Green Thai Chicken Curry

Delicious Thai curry with homemade Green Thai Curry Paste, perfect with Jasmine Rice.
Stylish Green Thai Curry

Estimated reading time: 2 minutes


The problem with shop bought green curry pastes is that if they’re good, they’re usually too spicy and if the heat is ok, the taste just isn’t quite right! So, I prefer to make my own! The Green Thai Curry is my kids’ favourite curry!

In Thai curries, you tend to “sauté” the paste ingredients in coconut milk rather than oil.

When making any chicken curries/stews, I like to mix boneless chicken breasts with boned thighs and/or legs. While chicken breast meat is preferred by many, to me, the depth of flavour comes from the darker meats and more importantly, the bones.

You can make this with a good shop bought paste or if you’d like a hand at making the Green Thai curry paste itself, click here for the recipe.

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Green Thai Chicken Curry

Delicious Thai curry with homemade Green Thai Curry Paste, perfect with Jasmine Rice.
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Course: Main Course, Main Course with Bread or Rice
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken, curry, thai
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 552kcal
Author: Azlin Bloor


  • 500 g chicken diced into cubes
  • 3 Tbsp green Thai curry paste
  • 1 x 400 ml can of coconut milk I’ve used reduced fat before & it tasted just fine, as in pic
  • ½ aubergine quartered ( or about 5-6 of the round baby ones if you can get them)
  • 1-2 Tbsp fish sauce to taste
  • 4 fresh/dried kaffir lime leaves
  • ½ Tbsp palm sugar
  • a couple of sprigs of Thai basil or fresh coriander leaves for garnishing
  • 1 fresh green chilli sliced diagonally, for garnishing


  • Don’t shake the coconut can and you’ll have the cream at the top as you open it. Scoop out about two thirds of the cream into a medium sized saucepan on medium heat. Don’t worry if the milk didn’t separate, just pour half into the saucepan.
  • Add the green curry paste and mix well. Keep stirring to prevent the bottom from catching, lower the heat if you have to. The idea here is to keep doing this until the oil from the coconut milk separates.
  • Now add the chicken pieces, stir to coat. Keep stirring for a few minutes, to keep it from burning/catching, for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the aubergines, stir to coat and the rest of the coconut milk, half the fish sauce and palm sugar.
  • Leave to simmer, uncovered, until the chicken is cooked through, for about 30 – 45 minutes, thighs and legs will take longer, breast meat will only need 20 – 30 minutes.
  • Add the lime leaves, check the seasoning, add more fish sauce if not salty enough.
  • Add the slices of green chilli (go easy, I only add 3-4) and give it a stir. The green chilli slices impart a freshness to the curry.
  • Serve hot, garnished with Thai basil or coriander leaves with Jasmine rice and Spicy Prawn Crackers.


Cheat’s Version
Exactly the same, just with shop bought paste, probably easier, as one vital ingredient for the paste, kaffir lime, isn’t always easy to find.
Just use any type of seafood to in place of the chicken. Obviously, cooking time is going to be reduced.
Vegetarian option – best vegetables to use are aubergines, courgettes, french/green beans, potatoes, baby corn but I guess, you can use whatever you prefer.
If you would like more sauce in your curry, add a little water and adjust seasoning accordingly.


Serving: 2 | Calories: 552kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 30g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 114mg | Sodium: 633mg | Potassium: 717mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1755IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 6mg
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4 thoughts on “Green Thai Chicken Curry”

  1. Delicious curry! I have the same query, Is there a substitute for Kaffir lime leaves. Thank you.

    1. Hi Anitha, thank you. There is no substitute for Kaffir lime leaves. If you can’t get hold of them, leave them out, and finish the curry with some chopped coriander leaves (cilantro).

  2. I wanted to make my own thai curry paste but do not know, what to substitute Kaffir lime leaves.

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