Monday, August 2, 2010

Thai Green Curry Chicken

I love Thai food. I had two best friends when I was in elementary & primary school that were Thai. With that said, Asian food is one of the scariest things I can think of to try and attempt MYSELF in the kitchen.
But I wanted to try making green curry like I have had in Thai restaurants. It's delicious. Before going to the store, I did what I always do when getting ready to attempt a dish I'm not familiar with- google it. I looked at lots of recipes. But I secretly hoped that the jar of green curry paste at the store would have a recipe. Lots of brands these days have recipes utlizing their products printed on the product or at a website. This was just the case when I found Thai Kitchens green curry paste. There was an oh so simple recipe printed on the jar. Armed with the paste. fish sauce and a can of coconut milk, I headed home.
When I got home, I decided to check out the vendors website. Low and behold, there were lots more recipes there. I ended up doing a mix between the recipe on the curry paste jar and this one.
The final dish was amazing. I thought it tasted just perfect. Hubby didn't care for the jasmine rice it's served on- so next time I'll make some plain rice for him. I feel so much less threatened by Asian cuisine now!
I know I bought the curry paste. But do you know what all is in that stuff? Lots of things I have never seen at my local grocery store, that's for sure. (lemongrass, galangal, and certain chilis just to start) Plus- I wouldn't know how much of what to put in. The premade curry paste is such an easier alternative. Delicious too. :)
*note* The amount of fish sauce and curry paste you will need may vary depending on the brand you choose, as well as the potency desired. Start will a low amount- you can always add more.

Thai Green Curry Chicken serves 4
(adapted from Thai Kitchens)

1 14oz can coconut milk (I used lowfat)
1/3 c. chicken stock
1/4 c. julienned fresh basil leaves
2 tbl. fish sauce (Thai Kitchen brand)
1 tbl. green curry paste (Thai Kitchen brand)
2 tbl. brown sugar
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped into 1 inch pieces
1 large (or 2 small) carrots, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
1 medium onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 c. frozen or fresh peas (optional)
1-2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces.
Jasmine rice

Mix together the coconut milk, chicken stock, basil, fish sauce, curry paste and brown sugar in a large saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce down to low and simmer for 10 minutes.
Add in the chicken and all of the vegetables (whatever combination of veggies you prefer). Simmer the whole mixture over low/medium-low heat until the chicken is cooked through and the carrots are tender. About 10-15 minutes.
Serve over rice. Enjoy!

I have linked up this tasty recipe at:


  1. Yum, Stacia! Way to conquer Asian food!

  2. Oh yum! I could so eat this! I'm with you on Asian food - it is one of the scariest things to make in the kitchen!

  3. My aunt loves green thai curry! I'll have to save this recipe for the next time she visits! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

  4. How delicious! I don't blame you one bit for buying the curry paste! It sure makes things a lot easier.

  5. Mmmm. Curry paste is one of those things that I think is OK go buy instead of making :-)

  6. Oh this sounds so good! I just bought green curry paste last week. I'll have to try it out soon.

  7. OMG! I just had green curry chicken last week and I loved it! This sounds very similar and I will be bookmarking it for sure!

  8. Thanks for being a guest on Between the Lines today!!! :) Swing by my blog tomorrow for some blog hopping fun with Spotlight Saturday Blog Hop. Have a fabulous weekend!


  9. I absolutely love thai curry! I could eat it every day!!!

  10. Looks delicious! Thanks for sharing at It's Party Time Thursday at PonyTails&FishScales!

  11. Looks great!
    Thanks for linking up!

  12. I've never had thai food, but this looks really good!

    Thanks for linking up with me for Friday Favorites!