Thai Chicken Curry Recipe

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Gabriella Modified: October 1, 2021
Thai Chicken Curry Recipe

How To Make Thai Chicken Curry

Filled with Thai spices, this chicken curry is slow-cooked for hours to allow the flavors to fully develop. Serve on top of rice for a truly hearty meal.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes



  • 1cancoconut milk,(14 oz)
  • ½cuplow-sodium chicken broth
  • 3tbspred curry paste,(such as Mae Ploy or Thai Kitchen)
  • 1tspbrown sugar
  • ½tspground coriander
  • ½tspground cumin
  • 1tbspginger,peeled and minced
  • 2tspgarlic,peeled and minced
  • salt
  • lbschicken breasts,boneless, skinless
  • cupscarrots,½-inch thick diced
  • ½smallyellow onion,thinly sliced
  • 1stalklemongrass,cut into 4 pieces, outer layer removed
  • 1largered bell pepper,cored and sliced into 2-inch strips
  • 2tbspcreamy peanut butter
  • 1tbspfresh lime juice
  • 1tbspfish sauce
  • ¼cupcilantro,chopped, divided
  • jasmine rice,Cooked, or brown rice, for serving
  • cupunsalted peanuts,chopped, for serving


  1. In a 5 to 7-quart slow cooker stir together coconut milk, chicken broth, red curry paste, brown sugar, coriander, cumin, ginger and garlic. Season lightly with salt.

  2. Add chicken, carrots and onions to slow cooker and submerge lemongrass in broth. Cover and cook on low heat for about 5 hours until chicken is cooked through and tender, while adding in bell pepper during the last 45 minutes of cooking.

  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker and let rest a few minutes then shred. Remove lemongrass if used. 

  4. Stir peanut butter, lime juice and fish sauce into mixture into slow cooker, then toss in chicken and half of the cilantro.

  5. Season with a little more salt to taste. Serve warm with rice, sprinkle with peanuts and remaining cilantro.


  • Calories: 550.18kcal
  • Fat: 39.73g
  • Saturated Fat: 21.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.15g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 10.39g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.47g
  • Carbohydrates: 16.27g
  • Fiber: 3.58g
  • Sugar: 5.52g
  • Protein: 36.18g
  • Cholesterol: 87.97mg
  • Sodium: 841.24mg
  • Calcium: 79.34mg
  • Potassium: 910.86mg
  • Iron: 5.68mg
  • Vitamin A: 400.76µg
  • Vitamin C: 48.46mg
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