Chicken Coconut Green Curry
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A true south-east Asian classic dish and one of our favorite mid-week comforting meals to tuck into is the Chicken Coconut Green Curry. What is amazing about this dish is how truly versatile it is, you don’t need to be picky at all about the vegetables or proteins that go into the dish – just pick what you love and it’ll work out, brilliantly, we guarantee it! For this recipe we’re sticking with Chicken, using Chicken Thighs for that added flavor you get compared to the breast

We’re keeping this Chicken Coconut Green Curry recipe very simple. For this recipe no need to create your own curry paste. We’ll be using store bought curry paste which is more than suitable. It is also a lot simpler to do, which is what this recipe is about. No need to pull out the mortar and pestle or blender. Good quality store bought Green Curry Paste will be wonderful

A good Chicken Coconut Green Curry is such a warming dish. The Coconut Cream gives the whole recipe a sense of luxury and indulgence. It comes across like a very sophisticated dish but is so simple to make

For our recipe we’re also suggesting that you reserve a couple of pieces of Chicken and fry them separately. This is a totally optional step. It is however a nice step if you have the time as it creates a beautiful result with delicious slices of tender Chicken on top of that lovely curry

Chicken Coconut Green Curry Close up
This beautiful curry is so flavorful and colorful. A real treat!

Recipe Details


2 – 4 people

Prep time

10 minutes

Cooking time

20 minutes

Total time

30 minutes

Chicken Coconut Green Curry Recipe


  • 2lbs Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thighs cut into bite sized chunks
  • Reserve 2 Chicken Thighs to cook whole
  • ½ Red Onion, Sliced
  • Juice of 1 Lime
  • 4 Garlic Cloves, Finely sliced
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Ginger, grated
  • 1 cup Snow Peas, chopped
  • 1 cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp. Green Curry Paste
  • 14 fl. oz. Coconut Cream (400ml)
  • 1 tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 1 Red Chili, seeded and sliced
  • ½ cup Peanuts, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup Cilantro, roughly chopped
  • Salt
  • Optional: 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar or Palm Sugar


  1. Fry off the onion and carrots in a large frypan or cast-iron skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add the Garlic and Ginger and cook for another 1 minute until the garlic becomes fragrant
  2. Add the Chili and Curry Paste and begin to fry off. It’s important to cook the Curry Paste before adding the coconut milk to release the flavors fully.
  3. After about 2 minutes, add the Chicken pieces and fry until lightly browned, another 3-4 minutes, then add the Coconut Cream and Fish Sauce, then bring to a light simmer. Reduce the heat to low and continue to simmer for 10 minutes
  4. While the Curry is simmering, season your whole chicken thighs with salt and pepper, add a little bit of cooking oil to another frypan on medium / high heat. Then add your Chicken Thighs. Timing this right it should take about 10 minutes for the chicken thighs to cook to an internal temperature of 160 degrees. Remove from heat and rest
  5. Add the Snow Peas, Cherry Tomatoes and Lime Juice to your curry and cook for a further 1 – 2 minutes then remove from heat. The goal here is to just barely cook both the Peas and Tomatoes. We want that lovely crunch from the peas and for those Tomatoes to burst with their flavor when eaten!
  6. Plate the curry in bowls and garnish with Cilantro and Peanuts. Finally, slice the Whole Chicken Thighs and place on top of the curry. Serve with Jasmine Rice and enjoy!

This Chicken Coconut Green Curry is bursting with flavor as it is, however, an optional addition is to add some sugar to the recipe. Totally up to you, if you like your curries a little sweeter then a hit of Palm Sugar or Brown Sugar is a great addition. Just add the sugar in along with the Fish Sauce and of course, taste as you go!

If you want to go all-in on an authentic Thai dinner, why not try our Sticky Wings as an appetizer? They’re delicious!

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