Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry

"This is a spicy dish, but the heat can be adjusted by reducing the curry and sambal oelek. It is quick and easy and it is so good. Time to cook rice is not included in prep time or cook time. Also...I often use lite coconut milk, it reduces the fat content and is still wonderful, just a little less rich."
Spicy Thai Peanut Chicken Curry created by Amanda Gryphon
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  • In a medium saute pan saute peanut oil, red curry and sambal over med. heat for a few minutes.
  • Add the chicken and cook through.
  • Add coconut milk, fish sauce, brown sugar and peanut butter.
  • Simmer about 10 minutes.
  • Serve over steamed Jasmine rice.
  • Top with fresh lime juice and crushed peanuts.
  • Tip: If you are worried about the heat, just add half of the curry and sambal in the first step. Try it after everything has been added and if it's not spicy enough you can then add more curry. If then you want it more spicy you can add more sambal, the sambal is more spicy than the curry.

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  4. Neesa R.
    Amazing! I discovered this recipe back in 2012 and I’ve been making it ever since. As written, it’s a wonderful recipe that’s flavorful and easy. I always believe that a recipe should be reviewed as is before tweaking it. So that being said, here are all the changes I made after trying this already great recipe (to my preferences) added in an extra tbsp of the curry and sambal. After sautéing it I added garlic, onion, ginger, snow peas, and shiitake mushrooms. Used light coconut milk (makes it less rich) less fish sauce, and add sriracha. and along with the lime and peanuts I topped with green onions and cilantro! This recipe is even great with tofu. I’m making again with chicken thighs tomorrow. Thanks so much for the great recipe! It’s warm, spicy and creamy, and super easy to make!
  5. Francesca F.
    This is by far my favorite recipe!!!!! Thank you! We've made it multiple times and love it!!!



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