Awesome Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This recipe introduced me to the fantastic flavour of coconut milk and curry paste, its insane how good it is, don't even think of skimping on any of the ingredients, you need them all. Fish sauce is super cheap and you can find it in the asian food isle in your supermarket. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large wok, add the garlic, saute.
  2. Add the curry, ginger and the thicker cream on top of the can of coconut milk to the wok, whisk.
  3. Now add the rest of the coconut milk in along with everything but the chicken and pineapple, whisk.
  4. Bring to a slow boil for 7 minutes, then discard the lemongrass Add the chicken and pineapple and cook till the chicken is no longer pink inside, about 7-9 minutes.
  5. Serve over Jasmine rice and top with green onion.
  6. Soooooooooooooo yummy!


Most Helpful

Wow. I took the leftover can juice from the pineapple chunks, and added a tablespoon of wasabi mayo (found in the Asian market when I went to get these ingredients). Used this as a dressing / marinade for cucumbers. Wow ! Anyway, the red curry paste that I bought didn't really provide the "heat" my family likes, in fact, hardly any at all. I used the 2 teaspoons of this red curry paste, and then added a teaspoon of crushed red pepper flakes (for more moderate, you might try 1/2 teaspoon of pepper flakes).
That did the trick. Added the pineapple chunks just before the final heating, and a sliced baby bok choy & some flat peas.
Thanks for this recipe - will be making again

Leo's Mom June 19, 2011

Amazing!! I used extra ginger, 4x the curry paste.(we like it HOT) For protein I used 1 cicken thigh and 1 lb of fresh tilapia. Sooooo good!! Oh and I also substituted light coconut milk.

luluaz January 04, 2011

Very yummy recipe. Made it vegetarian by using potatoes and red peppers in place of chicken and omitting the fish sauce. Otherwise, followed the recipe exactly. My picky husband raved (doesn't happen often!) over it. Wonderful flavor. Thanks!

chefingwithchefmama1 January 04, 2010

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