Thai Green Chicken Curry

Do you know someone with an irrational fear? B has a phobia of bell peppers. Apparently, green ones are the most frightful.
Thai food is one of my favorite cuisines and I'm always trying to recreate the bold restaurant flavors. I had a lot of vegetables which I really needed to use up, so this green curry was a perfect option.
Red bell peppers are slightly more acceptable to B; he'll pass the red peppers to me, but he will eat the rest at least (if I cook with green peppers, he'll avoid the whole dish together).
I do like thinner curry than the typical restaurant curries, but finding the right texture is always tricky. I have listed here how I cooked it, after doing more research, apparently, it's better to cook the curry separate from vegetables to avoid extra water diluting the curry. Also, you can try use the thicker part of the coconut milk or even use coconut cream for richness. 
Loosely adapted from BBC. While curry paste from scratch is of course the most authentic, using premade curry paste from the store works when you're busy, craving thai food, and have a hangry husband with bell pepper phobia.


Thai Green Chicken Curry


Ingredients
1 tbsp vegetable oil
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tbsp Thai green curry paste
1/2 onion, sliced
4-6 boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, sliced
1 (400ml) can coconut milk
green beans, trimmed
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1/2 eggplant
1/2 jalapeno or thai chilis (optional)
1/2 lime, juice and zest
good handful of basil leaves and cilantro
rice, to serve

Directions
In a wok or large pan, heat the oil, and stir the garlic, curry paste, and onions for a few seconds to release all the flavors. Add the pieces of chicken, green beans, red bell pepper, eggplant and stir fry. Pour in the coconut milk and let it come to a bubble. Add the thai chili, lime juice and zest. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook, covered, until the chicken is cooked. Once done, add basil and cilantro. Serve immediately with cooked rice, garnished with basil leaves and cilantro.

27 comments

  1. Curry is such a perfect weeknight food. Over the top tasty, but not that hard to make!

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    1. It can be tricky to find the perfect curry paste, but once you do, you're set!

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  2. This looks so fresh and yummy! And your husband sounds hilarious :)

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  3. how curious! i don't think i know anyone who dislikes peppers, but to each his own. i actually haven't ever had a curry dish that i liked, so i definitely can't be judgmental! :)

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    1. Curry is how I judge a Thai restaurant, so I'm just a little judgemental ;)

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  4. This looks delicious and perfect to add in rotation for a weeknight.

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  5. Looks delicious. Would love to try this with tofu. My husband would love it.

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  6. Thai food is one of my favorites too! And when I can make it at home...even better. Love this recipe and all the fresh ingredient possibilities. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. My curries aren't still the level of restaurant tastiness but it's a work in progress. I guess they put a ton of msg and sodium haha

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  7. Looks so delicious! Thai food is just some of the best x

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  8. This looks like a great recipe to try! My daughter is a very picky eater so it's difficult finding meals the entire family will enjoy.

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    1. You can switch up the vegetables so it's more to her taste too - this is a flexible recipe

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  9. Love green curry! Can't wait to try this recipe out!

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  10. I also have a strange aversion to bell peppers but I love them in green thai curry! Never thought about making it myself - thanks for sharing!

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    1. Haha - you and my husband are pepper phobe buddies

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  11. I am lucky my husband pretty much has the same opinions about food as I do! We joke that if either of us did not like blue cheese it would be a deal breaker :D This looks amazing, I have been trying to get more so on the curry wagon lately. I will have to try it out!

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    1. My husband inhales blue cheese, while I tend to avoid it. Sometimes he shakes his head and wonders how we got married haha

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  12. This looks delicious! I'll have to try making it this weekend.

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  13. I gotta say, I kinda agree with B on the green peppers. But red peppers are the best! Delicious looking recipe, as usual!

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    1. B thinks red peppers are marginally better than green (but peppers nonetheless)

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