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Green Curry – delicious and easy Thai green curry with chicken in rich coconut curry sauce. Homemade and authentic, this recipes takes 20 mins and much better than restaurants!

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Green Curry – delicious and easy green curry with chicken. Making green curry is so easy and takes only 20 min and much cheaper than eating out.

Green Curry with chicken in a bowl.

Thai Green Curry Recipe

Green Curry (Gang Kiew Wan) is one of my favorite Thai recipes.

It’s spicy, aromatic, sweet and savory at the same time. Thai green curry is so delicious, specially when served with steaming white rice.

Green curry with chicken breast ready to serve.

What is Green Curry?

If you love Thai food, I am sure you know Thai curries, named after the color of the curry paste used to make the curry, for examples: red curry and yellow curry.

There are also Panang curry, Jungle curry, Massamam curry, etc.

Green curry paste in a can.

The Ingredients for Green Curry Paste

The green color in the curry paste from fresh green chilies, hence the name green curry.

Here are the complete list of ingredients:

Fresh green chilies
Cilantro roots or stems (not the leaves
Garlic
Shallots
Lemongrass
Galangal
Coriander
Cumin
Shrimp paste
Kaffir lime skin and leaves

Curry paste is traditionally made by pounding the ingredients in a stone mortar and pestle until all ingredients become a fine texture.

I usually use instant curry paste from Asian stores, for example: Maesri brand Green Curry Paste.

You can make very good, authentic and absolutely delicious curries using store-bought curry paste.

The secret is to balance the flavors—it has to be spicy, rich and creamy (from the coconut milk), savory (from the fish sauce) and sweet (from palm sugar or sugar).

Sweet, sour, salty and spicy are the four pillars of Thai cuisine. Once you master the perfect balance, you can make just about any Thai food at home!

Easy homemade authentic Thai green curry on top of white rice ready to serve.

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Green Curry vs. Red Curry

What is the difference between red and green curry?

Other than the color, the difference is the main ingredient used in the curry paste. Red curry uses dried red chilies, hence the red color.

Top down view of green curry chicken with green curry sauce.

How Do You Make Thai Green Curry Chicken?

Homemade green curry recipe is so easy to make and takes about 15-20 minutes from prep to dinner table.

Here are the list of ingredients you’ll need:

Chicken – you can use skinless and boneless chicken breasts or chicken thighs
Thai round egg plant is a key ingredient in authentic green curry.

Image from Etsy.

Thai eggplant. In Thailand, green curry is made with these eggplants, which come in the green color variety and purple color variety. They are small like ping pong balls; they are halved or quartered and cooked in the curry. However, they are not commercially available in the US, unless you grow the tree. As a substitute, most Thai restaurants here use bamboo shoots and my recipe is just exactly like that you get in Thai restaurants.
Coconut milk
Fish sauce
Fresh red chilies
Kaffir lime leaves
Thai basil leaves

First, saute the curry paste and then add the chicken. Add the coconut milk, water, bamboo shoots, and all the seasoning ingredients. Cook until the chicken becomes tender and the green curry sauce is slightly thickened.

Easy green curry and green curry soup on a spoon.

How Many Calories Per Serving?

This recipe is only 388 calories per serving.

What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?

This meal is best served with steamed rice, preferably Thai rice. For a wholesome meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.

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Green Curry Recipe


Servings 2 people


Prep Time 5 minutes


Cook Time 15 minutes


Total Time 20 minutes

Green Curry – delicious and easy Thai green curry with chicken in rich coconut curry sauce. Homemade and authentic, this recipes takes 20 mins and much better than restaurants.

Ingredients


1 1/2
tablespoons
oil


2
tbsp
green curry paste, Maesri brand preferred


8
oz
chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces


1/2
cup
coconut milk


1/2
cup
water


4
oz
bamboo shoot


5
kaffir lime leaves
, lightly bruised


2
red chilies, cut into thick strips


1
tablespoon
fish sauce


1
tablespoon
sugar or palm sugar (preferred)


1/4
cup
Thai basil leaves

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Directions

1

Heat up a pot over medium heat and add the oil. Saute the green curry paste until aromatic, add the chicken and stir to combine well with the curry paste. Add the coconut milk and water and bring it to a quick boil.



2

Add the bamboo shoots, kaffir lime leaves, and red chilies. Lower the heat to simmer, cover the pot and let simmer for 10 minutes or until the curry slightly thickens.



3

Add the fish sauce, sugar, and basil leaves. Stir to mix well. Turn off the heat and serve immediately with steamed rice.


Nutrition Facts

Green Curry Recipe

Amount Per Serving (2 people)

Calories 388
Calories from Fat 243

% Daily Value*

Fat 27g42%

Saturated Fat 13g81%

Cholesterol 73mg24%

Sodium 857mg37%

Potassium 760mg22%

Carbohydrates 15g5%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 11g12%

Protein 28g56%

Vitamin A 2985IU60%

Vitamin C 69mg84%

Calcium 48mg5%

Iron 3.4mg19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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