Taste of Asia: Thai Chicken Curry Recipe

This winter we’re celebrating the bright, flavorful cuisine of Asia. Each week we’ll share some of our favorite Asian recipes, from curries to stir fries.

Stock up on these Asian pantry staples: rice, soy sauce, curry paste, sesame oil, fish sauce, rice vinegar, red chili flakes, and sesame seeds. And then get ready to take your taste buds on a culinary adventure to the Far East!

This week’s featured recipe:

Thai Chicken Curry

This simple one-pot curry recipe is packed with flavor—and antioxidants.  No need to figure out what sides you’re going to make, because this meal has it all in one dish.

Serves 4-6


  • 1 tbsp peanut or vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 2/3 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp palm or brown sugar
  • 8 oz smallest potatoes available (preferably new potatoes)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut in bite-sized chunks
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh Thai basil, chopped
  • 2 kaffir lime leaves, finely sliced, for garnish
  • 1-2 fresh Thai chilies, seeded and chopped, for garnish


Heat a wok or large skillet until hot, add oil, and stir-fry onion 3-4 minutes. Add the coconut milk and bring to a boil, stirring. Stir in curry paste, fish sauce, and sugar. Add the potatoes, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer gently for 20 minutes. Add the chicken, cover, and cook over low heat for 10-15 minutes longer until chicken and potatoes are tender. Stir in lime juice, chopped mint and basil. Serve immediately, garnished with kaffir lime leaves and chilies.

From “The Complete Wok and Stir-Fry Cookbook,” Linda Doeser, editor

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