Tuesday, 2 September 2008

Thai Green Chicken Curry

I've blogged about Thai green curry and Thai red curry before but both of those recipes used a store bought paste and I was really wanting to try making them without a pre made paste someday. I recently bought First Crack Your Egg, a fairly basic cookery book, but I thought it may encourage my hubby with a kitchen phobia to try some simple dishes. While looking through it I found a great recipe for thai green chicken curry and just had to try it.

I had added ginger to the recipe to add a little more flavour and texture to the dish and used only 1 small lime instead of 3 large ones. It was definitely tasty and not as complicated to make as I thought but this recipe tasted a little blander than I'm used to. I'll be trying it again sometime but adapting a little more.

This is my entry for Bookmarked Recipes (20).

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Serves 2


6 spring onions
2 large green chillis, deseeded
3 garlic cloves
1/2" ginger (My addition to the recipe)
2 tbsp vegetable oil
2 chicken breasts, diced
juice and zest of 1 small lime (original recipe calls for 3 large)
1 tsp ground kaffir lime
1 tsp ground lemongrass
1 tsbp fish sauce
400ml coconut milk
1 tbsp coriander leaf

1. Chop the spring onions. Blitz the chilli, garlic and ginger together in a mini blender or crush in a mortar and pestle.
2. Heat the vegetable oil in a wok. Add the spring onion and chili, garlic & ginger paste and stir so as not to burn. Cook for 1 minute.
3. Add the chicken and cook for 4 minutes or until sealed.
4. Stir in the lime and lemongrass, making sure it is well mixed.
5. Add the fish sauce and coconut milk. Stir well and leave to simmer for 10 minutes.
6. Mix in the coriander and cook for a further 2-3 minutes before serving with jasmine rice.


  1. I love Thai Green Curry. Ive also considered ubying the book for my hubby too! PerhapsI can get him to have a go at this recipe for me!

  2. Always want to make a Thai chicken curry, this look wonderful RUTH! Thanks by all your work with the rounup!! Gloria

  3. Ruth this looks delicious! really love curry of any sort :-)

  4. I have to live through everyone else's curry creations, because my husband isn't a curry fan. This sounds so delicious!

  5. Oh I love Thai Green Curry and yours looks so delicious!


  6. I love curry and Thai flavors! You really captured them here Ruth.

  7. Looks very delicious Ruth - nice to have a curry with the weather is coming cooler too :)

    Rosie x

  8. Beth, you should!!!! Get that man cooking!

    Thanks Gloria, hope you give this a go

    Hey Dell... what's not to love about curry?

    Deborah I'm so sorry!!!! I'll bet you get curry in a restaurant anytime you can though right?

    Thanks Maria, it was a delicious creamy curry, i think you'll like it

    Mr Orph what's not to love about Thai food, just full of fab flavours

    Very true Rosie - though I'm a curry fan any time of year!!!!

  9. Ruth, that looks really good. I love Thai curries and green is my favorite. Thanks for the recipe.

  10. You're welcome Greg! Hope you like it

    Thanks Priscilla! I'm working on taking better photos.

  11. Oooh I love Thai green curry Ruth...& yours looks great. I think I'll give this a go soon. YUM!!

  12. Let me know how it turns out Deeba

  13. Mmm I love green curry! I need to make some of this soon.


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