry for extra flavour! Yummmmm!

robbieboy's picture
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Three words...delicious... very delicious!

tracy2012's picture
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Made this twice-once with chicken and once wih prawns. Was lovely! Added green beans in five minutes before end for texture and 1 of 5 a day! Yummy!

brocon's picture
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very good recipe, didn't have lime leaves or coriander but it was still really good. I used coconut milk light to cut down on calories.

emassey's picture
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Delicious and easy to make, will definitely become a regular favourite!

slyziute's picture
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Very quick to prepare and incredibly tasty.

fairystoryteller's picture
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Yum - we really enjoyed this! I used chicken thigh fillets instead of breast meat but otherwise stuck to the recipe. Served it with plain rice and a salady sambal made with tomato, avocado, red onion and coriander. Teenage daughters thought it was on the hot side but still enjoyed it with a pint of water to wash it down! They've requested it again so I think this will become a regular in our house.

fsreid's picture
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I have made this twice and everyone loved
it, the only thing I added was red chilles
with the onion and lemongrass!!

donnadoo98's picture
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Very tasty recipe- for added spice, I will throw in a couple of chillis next time. Great for a family curry! :)

aceflatie's picture
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Delicious! Easy to make, who family loved it.

antsta23's picture

This was a great curry with great flavours in it, thought it needed a bit more spice so added a few more teaspoons but thats just me! Will make this again soon!

vg1602's picture

Can anyone tell me if this is ok to make the day before.

irina5's picture

It was delicious! Quick, easy and so tasty!

nickbr4's picture
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Tasted really nice :) couldn;t find at what point in the recipe to add the lemongrass, but we added it at the same time as the onion and all was good!

kirstlouskinner's picture
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Made this for my hubby as I'm not a fan of Thai food but I loved it.

galeboo's picture
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FANTASTIC! Fragrant and delicious tasting, and to top it all off, so easy to make. My kids and hubbie loved it. I felt like a chef! Will definitely become a regular at our home.

bmg104's picture
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Amazing recipe, also added green beans and broccoli, will definitely be making this again!

johnjan's picture

I am a bloke who has only just started to cook and its only because of Good foods easy to follow menus,Made the Thai curry last night and it was awesome. thank you.

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