Thai Chicken Curry

By Elizabeth Carpenter

by ebogacki

nutritionist largo Florida

Serves: 4


2 cups water
1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
2 tbs. Thai curry paste
2 tbs. peanut oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups green beans, trimmed and halved (about 12 ounces)
1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces

1 (15 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk

1 tbs. fish sauce

¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro

¼ cup chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1 lime, quartered 


1.) Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

2.) Meanwhile, whisk curry paste and oil in a large pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until it sizzles, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

3.) Add green beans, onion, bell pepper, coconut milk and fish sauce. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

4.) Serve the curry over the rice, topped with cilantro, peanuts and lime wedges.

Serving Suggestions:

Serve along with rice and green beans.