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Easy Home Made Thai Green Chicken Curry

Created by SarahAnderson

A delicious simple Thai green chicken curry using freshly home made curry paste. I like to add the red chillies in whole so they can be eaten by those wishing a hotter taste !

3 people
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Prep time
30 minutes
Cook time
15 mins


  • 4 chicken breasts with the skin removed
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 6 green chill (de-seeded)
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 tblspn ginger
  • 5 spring onions
  • 2 limes zest
  • 4 teaspoons lemongrass (you can use paste or crushed fresh)
  • handful Thai basil
  • 2 handfuls fresh coriander (with stalks)
  • 3 teaspoons ground coriander
  • grind pepper
  • 1 1/2 tblspns light olive oil
  • 5 lime leaves
  • 1 1/2 tblspns fish sauce
  • 1 tblspn water
  • 4 red birds eye chilli
  • 1 1/2 tblspns groundnut or light olive oil
  • to taste salt
  • 1 teaspoon palm sugar (or brown sugar)

Recipe Method

For the paste -

Put the all of the fresh coriander stalks and half of the coriander leaves, Thai basil, garlic, green chillies, ginger, lime zest, spring onions, lemon grass, ground coriander, pepper, olive oil into a food processor and blitz for a minute or so until smooth.

For the curry -

Slice the chicken breasts into thin slices. Add these to a hot pan with the groundnut oil and fry for a couple of minutes until sealed. Turn the heat down to medium and add the curry paste, stirring it in well. Fry off the curry paste with the chicken for 2-3 minutes, then add the coconut milk, water and mix in. Add the lime leaves and the fish sauce, then the red chillies (whole). Add the palm sugar/brown sugar. Simmer for around 10 minutes until the chicken is cooked through. Check the seasoning and add more salt if required.

Serve with Thai rice and garnish with the rest of the fresh coriander leaves.

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Reviews and Comments

  • Dave 28/04/2013 Review Score: 5
    Made this with the left overs from Sarah's sublime trout dish, and this rocked too...

  • karen1968 22/02/2013 Review Score: 5
    wow, I loved this. I made your trout with the left over coriander, etc the next evening, it was fab too !

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