Thai Green Chicken Curry

Ready in just 30 minutes  

Thai Green Chicken Curry


½ pound small white potatoes, halved if large

¼ pound green beans, trimmed

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 large cloves garlic, minced

1” piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced

1-2 tablespoons green curry paste

15 oz can coconut milk (not ‘light’)

2-3 teaspoons fish sauce

1-2 teaspoons brown sugar

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, chopped

Zest from ½ lime

Lime juice to taste

Kosher or sea salt to taste

Small handful of fresh cilantro

Cooked rice for serving


1)     Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and carefully place the potatoes in. Bring back to a boil and cook for 6 minutes then add in green beans, bring back to a boil and cook for 3 minutes longer. Drain and set aside.

2)     Place oil into a large soup pot and set over medium heat. Add in garlic and ginger and cook until the aromatics are fragrant (about a minute). Add in curry paste and coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Cook for three minutes then add in fish sauce, brown sugar and stir until sugar is dissolved.

3)     Add in chicken thigh meat, keep the curry at a simmer and cook until chicken is just cooked through—about 7 minutes.

4)     Add in potatoes and green beans and allow to warm through then finish with lime zest, lime juice and salt to taste and fresh cilantro. Serve with rice.

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