My favourite Thai Chicken Green Curry

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This recipe is from a small book called Hot and Spicy Floyd (Penguin 60s), by Keith Floyd. It was part of the Penguin 60s collection, called that because they were only 60p each. It has some of my favourite curry recipes in it. All easy to make. The book was a gift from my old pal Woody on my 22nd birthday.

For 4 people:

2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
600g of boneless chicken breasts, sliced thin
450ml thick coconut milk
2 medium green chilli peppers, seeded and chopped (leave the seeds in if you like it spicier)
2 tablespoons of green curry paste
2 blade of lemon grass, bruised and finely chopped
2 tablespoons corainder leaves, chopped (I first cooked this with coriander powder – fresh coriander really is essential, don’t bother with powder)
1 tablespoon basil leaves chopped
1 tablespoon of fish sauce
salt and freshly ground black pepper

To make it, just cook the chicken in a pan for a few minutes (with the oil) until sealed. That means white, Chuck in most of the cocobut milk and all the chilles, green curry paste and lemon grass. Bring it to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer gently for 15-20 minutes. Add the coriander, basil (you can use mint instead too) and fish sauce. Stir in the remaining coconut mil and bubble for about 5 minutes. Taste it, add salt and pepper if required. Serve it up with plain bolied rice and garnish with corainder leaves.

Easy and delicious. To make spicier add more chillies.


  • Thank you, very interesting. I was born in Thailand in 1980 but my mother and I fled and came here in Britain. Truthfully, I didnt really care much about my Thai heritage until my mother died recently, now I’ve been trying to discover as much as I can. Seemed like cuisine was as good a place as any to start from! Anyway, I found a ton of thai food recipes here that other readers might be interested in too.

  • Thanks, thats very useful stuff to know! I must admit to being a bit hopeless in the kitchen, but I’m trying my best to learn. Admitting iis the first step right!? I promised to cook something for my wife this weekend for the first time – very exciting! I found some really simple recipe at this site, seems to be designed exactly for me, which is perfect! Anyway, thanks for your tips, I’ll be sure to bookmark this site to read more later.

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