Chicken Massaman Curry


This massaman curry recipe, flavored with tamarind and coconut milk, is ready in under an hour. Serve over plain white rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 3 tablespoons curry paste

  • 1 (3/4 inch thick) slice ginger, minced

  • 1 ¼ pounds skinless, boneless chicken breast meat - cubed

  • cup peanut butter

  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 3 tablespoons tamarind paste

  • 3 cups peeled, cubed potatoes

  • 1 (13.5 ounce) can coconut milk

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice


  1. Heat vegetable oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in curry paste and minced ginger; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add in cubed chicken, and cook until the pieces turn white on the outside, about 3 minutes.

  2. Mix in peanut butter, brown sugar, fish sauce, and tamarind paste, stirring to combine. Add potatoes and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the potatoes are tender and the chicken pieces are no longer pink in the center, about 20 minutes.

  3. Add lime juice and cook for an additional 5 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

690 Calories
41g Fat
47g Carbs
38g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 690
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 53%
Saturated Fat 22g 112%
Cholesterol 73mg 24%
Sodium 1221mg 53%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 38g
Vitamin C 28mg 138%
Calcium 75mg 6%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1140mg 24%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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