Thai Green Coconut Chicken Curry {Recipe}

I absolutely love a good green curry. Some of my fondest memories of green curry is when I was pregnant with Oli & my hot Sunday morning craving for curry could only be stilled by the Green Beef Curry at the Good Luck Club in Illovo. Last year some time, I came across this recipe (by Miss Lucky Pony) & I have made it about five times since. It is a true crowd pleaser.

I am so in love with it, it is not even funny! The flavours are just yummm & that’s why I’m spreading the love.


Thai Green-Coconut Chicken Curry, serves 4

Ingredients for the green curry paste:

1 T coriander seeds

1 T cumin seeds

1/4 t white pepper

1 t turmeric

2 x roughly chopped green chilies

2 x cloves garlic, crushed

1 x stalk lemongrass, chopped

1 t shrimp paste (or 2 x T fish sauce)

2 x 1 T grated ginger

4 x limes leaves (or the rind of a lime)

1 x finely chopped red onion

1 1/2 x cups roughly chopped coriander

2 x limes, juiced

Ingredients for the rest:

2 x T peanut oil

5 x chicken breasts, cubed

1 x 400ml tin of coconut milk

1/2 tin of coconut cream

2 x T fish sauce

1 x T grated palm sugar (or regular sugar)

1 x bruised lemongrass stalk

2 x T lemon juice

Medium egg noodles – cook according to instructions on the packaging OR Jasmine rice

To garnish:

Basil leaves


Chunks of coconut, grated

To make the curry paste, heat a small pan over a medium heat. Add the coriander seeds, cumin seeds, white pepper & turmeric. Toast for 2 minutes. Transfer to a food processor then add all the remaining ingredients & blend until smooth. Easy peasy.

Heat the peanut oil in a large pan over a high heat & brown the chicken, then remove from the pan.

Reduce the heat & add the curry paste. Cook for 1 minute or until fragrant. Add the chicken cubes, coconut milk, coconut cream, fish sauce, palm sugar, lemon grass & lime juice. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Serve the curry with the noodles (or jasmine rice). Garnish with basil, chilies & grated coconut.


Thank you for this gorgeous recipe, Angie. It is a mouth-watering winner!

Yolandi ♥

1 Comment on Thai Green Coconut Chicken Curry {Recipe}

  1. Catherine Smit
    February 23, 2017 at 1:44 pm (11 months ago)

    How about inviting me to dinner?


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