The BBC Good Food logo
Thai chicken curry

Thai chicken curry

By
A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.182 ratingsRate
loading...
Magazine subscription – Try your first 5 issues for only £5
  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep: -
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 4

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

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal388
fat26g
saturates16g
carbs6.1g
sugars4g
fibre1g
protein31g
low insalt1.35g
Advertisement

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 lime leaves
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 20g pack fresh coriander

Method

  • STEP 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).

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 3

    Add chicken pieces and stir until they are coated. Add the lemongrass, fish sauce, sugar, 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.

  • STEP 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 TIPS
NOT QUITE WHAT YOU’RE LOOKING FOR?
Check out our other curry recipes, or browse our chicken favourites.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2006

Comments, questions and tips

Rate this recipe

What is your star rating out of 5?

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Choose the type of message you'd like to post

Overall rating

A star rating of 4.7 out of 5.182 ratings
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

Sponsored content