Yellow Chicken Curry

"We have a Thai restaurant in town that makes the best yellow curry. I found they buy their curry paste at a local Asian market and that was the key to this recipe. A lot of curries have potatoes in them and you can certainly add it to this one but I prefer it with out. I serve with Naan flat bread to scoop it up with."
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  • In a stir fry pan mix 1 can coconut milk and the amount of curry you desire (start w/ half if you are unsure).
  • Then add other can of milk and heat till boiling.
  • Add the meat and continue to cook.
  • When the meat is about 1/2 way done add the carrots and water and cook till carrots are tender.
  • Add basil, pineapple, peas, and bamboo shoots and cook 2 more minutes.
  • Serve over rice, and garnish with chopped cashews if you desire.

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  1. cookingpenguin89
    To the person who is timid about the pineapple, the best yellow curries I have eaten have all had pineapple I promise it adds a balancing sweetness that complements the mixture of flavors I also slice onions and put them in at the same time as the carrots.
  2. RavenousRavenDesign
    I made this by omitting the peas and basil. Instead I used about 3-4 cups fresh spinach. I also added honey because I like just a little more sweet and spicy, although, the pineapple does a great job of adding that extra kick of sweetness. I find it good practice to coat the chicken in the curry paste and cook the chicken that way before adding any coconut milk. I had never tried curry before and this being my first curry meal I though it was amazing. I'm hooked to yellow curry :) and I will always use this as my base recipe. Thanks so much!
  3. gugg0007
    Instead of carrots, I used sweet potatoes for color. Delicious!
  4. Grimms Restaurant T
    I added a good 1/4 c. of honey to round out these flavors
  5. Lalaloob
    I agree with the other poster, there are not enough stars for this "perfect" Thai recipe. I am still a bit timid about the pineapple addition (have never eaten yellow chicken curry with pineapple), so I need your encouragement; other than that, this gets tremendous applause. Easy, great heat, terrific taste and with Jasmine rice, it's authentic. THANK YOU!!


  1. gugg0007
    Instead of carrots, I used sweet potatoes for color. Delicious!



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