The Best Thai Red Chicken Curry Recipe

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins

Really good - you can change, substitute, mix..the whatever you have on hand.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium and cook the onion for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the curry paste and garlic then cook, stirring, for about 1 minutes.
  3. Add the coconut milk, chicken broth, fish sauce, sugar, red pepper flakes and salt then bring to a boil.
  4. Add the vegetables and reduce heat and simmer until vegetable are soft.
  5. Squeeze lime juice over chicken then add chicken and basil to the pot.
  6. Cook until chicken is completely cooked.
  7. Serve over Jasmine Rice.
Most Helpful

This was actually milder than I thought it would be. Very tasty and easy to throw together after doing the chopping. I changed the veg based on what hubby will eat, so snow peas, red pepper, onion, carrot, and bean sprouts. I thickened the sauce with guar before serving. While I agree this would be wonderful over rice, since I carb count I ate it as is. Might serve on cauliflower fake rice next time. I did use splenda and just a touch of black strap molasses rather than sugar. Thanks for sharing.

Queen Roachie March 03, 2014

This was really delicious! I took off a star only because I tweaked it some for our own tastes and because of what vegetables I had. I doubled most everything because I had a pound of chicken. I added some cilantro at the end along with the zest of the lime. This was great and I will definitely make again!

lvt96 February 26, 2012

What a wonderful curry. We enjoyed this dish very much. For the vegetables I used, sweet onions, carrotes, red pepper slices and potatoes. They were excellent in this dish. Loved the bright bold raw flavors. Thanks so much for sharing a recipe that I will make again.

Baby Kato August 01, 2011