Yellow curry paste is generally spicier than green but not as spicy as red, making it just right for this easy stir-fried chicken thigh recipe. Sizzling the curry paste in oil before making the curry gives it a boost in complexity.

Julia Clancy
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2018


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add rice, cover and reduce heat to low. Cook until the water is absorbed, about 20 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, whisk curry paste and oil in a large pot. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until it sizzles, 1 to 2 minutes. Add chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Add green beans, onion, bell pepper, coconut milk and fish sauce. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, and cook, covered, until the chicken is cooked through and the vegetables are tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Serve the curry over the rice, topped with cilantro, peanuts and lime wedges.

Nutrition Facts

644 calories; protein 27.4g; carbohydrates 54.1g; dietary fiber 5g; fat 35.1g; saturated fat 17.5g; cholesterol 104.1mg; vitamin a iu 1719.5IU; vitamin c 57.4mg; folate 68.9mcg; calcium 69.4mg; iron 2.8mg; magnesium 76.7mg; potassium 618.7mg; sodium 815.1mg.

Reviews (4)

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4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
We really liked this recipe. I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars because it is higher in calories and sodium. It was delicious but too high in sodium to make very often. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
My husband and I loved this recipe. I added extra yellow curry but everything else was as the recipe stated. Will make again for sure! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Made this for dinner tonight and we both LOVED IT! I have never had authentic Thai food before so I can't say if this was the real deal or not but nevertheless it was superb! Also easy to make. I live at 7200 ft. so it took about 17 minutes at the simmer stage. I served it with jasmine rice because I had some already cooked in the fridge. Definitely a keeper! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This Thai Curry is delicious and I will add this recipe to my favorites! It's good enough to serve to guests and easy to make! I use brown rice golden curry (no yellow was available in our store) and chicken breasts verses thighs. I had a cup of snow peas and it was a nice addition! Read More