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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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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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.

skeldie's picture
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Superb recipe. So easy and very tasty, it has become a firm favourite in our household!!

elliott1920's picture

This recipe is brilliant, so easy...my first curry made at home and I'll be making it New Years Eve for friends!

luvmefood's picture

Added a chilli and some red peppers was a really lovely simple curry. Gonna throw in some baby potatoes next time to bulk it out a little.

jimmytheonlysaint's picture
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This is by far and away the tastiest curry I cook at home! Regarding the lemongrass, put it in when you add the lime leaves etc. About 5 mins from ready, chuck some French beans in for a lovely crunch. Magic!

rachelvt's picture
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I cooked this last night and altered the recipe a little. Had many peppers lying around so chopped them and fried them in the oil with the shallots and also added a handle of fine green beans to up the fibre content of the dish. I served it with basmati and wild rice. It was really delicious, my family enjoyed it.. Very flavorful. Even my kids approved!

dishymummy's picture
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Great recipe which works equally well with prawns or salmon.

apolloxxl's picture
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added baby corn into the mix.
was beyond amazing.
though i steamed and fried the baby corns first, then added at the end into the curry to soak for a few mins.

simply fabulous.

srscott's picture
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Really easy & tasty. I added some roasted butternut squash, just because I had some to use up - worked really well.

sarahbaillielufsjude's picture

Oh yummy, i cooked this for my wife jude, she loved it and so did i NOMNOM

thecheekyone's picture
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Oh, I added in some green dwarf beans for crunch too as per some of the other comments. Definitely making again :)

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