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Thai green chicken curry in a bowl with a glass of wine

Thai green chicken curry

Published: April 13, 2022 at 4:56 pm
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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

Make the curry paste from scratch for this easy Thai green chicken curry. Super fresh, fragrant and full of flavour, it's a perfect meal for 2

Nutrition:
NutrientUnit
kcal374
fat20g
carbs13.4g
fibre1.6g
protein35.5g
salt1.5g
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Try this Thai green chicken curry, then check out our Thai red curry, Thai yellow curry chicken noodles and vegan Thai green curry.

Ingredients

  • 200ml coconut milk
  • 1 tsp Thai fish sauce
  • ½ tsp palm sugar
  • 200ml vegetable or chicken stock, (if you prefer a creamier sauce use 400ml coconut milk instead)
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, diced
  • a handful fine green beans, trimmed
  • a handful (optional) pea aubergines
  • coriander leaves, to serve
  • rice, to serve
  • Thai basil leaves or lime wedges, to serve (optional)

curry paste

  • 4 lime leaves, finely chopped
  • large bunch coriander, finely chopped
  • peeled and finely chopped to make 1 tbsp ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 4 stems lemongrass, outer leaves trimmed and finely chopped
  • 3-4 green Thai chillies, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1 tsp shrimp paste

Method

  • STEP 1

    Add all the curry paste ingredients, one by one, to a mortar and pestle and pound them to a thick paste (or whizz in a food processor).

  • STEP 2

    Put the coconut milk in a saucepan that’s big enough to take all the ingredients and heat until it begins to simmer.

  • STEP 3

    Add the green curry paste and, stirring gently, continue to heat for five minutes or until the paste is cooked.

  • STEP 4

    Add the fish sauce, sugar and stock.

  • STEP 5

    Bring it all to a simmer, then add the chicken and, a couple of minutes later, the vegetables.

  • STEP 6

    Continue to heat until the chicken and vegetables are cooked. Scatter with coriander leaves and serve with rice, thai fresh basil and chunks of lime.

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