Chicken Thai Green Curry


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About this recipe: Fragrant Thai green curry paste transforms chicken and plump miniature aubergines and courgettes into an exotic meal, with the minimum of preparation. For a real treat, serve the curry with creamy coconut rice. Delicious!

Jan Cutler

Serves: 4 

  • 4 skinless chicken breast fillets, about 125g each
  • 4 tbsp Thai green curry paste
  • 2-3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 red pepper, sliced
  • 250g baby aubergines, halved
  • 500ml boiling water
  • 200g baby courgettes, stalks trimmed
  • 4 large tender fresh basil sprigs, coarsely shredded
  • 4 large tender fresh coriander sprigs, coarsely shredded

Prep:10min  ›  Cook:20min  ›  Ready in:30min 

  1. Spice the chicken: Put the chicken in a dish and add the curry paste. Turn the chicken breasts over several times to coat them with the paste.
  2. Brown the chicken: Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large, fairly deep frying pan (a skillet – a deep frying pan with a lid – is ideal) over a medium-high heat. Add the chicken and lightly brown the pieces for 1 minute on each side, then remove and set aside.
  3. Brown the vegetables: Add the remaining oil if necessary, then add the onions, garlic, pepper and aubergines to the pan. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute. Return the chicken pieces to the pan, shuffling them in among the vegetables, and scrape in any juices and curry paste from the dish.
  4. Simmer the curry: Season and pour in the boiling water. Heat until simmering, then reduce the heat so that the liquid bubbles steadily, and cover closely with a lid or foil. Simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Cook the courgettes: Add the courgettes to the pan, re-cover and cook for a further 5 minutes. Taste for seasoning, remove from the heat and stir in the basil and coriander. Serve immediately.

…to serve

Prepare some creamy coconut rice (similar in texture to a risotto) to accompany the curry. Simmer 200g long-grain rice in plenty of boiling water for 7 minutes, then drain and return it to the pan. Stir in a 400ml can coconut milk and 200ml boiling water with a pinch of salt, and bring back to the boil. Reduce the heat to the minimum setting, cover tightly and cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring once or twice, until the rice is tender and the coconut milk is creamy. Season to taste before serving.

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Reviews (8)


Fantastic recipe. I had to leave the lid off mine for the sauce to reduce, but was sooo tasty, and real easy for a beginner like me! - 14 Aug 2009


Used different ingredients. coconut milk instead of water - 09 Jan 2011


i added one fresh chilli pepper, can of coconut milk and just a little water and it was delicious!!! - 09 Jan 2011

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