If you're looking for a basic Thai green 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.

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Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a medium 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.

  • 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 juice to the pan and cook until heated through, about 2 minutes more. Remove from heat and stir in basil and lime juice.


Refrigerate leftover coconut milk for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months. It will appear separated when thawed; simply mix until smooth.

Nutrition Facts

376 calories; protein 24.6g; carbohydrates 21.1g; dietary fiber 3.5g; sugars 6.1g; fat 21.7g; saturated fat 8.4g; cholesterol 104.1mg; vitamin a iu 11463.4IU; vitamin c 30.6mg; folate 56.4mcg; calcium 102.8mg; iron 2.6mg; magnesium 49.4mg; potassium 678.1mg; sodium 623.8mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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BF loved it This makes a great weeknight meal. It takes bit longer to get all the ingredients prepped but it's not too bad. BF loved it. We added WAY more Thai Green Curry sauce because we love it spicy! Pros: really easy to make Cons: take a little long to prep Read More