Thai Green Chicken Curry

By Rena |

This Thai Green Chicken Curry recipe is so creamy, very flavorful, gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo, and perfect for an easy weeknight meal that will impress your family and friends.

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Nothing more comforting than a bowl of Chicken Curry, that’s loaded with chicken and veggies, cooked in creamy coconut milk and Thai green curry sauce. It is filling, nourishing, comforting and comes together in just about 30 minutes.

HOW TO MAKE THAI GREEN CURRY CHICKEN

  • Heat oil in a medium pot or skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sear until golden on the sides, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in garlic, ginger and lemongrass paste and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, mix and bring to simmer. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and sauce is reduced.
  • Stir in veggies, and continue to cook for 2-4 minutes, until just softens. Take off the heat and serve next to cooked brown rice.
  • Add garnishes of choice and enjoy!

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What is green curry paste made of

Green curry paste is made of green chilies, shallots, garlic, lemongrass paste, kaffir lime leaves, and some Thai sweet basil. We didn’t use the green curry paste for this easy chicken curry recipes and used some of the ingredients that the curry paste is made of. Feel free to use curry paste if you are unable to find lemongrass paste.

What to serve with chicken curry

Wondering what to serve with your Thai chicken curry? Try some brown rice as the side. It soaks up the curry sauce so well. You may also use some quinoa, bulgur, barley, couscous, and farro. Want to keep this curry dish low in carbs? Load it up with more veggies! Try some cauliflower rice or broccoli rice.

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What vegetables go well with chicken curry

When making green chicken curry or any other chicken curry recipe, oftentimes any veggies of your choice will pair well in the dish. Curry is one of those dishes that works well with whatever veggies you feel like adding to it.

To name a few, here are some options to consider:

  • Zucchini
  • Cauliflower
  • Broccoli
  • Chickpeas
  • Peas
  • Green beans
  • Bell Peppers
  • Asparagus
  • Snow peas
  • Potatoes

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How do you thicken a curry

To thicken your curry sauce or soup, try adding some cornflour or arrowroot powder. Mix about a tablespoon of the thickener with some cold water or milk before adding it in. Also, you may use any other flour that’s suitable to your dietary needs. Or, you may simply allow it to cook more until it becomes thicker.

Can you freeze chicken curry

Place any leftover chicken curry into container that can be tightly sealed before storing in the freezer. Freeze for up to 2-3 months. Remove from the freezer the night before and reheat accordingly. You may either reheat in a saucepan or microwave. Whichever you prefer. Also, chicken curry will last in the fridge for about 3-5 days. Store in an airtight container.

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Optional Garnishes for Chicken Curry

Garnishes are always optional but could bring so much flavor to your chicken curry recipe. Try the following garnishes spike up the flavors of your curry dish:

  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Freshly sliced green onions
  • Lime or lemon wedges
  • Thinly sliced jalapenos or Chilli

Is Curry Paste Gluten-free

Curry paste is naturally gluten-free. It is always safe to read the ingredients in the back of the jar to make sure no flour was added to the ingredients.

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Made with a mixture of zucchini, chicken, fresh herbs, green beans, peas, fish sauce, and coconut milk.
2.4 from 5 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: thai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
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Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 451kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp Avocado Oil or olive oil
  • 1 lb Skinless boneless chicken breast sliced
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2-3 Garlic Cloves finely grated
  • 2 Tsp Fresh Ginger finely grated
  • 1 Tbsp Lemongrass paste
  • 14 oz Coconut milk 1 can
  • 1 Tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 Large Zucchini cut into half-moons
  • 1 Green Pepper chopped
  • 1 Cup Frozen green peas thawed
  • 1 Cup Fresh or frozen green beans (thawed if frozen), cut into 1.5'' pieces

OPTIONAL GARNISHES:

  • 1-2 Scallions thinly sliced to garnish
  • 1-2 Freshly chopped cilantro to garnish
  • 1 Jalapeño or green chili thinly sliced to garnish
  • Lime wedges, to serve

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a medium pot or skillet over medium-high heat. 
  • Add the chicken and season with salt and pepper to taste. Sear until golden on the sides, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Add in garlic, ginger and lemongrass paste and continue to cook for 2-3 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Add coconut milk, fish sauce, mix and bring to simmer. Cook for 6-8 minutes, until chicken is cooked through and sauce is reduced.
  • Stir in veggies, and continue to cook for 2-4 minutes, until just softens. Take off the heat and serve next to cooked brown rice.
  • Add garnishes of choice and enjoy!

Notes

  • Use green curry paste instead of ginger and lemongrass paste.
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 451kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 510mg | Potassium: 1069mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 836IU | Vitamin C: 60mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 5mg
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