Thai chicken curry

Thai Red Curry

The Home Cook's Kitchen
This thai red curry packs a punch, combining flavours from all corners of your mouth, the salt, the sweet, the sour and the spice. This curry is guaranteed to knocked your socks off! Keep milk on standby if you over do the chilli!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Servings 2 people
Calories 1275 kcal


  • 4 chicken thighs sliced into thin pieces
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste just store bought, or you can make your own!
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 fresh Kaffir lime leaves me leaves removed from the stem rolled and chopped OR sub with 2 tsp of lime zest and the juice of a whole lime if you can't find the leaves
  • 1 red chilli seeds removed and finely sliced (use according to taste preferences)
  • 14.5 oz can coconut cream or sub coconut milk but will be runnier
  • 2 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 tsp coconut sugar or sub palm sugar or cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup Thai basil or use regular basil if you cant get Thai basil
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper


  • Heat cocunut oil of high heat in a wok or large, deep frying pan if you dont have a wok.
  • Add curry paste, then chicken and stir for 2 minutes until chicken is seared, fragrant and changing colour.
  • Back off heat and add cocunut cream/milk. Stir until combined.
  • Add fish sauce, chilli, pepper and lime and cook for a couple of minutes.
  • Add coconut sugar, and taste to see if you have the balance right.
  • Simmer for long enough to ensure chicken is perfectly cooked and juicy. It should only take another 5-10 minutes if your pan is hot enough.
  • Add basil and stir.
  • Serve immediately over long grain white rice.


When in Thailand we were taught that all Thai food is about getting the sweet (palm or cocunut sugar), the sour (lime), the salty (fish sauce) and the spicy (chilli) elements all in a perfect balance. Make sure you keep tasting you curry as you add the ingredients!


Calories: 1275kcalCarbohydrates: 21gProtein: 45gFat: 116gSaturated Fat: 79gCholesterol: 221mgSodium: 663mgPotassium: 1203mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 2755IUVitamin C: 39.4mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 6.8mg
Keyword Chicken Curry, Red Curry, Thai Curry
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