Thai Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk Recipe -
Thai Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Thai Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk

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"This recipe is one of the favorites in the family! If you don't have fish sauce available, try making it with soy sauce."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    35 mins


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat; heat the curry paste in the oil about 30 seconds. Add the chicken and cook another 3 minutes. Stir in the onion, bell pepper, lemon zest, coconut milk, fish sauce, and lemon juice; bring to a boil; cook until the chicken is cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Sprinkle cilantro over the dish; stir. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2008

This recipe was pretty easy to make, and the flavor was pretty good, but it tasted like it was missing something. Next time, I'm going to use more curry paste. Also, I'd recommend removing the chicken, and setting it aside, after adding it to the curry paste initially. (Adding it back a few minutes before the sauce was ready.) That way, the onion, coconut, etc mixture has time to cook a bit and simmer without overcooking the chicken.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Apr 18, 2011

Very disappointing. Followed modifications and added carrots, garlic, and tripled the curry paste. Flavor was very bland and only helped adding lots of sweet chile sauce. Won't be making this again.

May 11, 2008

Phenomenal! Used the ingredients as is except for adding shredded carrots, which I cooked with the onions. I did cook the chicken separately with a little roasted garlic oil and the left-over coconut milk, which kept the chicken amazingly moist. At first taste, it did seem like something was missing - a little extra lemon peel and ground coriander made it perfect. I served it on a bed of steamed shredded red cabbage to keep the meal lighter. Thanks!

Sep 06, 2008

LOVE this recipe, only gave it 4 stars b/c i make it a little differently. my hubby doesn't like fish sauce, so i leave that out and *don't* sub soy sauce. also, i cheat and use a cooked chicken from the grocer. saves time :-) i usually double the onion and triple the curry. we like it a little spicy. also, what this dish is missing is actually SALT. it's much MUCH better with it.

Apr 09, 2009

Pretty good. Soy sauce is a good substitution for fish sauce. The one thing that I would definitely change about this recipe is that 1 teaspoon curry paste is not enough! It was very bland and I made it with almost 2 heaped teaspoons! I am Indian so I am used to eating relatively spicy foods...after eating some of this dish, I determined it was too bland and simmered it again with an additional TABLESPOON of curry paste!!! I also added some red chili powder. After this modification, it was nice and spicy and tasted great!

Jul 28, 2009

This recipe was fantastic! I am definitely not a great anything that turns out half decent for me will most likely turn out amazing for anyone else. I did change a few things due to reviews and lack of certain items. I slivered 4 garlic cloves and browned them in the oil before adding the curry paste. I did double the curry paste and used a hot/spicy curry paste (amazing!) because we love things spicy. I replace all of the lemon ingredients with lime, and I think I will continue this. Also some finely shredded carrots make the sauce more visually interesting...just my preference! But, definitely going in my recipe-box!!

Jul 15, 2009

OMG! This was really good. I followed the instructions provided as far as cooking, but I added a bit of coriander, garlic and a whole large can of pineapple along with 1/4 cup of the juice with the cooking chicken and 1/4 cup of juice with the other ingredients. I also cooked lo mein noodles and added those in as well towards the very end. I used 2 tsps. of red curry paste and that was plenty spicy (I think the amount of curry paste should really depend on your personal taste) and used dried cilantro and probably more than the recipe but I like cilantro so... (I didn't really measure it, did it to taste.)

Jul 15, 2008

I added chopped garlic to the onions and red pepper mix. Used two teaspoons green curry paste and it was almost too hot. I will make this again with less curry paste.


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  • Calories
  • 269 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 6.4 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 12.3 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 1.3 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 30.9 g
  • 62%
  • Sodium
  • 379 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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