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Quick and Easy Chicken Coconut Curry
Prep Time
35 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This quick and easy chicken coconut curry is outrageously delicious, comes together in less than 45 minutes and tastes like it's been simmering all day!
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai-inspired
Keyword: chicken coconut curry, easy chicken coconut curry, easy chicken curry
Servings: 6
Calories: 379 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
For the chicken:
  • 1 egg white
  • 2 teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ pounds skinless boneless chicken breasts, cut width-wise into ¼-inch slices, about 3 medium-size chicken breasts
For the curry sauce:
  • 4 garlic cloves finely minced
  • ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger or ginger paste
  • 1 ½ tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup coconut milk I use full fat
  • ½ cup chicken broth
For the veggies and garnish:
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen baby peas thawed
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces thin French-style green beans also called (Haricots Verts)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • cup roasted salted cashews
  • fresh basil leaves optional
  1. Combine the egg white, rice vinegar, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon olive oil in a medium-size bowl. Add the sliced chicken and mix to coat all of the chicken with the egg white mixture. Set aside for 15 minutes while preparing the sauce.
  2. Combine garlic, soy sauce, olive oil, curry paste, ginger, brown sugar and turmeric in a small bowl. Set aside.

  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat in a medium-size sauté pan. Add the prepared curry-spice mixture and cook, stirring constantly for about 30 seconds until the color deepens a bit and the mixture is very fragrant.
  4. Add the coconut milk and chicken broth and bring to a simmer, stirring constantly. Simmer for 5 minutes, stirring frequently, then add the chicken and stir to separate the slices. Return the sauce to a full simmer, then cover and turn off the heat. Allow the chicken to sit, covered (don’t peek!), for 5 minutes while preparing the beans.
  5. Place the thawed peas in a strainer and set aside to drain.
  6. Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium-large skillet over medium heat. Add the beans and cook, tossing often, until beans are bright green and just beginning to char in a few spots, about 2 minutes. Add the drained peas and cook for another 30 seconds, just until the peas are warmed through.
  7. Transfer chicken and sauce to a large serving platter. Top with the vegetables.
  8. Garnish with cashew halves and fresh basil leaves (if desired).
Recipe Notes

See Café Notes (above in post) for more detailed instructions and tips.

Inspired by Bon Appétit

Nutrition Facts
Quick and Easy Chicken Coconut Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 379 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 739mg32%
Potassium 629mg18%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1026IU21%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.