Our Best Thai Green Curry Recipes

Instant Pot Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken in a white bowl
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Thai green curry paste is made with aromatic ingredients like cilantro, lemongrass, garlic, and chillies, meaning cooking up a pot of green curry will fill your home with a lovely scent. You can make your own green curry paste at home or buy it from well-stocked grocery stores. Perfectly spicy, but with a hint of sweetness and plenty of creaminess, these Thai green curry recipes will add international flair to your dinner table. Try one of our flavorful recipes, ranging from chicken to tofu to prawns, for a bold meal.

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Thai Green Curry Chicken

Thai Green Curry Chicken
Terry Croshaw

Pan-fried chicken is simmered in a green curry sauce that's spiked with fish sauce, fresh ginger, and dark soy sauce. This method keeps the chicken super tender and moist.

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Green Curry Tofu

Green Curry Tofu on a white plate
Dorothy Mosquera

Plain tofu takes on a world of flavor with this easy green curry recipe. If you use a fish-free curry paste, this recipe is easily vegan, or you can mix it up with additional proteins like shrimp.

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Thai Green Curry with Chicken

Thai Green Curry with Chicken in a white bowl
Galen Dobbs

Each bite of this rich curry is packed with a world of flavors and textures from the chicken, bamboo shoots, baby corn, bell peppers, and Thai basil. "The vegetables aren't completely traditional, but they give the whole thing a good texture and variety," says recipe creator Galen Dobbs.

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Real Thai Green Curry Paste (Nam Prik Gen Kayo Wan)

Real Thai Green Curry Paste in a white bowl

Skip the pre-made paste and opt for this flavorful homemade option. "This is a green curry paste recipe from central Thailand that incorporates the Indian spices of the South and the fresh herbs from the North," says Wiley. "This recipe will make a bulk curry paste that will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator and make several batches of curry."

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Thai Green Curry

Thai Green Curry in a grey bowl

Hit on all your tastebuds with this delightfully bold Thai green curry. Fish sauce adds umami, brown sugar gives it a hint of sweetness, and a squeeze of lime creates zing.

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Thai Green Curry Prawns

Thai Green Curry Prawns in a white bowl

"I lived above a Thai restaurant for a year in Sydney and they made the best green curry I've ever tasted," says Lee Jackson. "I managed to persuade the chef to let me know how he made the curry. I've adapted it slightly to bring down the heat but it's still got a nice kick to it."

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Green Curry Thai for Kings

Green Curry Thai for Kings in a white bowl

Have a wow-worthy Thai meal on the table in under an hour with this easy recipe. The dish calls for chicken, but many reviewers had success swapping in proteins like pork, prawns, or tofu.

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Thai Green Curry Meatballs

Thai Green Curry Meatballs
France C

"Make a statement for dinner with the bold flavors of these Thai-inspired pork meatballs," says recipe creator France C. "I love Thai ingredients and decided to combine them together with pork to make these juicy meatballs that taste like they've been simmering for hours. Serve over rice or noodles and garnish with minced scallions."

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Instant Pot Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken

Instant Pot Thai-Style Green Curry Chicken in a white bowl

Get dinner on the table in no time with this easy Thai-inspired Instant Pot meal. Chicken thighs, snow peas, and red bell peppers swim in a spicy coconut sauce, just begging to be served over fluffy steamed rice.

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