Thai Green Curry Chicken

ThaiGreencurryThai curries and dishes that use coconut milk are  so similar to some of the dishes from my home town in India as we also use a lot of coconut milk and coconut in our dishes! One who has had Thai food, is definitely familiar with the yellow, red and green curries .Today I am sharing the recipe of Green Curry Chicken which  is very simple .If you use the store bought green curry paste (like I did), it is even more easier 🙂 . You could also make the green curry paste from scratch , which  again is quick and easy .There are some other ingredients like bamboo shoots, kaffir lime leaves, Thai basil leaves which you need and they are all easily available in any Asian store  .All these ingredients give the authentic taste. I adapted this recipe from a Thai cook book “Thai cooking”  by Judy Batsyra with some modifications .Vegetarians can substitute the chicken with Tofu as well.Do let me know if you try it , it tastes absolutely delicious!

Thai Green curry Chicken

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: easy
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A delicious chicken curry made with green curry paste ,coconut milk, bell peppers, basil leaves ,bamboo shoot and kaffir lime leaves, based on the Thai cuisine and perfect for dinners, best served with rice .


  1. 8 oz boneless chicken chopped
  2. 1 bell pepper sliced into long thin stripes
  3. 2 carrots sliced into long thin stripes
  4. 4 beans sliced into long thin stripes
  5. 5-6 snow peas sliced length wise
  6. 1 inch ginger cut into long thin stripes
  7. 2 tsp kaffir lime leaves finely chopped
  8. 4 -5 shallots
  9. 3-4 Thai green chillies
  10. 3-4 garlic sliced into small pieces
  11. 1/2 a cup chopped spring onions
  12. 1 bunch chopped coriander
  13. 1 can coconut milk
  14. 2 tsp sliced bamboo shoots
  15. salt to taste
  16. 1 tsp sugar
  17. 1 tsp soy sauce
  18. 1 tsp fish sauce (optional)
  19. 2 -3 tsp green curry paste
  20. 1/2 tsp red chilly flakes

To make green curry paste (if not using store bought),grind the following to a smooth paste and store in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

  1. 1 bunch spring onions
  2. 1 bunch coriander leaves
  3. 1/2 cup parsley leaves
  4. 1 tsp fish sauce
  5. 1 inch ginger
  6. 3-4 garlic
  7. 4-5 green chillies


  1. Marinate the chicken with soy sauce, red chilly flakes and a dash of salt.
  2. Take 3-4 tsp oil in a pan and sautée chicken until half done.
  3. Drain and keep aside.
  4. The above steps (1 to 3) are optional ,you can also directly add the chicken in step 8.
  5. To the remaining oil in the pan add shallots, bell pepper, snow-peas,carrots, beans, ginger ,garlic, spring onions.
  6. Stir fry for about 6 -7 minutes.
  7. Add 2 -3 tsp green curry paste (you can add more if you can tolerate the spice).
  8. Fry for a while, then add chicken.
  9. Add bamboo shoots, kaffir lime leaves, chopped basil  and coriander leaves.
  10. Add salt and sugar.
  11. Cook until chicken is well done.
  12. Finally add coconut milk and simmer .
  13. Serve this delicious aromatic curry with white rice !


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    May 4, 2017 at 9:39 am

    Looks delicious!

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    May 4, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Looks yummyyyy 😋👍

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    Deepa Binu Jacob
    May 4, 2017 at 10:29 am

    Well Explained Recipe

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    May 4, 2017 at 11:00 am

    I am a vegetarian and I like Thai green curry (with vegetables) for its wonderful flavor and spices. Thanks for sharing this recipe and I would try the same with vegetables!

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      May 4, 2017 at 11:18 am

      Thank you Megala, am pretty sure you will love the vegetarian version of it ..I especially love the flavor that the Thai basil , ginger and kaffir lime leaves infuse into this curry.

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        May 4, 2017 at 11:39 am

        Yes, I like these flavorful ingredients!

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    Lavs Raj
    May 4, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Looks yum!! Thanks for sharing.. i was looking for this recipe online and shortlisted one to try this weekend, now I’ll try yours.. 😀😀 we love the flavours of Thai green curry.. mouth watering 👍

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      May 4, 2017 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you so much Lavs!! Would love to hear how it turns out when you try it out 🙂

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    May 4, 2017 at 4:59 pm

    Looks delicious! Love green curry 🙂

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      May 4, 2017 at 9:00 pm

      Thank you so much Pia!

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    May 4, 2017 at 5:08 pm

    hmmm yummy….. i didnt tried thai food at home. I will this recipe.

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      May 4, 2017 at 9:01 pm

      Thanks much Deepa, do try it out ..would love to hear how it turned out !

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    Blogtastic Food
    May 4, 2017 at 6:26 pm

    One of y favorite dishes ever. Nice work (:

    • Reply
      May 4, 2017 at 9:02 pm

      Thank you so much ! appreciate it

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    Liz | Bubble Tea For Dinner
    May 8, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    yummy! this recipe looks really right on!

    • Reply
      May 8, 2017 at 9:50 pm

      Thanks Liz! it was indeed awesome 🙂

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    June 6, 2017 at 10:55 am

    sure, vl let u know !

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    June 7, 2017 at 9:47 am

    sure, vl let u know sure, vl let u know !

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    June 10, 2017 at 8:29 am

    This is really a delicious recipe!

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      June 10, 2017 at 10:32 am

      Thank you so much Chefkreso!

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    June 28, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Thanks much Deepa, do try it out . sure, vl let u know

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    June 30, 2017 at 8:55 am

    Thanks much Deepa, do try it out . sure, vl let u know

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