Chicken Curry

"Creamy, sweet and as spicy as you want it, plenty of veggies and fairly easy + fast to make. I have tried shrimp, pork, fish and beef and found the chicken to be the best. As usual, I like things spicy, so you might want to add the curry paste a little at a time until you reach your heat point. Serve over jasmine rice."
photo by Karen Elizabeth photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Karen Elizabeth
photo by Slim PA photo by Slim PA
Ready In:
1 sauce pot




  • Start cooking the rice.
  • Cut chicken breasts into small cubes and sautee with onion and celery. Remove and set aside.
  • Add coconut milk to pan and heat for several minutes, then add red curry paste, simmer medium for 5 minutes.
  • Add fish sauce brown sugar, chicken stock, ginger and garlic. Simmer medium 5-7 minutes.
  • Add the chicken and veggies, bring back up to a simmer and continue simmering for another 5 minutes.
  • We like our veggies bright & crisp, so if you want veggies cooked more, add them first and the chicken later.
  • Serve over rice.
  • Garnish individual servings with soy bean sprouts and chopped green onion. Do not add the sprouts to the pan; only on individual servings.

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  1. Slim PA
    This was an excellent chicken curry. I used mild curry paste and didn't garnish with green onion but otherwise followed the recipe. The sprouts are really more than a garnish and I would strongly recommend you add them during plating. Thanks for a great recipe! Made for PAC Spring '09.
  2. Karen Elizabeth
    Very good curry, CarolAnn! I did have to omit sprouts and waterchestnuts, since we dont really like them, and unfortunately was out of mushrooms. I kept the curry fairly mild, and I allowed the chicken and vegetables, with the exception of the broccoli, to simmer in the sauce for that bit longer, giving us wonderfully soft and tasty chicken. Dh doesnt like his carrots crunchy, but I did keep the broccoli crisp and colourful! A very flavoursome and aromatic curry that doesnt take too long, served over steamed rice. Thanks for a lovely recipe, which was made for PAC Fall 2012
  3. adopt a greyhound
    Made half a recipe for the two of us but used the entire can of coconut. I put in 1 t. of curry paste and had DH taste it. Was too hot so ended up using the rest of the coconut milk. Didn't have mushrooms so added red peppers and sugar snap peas.


I'm lucky in that my husband will eat just about anything I put in front of him, even those labeled as "fails". Even then, he will choke it down without to much grumbling. After living on Kaua'i for nearly 14 years, I discovered a lot of Pacific Rim recipes and enjoy learning any style cuisine. These days I am learning more and more about the Paleo and Primal way of eating and am convinced that the 35+ years of "everything low fat" and the insane amounts of processed foods play a huge part of why people in these United States are so sick and overweight. Anyway, I'll not get on my "low fat fallacy" soap box. So every morning I have my bullet proof coffee complete with butter, coconut oil, heavy whipping cream (HWC) and some Himalayan salt. Drink my ketones (Keto//OS and enjoy life!
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