Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a really simple and tasty recipe stolen from my mum.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Pound the garlic,coriander root and salt in mortar and pestle.
  2. Add the chilie peppers, sugar, turmeric and curry powder and pound to a fine paste.
  3. Add the fish sauce to the paste and marinate the chicken for 2 hours.
  4. Heat a little veg oil in a wok/large saucepan,add the chicken and fry until a good crust forms.
  5. Reduce the heat and continue stir-frying until the chicken is cooked through.
  6. Serve with coconut milk spooned over the top--optional.


Most Helpful

This was a lovely recipe Noo. All the ingredients blended together perfectly to create a tasty dish. I couldn't find salsify so omitted it from the recipe. Made the recipe exactly as written and marinaded the chicken for 4 hours. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

Baby Kato April 17, 2011

I used 4 medium boneless chicken breast for the 4 of us, and omitted the salsify. Other than that made as written. The chili peppers we especially enjoyed along with the coconut milk, a great touch too. This has to be made again, I say that because we usually don't have Thai food, but the flavors, and all 4 of us enjoyed this, and is definately worth having again.

weekend cooker October 18, 2013

Yum!! We absolutely loved this. So easy! Unfortunately, I cannot find my mortar and pestle anywhere so I just used a little blender. I also didn't have chili peppers so I used a few chili flakes (very few as I didn't want it spicy for the little ones). Skipped the salsify.

I did not expect for this to go in our regular rotation but it's definitely going. One of my favorite ways now to cook chicken thighs. Thanks for posting!

Julie June 10, 2012

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