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Red Curry

This Thai Red Curry is full of tender chicken and green beans that are simmered in a creamy, spicy, and flavorful coconut milk sauce. Served over rice for a quick and easy dinner!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken breast, red curry paste, spicy
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 466kcal
Author: Jennifer Debth


  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 large yellow onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste
  • 1 (4 oz) jar red curry paste
  • 2 (15 oz) cans coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter use the all-natural “just nuts” variety
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2 inch cubes
  • 1 (12 oz) bag frozen green beans *
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice plus more for serving, if desired
  • Rice, cilantro, and crushed peanuts for serving


  • Melt coconut oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Once hot, add in onion, garlic, and ginger.
  • Sauté for 3 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Stir in curry paste and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring frequently.
  • Add in coconut milk, peanut butter, brown sugar, fish sauce, soy sauce, turmeric, and red pepper flakes.
  • Bring to a simmer, stirring regularly, over medium heat.
  • Once simmering, stir in chicken and green beans.
  • Simmer, covered, until chicken is cooked, about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent burning.
  • Stir in lime juice, then taste and re-season, if necessary.
  • Serve over rice and sprinkle with cilantro and crushed peanuts!
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*Find a variety that cooks in about 10 minutes, which is about how long the chicken takes
Nutrition information does not include rice, cilantro, or peanuts.


Serving: 1person | Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 48mg | Sodium: 1860mg | Potassium: 642mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 3440IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 3mg