Green Chicken Curry


If you're looking for a basic green Thai chicken curry recipe, start here. Green is the hottest type of curry paste; to take this chicken recipe down a notch, try red Thai curry paste (considered “medium” heat) or mild yellow curry paste. If you have a shellfish allergy, compare curry paste ingredient lists--some brands contain shrimp and some don't.

Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons canola oil

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, trimmed, cut into bite-size pieces

  • 1 bunch scallions, sliced

  • 1 medium sweet potato, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

  • 1 14-ounce can “lite” coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons Thai green, red or yellow curry paste

  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce

  • 3 cups sliced bok choy

  • 1 ½ cups halved green beans, fresh or frozen (thawed)

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and scallions and cook, stirring, until the chicken is no longer pink, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate with a slotted spoon.

  2. Add sweet potato to the pan and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add coconut milk, curry paste, fish sauce, bok choy and green beans; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring once or twice, until the vegetables are tender, 5 to 7 minutes. Return the chicken and any accumulated juices to the pan and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in basil and lime juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

360 Calories
20g Fat
20g Carbs
24g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size about 1 1/4 cups
Calories 360
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 24g 49%
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 104mg 35%
Vitamin A 11533IU 231%
Vitamin C 31mg 34%
Folate 57mcg 14%
Sodium 619mg 27%
Calcium 105mg 8%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 50mg 12%
Potassium 682mg 15%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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