Thai Chicken Coconut Curry

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  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (olive oil may be substituted)
  • 1 vidalia onion (or yellow onion, diced small)
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast (diced into bite-sized pieces)
  • 3 cloves garlic (finely minced or pressed)
  • 3 teaspoons ground ginger (or 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, finely chopped)
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 13 ounces coconut milk (I used lite; full-fat will deliver a richer/thicker result)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded carrots
  • 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (or to taste, curry powder may be substituted, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (or to taste)
  • 3 cups fresh spinach leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar (optional and to taste)
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro (finely chopped for garnishing (basil may be substituted))
  • rice (quinoa, or naan, optional for serving)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium22% DV530mg
    Fat37% DV24g
    Protein35% DV18g
    Carbs5% DV16g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories340Calories from Fat220
    Total Fat24g37%
    Saturated Fat20g100%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat220
    Total Carbohydrate16g5%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A120%
    Vitamin C20%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    CunningSousChef a day ago
    Easy & delicious! I went heavier on the red paste as we prefer on the spicy side. Served with rice. Wonderful dish.
    Charis McCoy a day ago
    Delicious!! Will definitely make it again.
    Danielle Downs a day ago
    Alright, I've actually never had curry before but I was about 400 Calories short last night saw this and decided I was gonna make it. This was the most delicious tmdishbI have ever tasted honestly. I added some red pepper flakes cumin and tumeric and it was just great. Sweet when you bit into it then you got the spice. I will be making this again!!
    Linda E. 3 days ago
    I made several changes to this recipe but the base ingredients and directions were followed. I doubled the coconut milk because I added broccoli florets, yellow bell pepper, and more chicken. Really good and quick for weekday dinner. I served with sticky rice. Will make again!
    Nicholas Correia 3 days ago
    This is hands down the best recipe I’ve ever come across. It’s addictive. My partner and I can’t get enough of it.
    Irma Gudaite 5 days ago
    Very tasty. I did it quite spicy. Loved it
    Justin Deye 6 days ago
    Good. recommend adding more coconut milk.
    Cassaundra K. 7 days ago
    great.. family love it..
    Tara Freeman 8 days ago
    I shouldve doubled the recipe. It was so good that my kids ate seconds. And I likes the ingredients used because I can use the leftover ingredient for a curry dish as well
    Edwin Dalorzo 8 days ago
    I love this recipe. It is very simple, so simple I was reluctant to try at the beginning, but the resulting curry was very flavorful. My wife and I particularly liked the sweetness of the sugar. I used about 1 tablespoon and I believe more than that would be too much. I had to substitute spinach for kale and served it with brown rice and tomatoes. Everyone at home had a second plate of it and by the end of the night the saucepan was empty. Total success, we’ll definitely repeat this recipe again.
    Maria Rodero 9 days ago
    I just made this curry and it’s simple delicious! I didn’t want to buy the huge coconut oil jar so I used olive oil and I also used fish sauce instead of salt and didn’t need any sugar to balance it out. Serving it with wild rice. Can’t wait to tuck in!😋
    Julie 10 days ago
    So full of flavor and quick and easy to prepare
    Danielle Mangram 13 days ago
    This was so good!!! I added 2 chicken breast’s and also shredded zucchini and asparagus and a little extra coconut milk the Thai brand and cooked jasmine rice with it snd my goodness this is and amazing recipe!!!!!!!!
    Lita P. 14 days ago
    Definitely going for round two on this one!!! Make sure to add more salt next time
    Mickey G. 20 days ago
    I used almond milk since I didn't have any coconut milk and it turned out great
    Sheyna N. 21 days ago
    Very good!! I used 3 breasts which ended up being perfect.
    It was delicious! I don’t understand why it only calls for one chicken breast I added three (they were small) but would definitely add more chicken I also added two cans of coconut milk, extra spinach and shredded carrots I also made rice noodles! It was so good! There aren’t many restaurants where we moved to and now I can get Thai do by making it myself!
    Suzanne Unks a month ago
    Very good! Could be spicier but was a winner with my dinner people will make again for sure!
    Lisa K. a month ago
    Great! I added another can of coconut milk. I also added cauliflower and some asparagus that I wanted to use up. I added a splash of fish sauce for a dash of authentic saltiness. Great recipe that can stand on its own as-is, or can be easily adapted to suit personal tastes. My gluten/dairy sensitive daughter loved it. I used full fat coconut milk and left out starches so it fit my keto diet.
    Brandon Huerta a month ago
    Really good and tasty, definitely recommend making this 🤤.
    Amber a month ago
    🤤🤤🤤🤤so good hubby loved
    Fiona Gullery a month ago
    Was very tasty. Good comments from the family!
    Jackie a month ago
    So so good! Had this with rice and naan
    Alexander Brookins a month ago
    Awesome!! We added more chicken (about double the amount) to give it some more substance, but the flavor was spot on! Don't worry if there's a lot of liquid for a while, by the end ours cooked down a bunch. The brown sugar was great, I tried it before and it was a pretty harsh level of spicy (I like things super spicy, but the person I was cooking with has a more moderate palate), the sugar made it even out a lot. I kind of want to try this subbing in kale for the spinach!
    Todd Simmons a month ago
    Loved it substituted pineapple for brown sugar
    Kelli a month ago
    This is my favorite recipe I've made from this app. I used coconut oil, fresh ginger, but left off the cilantro garnish (because I forgot). I added red pepper flakes for heat and will probably add more veggies next time. Served with basmati rice. So good!
    Hello Princess a month ago
    Amazing paired with roti
    Pedro Paes 2 months ago
    In lack of curry paste, curry powder worked fine
    Giorgia Zaupa 2 months ago
    Very good!! I only didn't put coriander because I don't like it.
    justin 2 months ago
    was simple but nice turned out good