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.
Nutrition per serving may change if servings are adjusted.
2 cups water
1 cup basmati or jasmine rice
2 tablespoons Thai yellow curry paste
2 tablespoons peanut oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces
4 cups green beans, trimmed and halved (about 12 ounces)
1 medium yellow onion, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 (15 ounce) can unsweetened coconut milk
1 tablespoon fish sauce
¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro
¼ cup chopped, unsalted dry-roasted peanuts
1 lime, quartered
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.
644 calories;35 g fat(18 g sat); 5 g fiber; 54 g carbohydrates; 27 g protein; 69 mcg folate; 104 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 1,720 IU vitamin A; 57 mg vitamin C; 69 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 815 mg sodium; 619 mg potassium
Vitamin C (95% daily value), Vitamin A (34% dv)
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!