Thai Green Curry With a Twist!

45 mins


Serves 2


PSST! there’s a reason it’s red!!

TIP: For juicy, chicken breast, poke holes in the raw meat with a sharp knife, add a little seasoning of your choice and marinate in the fridge while preparing the rest of your ingredients



1. Dice half an onion and set aside. Dice the chicken into desired bite sized pieces. Randomly stab holes into the chicken, as many holes as you like. Put the chicken in a bowl and sprinkle some (1 Tsp) salt on the chicken. Add your favourite seasoning (I use 1 crushed maggi cube, 1/2 (half) Tbsp veg oil and 1 crushed chicken stock cube).

2. Add in your diced half onion and using your hands or a spoon, mix the chicken with the spices until thoroughly combined. Cover the bowl with cling film (saran wrap for Americans!) and marinate in the fridge while you prepare the rest of your ingredients.  

TIP: I don’t time how long I marinate the chicken, I just take it out when I’m ready to cook it. This can range from 10 to 15 to 20 or even 45 minutes, it really doesn’t matter! It always turns out juicy!

3. Dice 1 onion. Heat 2 Tbsp vegetable oil in a pan on medium heat and add the diced onion. Fry for 30 seconds and then add the Thai green curry paste. Fry on medium 1 minute.

4. Add the blended mixture to the pan and keep frying until the mixture starts to dry up. If it looks like it’s starting to burn, turn the heat down.

5. Slowly stir in the coconut milk and combine. Cover the pan with a lid and allow to simmer on medium to low heat for 10 minutes. Stir occasionally. After 10 minutes, add in the dried basil and dried Kaffir lime leaf. Cover the lid again and simmer for another 3 minutes. 

6. Add in the marinated chicken and combine. You don’t have to add in the onion, just lift the chicken out of the bowl and add it to the stew with whatever ingredients stuck on it. 

7. Add the diced mushrooms and mange tout or green beans. Add in 1/2 (half) a cup of water and combine. Cover with the lid and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. 

TIP: Be careful not to overcook the chicken!

8. After 30 to 35 minutes your curry should be ready! Serve with rice or your favourite accompaniment! 

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  • Melanie Varey
    19/04/2019 at 7:16 am

    This sounds like an interesting twist and it is red!! Lots of great ingredients in here and super tips for getting the chicken tender.

    • giveitthyme
      19/04/2019 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you!

  • Simone
    19/04/2019 at 11:00 am

    Thanks for this recipe, it looks scrumptious… I’m a big fan of Thai food!

    • giveitthyme
      19/04/2019 at 4:33 pm

      Thank you!

  • Nicole|LilliesandLashes
    19/04/2019 at 1:28 pm

    This looks delicious!! Love the name of uour site too, btw 🙂

    • giveitthyme
      19/04/2019 at 4:32 pm

      thank you!

  • Katie
    23/04/2019 at 12:49 pm

    Wow this looks yum!!

  • Sarah-Marie Collins
    23/04/2019 at 1:39 pm

    I love your tips for keeping the chicken juicy. I’m definitely going to try this.

  • Josie - Me, Them and the Others
    23/04/2019 at 3:05 pm

    This sounds lovely, I love anything with coconut milk in it.

    • giveitthyme
      23/04/2019 at 3:52 pm


    • giveitthyme
      01/05/2019 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you!

  • Marna Altman
    23/04/2019 at 3:06 pm

    This looks so delicious. I eat soup nearly everyday for lunch. I cant wait to try this one!

    • giveitthyme
      23/04/2019 at 3:52 pm

      Thank you!

  • Jo | My Anxious Life
    23/04/2019 at 8:36 pm

    Yum! I love cooking at home! I’ll definitely try stabbing my chicken!

    • giveitthyme
      01/05/2019 at 11:18 pm

      Haha thanks!

  • Marta
    24/04/2019 at 2:15 am

    Looks delish! I need to try some new dishes because I feel like I have been making the same things over and over again. And this seems like a perfect dish to try 🙂

    • giveitthyme
      01/05/2019 at 11:18 pm

      Thank you!