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Red chicken curry recipe

Red chicken curry recipe

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This fiery, warming Thai curry has everything you need for a cosy night in. Ready in just 20 minutes, tender chicken breast meets creamy coconut, aromatic soy and fresh pak choi in this authentic Thai curry recipe. Serve with lime wedges to lend the dish a vibrant acidity. See method

  • Serves 2
  • 20 mins
  • 686 calories / serving
  • Freezable
  • Dairy-free


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Thai red curry paste
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 1 small onion, finely sliced
  • 100g fine green beans, trimmed and halved
  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 2 baby pak choi, leaves separated
  • 300ml reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 1 tsp soy sauce or fish sauce
  • handful coriander leaves, finely chopped
  • 160g basmati rice
  • lime wedges, to serve
Basmati rice can always be swapped for long-grain

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    22g 31%
  • Saturates

    12g 58%
  • Sugars

    7g 8%
  • Salt

    2g 34%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 78.8g Protein 47g Fibre 5.2g


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Add the curry paste and cook, stirring, for 1 min. Stir in the chicken and onion, cook for 3 mins, then add the beans and stock. Simmer for 3 mins, then add the pak choi leaves.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk, then reduce the heat a little and simmer for 3 mins, or until the chicken is cooked through with no pink meat showing. Stir through the soy or fish sauce and scatter over the coriander.
  3. Meanwhile, put the rice in a pan with 320ml salted cold water. Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 10 mins. Remove from the heat and set aside for 5 mins, covered. Serve the rice with the curry and lime wedges for squeezing over.

Tip: Stir in some cooked sweet potato chunks with the coriander.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

Cook as instructed and allow to cool completely. Then transfer to an airtight, freezer-safe container, seal and freeze for up to 1-3 months. To serve, defrost thoroughly in the fridge overnight before reheating. To reheat and serve, place on medium heat, stirring occasionally until the dish is heated through.

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