Vietnamese Chicken Curry

Total Time
1hr 25mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 40 mins

Some of the best chicken you will ever have. I have been eating this dish for 39 years since the first time my wife served it to me in VietNam and I haven't tired of it yet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pot and fry onions and garlic for 1 minute.
  2. Add the chicken and continue cooking for 3 minutes.
  3. Add all the spices.
  4. Stir everything together for a few minutes.
  5. Let cook until chicken is tender.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredient.
  7. Bring to a boil and simmer gently for about 20 mintes.
  8. Garnish with cilantro before serving in bowls.
  9. Eat with French bread or serve with steamed rice.
Most Helpful

Great recipe. When I made this I realized I add more curry/salt to adjust for my taste, this was difficult as everything was in the pan and harder to mix, so to save time, next time I'll mix sauce and spices, coconut, curry, pepper, salt, chicken stock together to determine taste, and then add in everything else. Also my version had sugar in it, so I gradually added in 1/4 teaspoon of sugar, turned out 1 1/2 teaspons did it for my taste. I like this recipe on rice too.

Puffnstuff September 25, 2009

I've been traveling the world lately in my kitchen and couldn't wait to try this recipe with my girls. We truly enjoyed every mouthful and look forward to having it again! If you love Indian cuisine, try this one... It's well worth the time spent!

Tony Rules The Kitchen... Sally Watches! April 01, 2009