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Chicken Panang Curry


"A red curry made with coconut milk. This goes well with chicken, beef, pork, or just veggies! For this recipe I used chicken, but adjust according to taste. Serve with sticky rice."
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35 m servings 537 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings

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  1. Heat a wok or large skillet over medium-low heat. Add curry paste; fry until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Pour in coconut milk. Bring to a slow boil. Stir in chicken, fish sauce, brown sugar, Thai seasoning, and garlic. Simmer until sauce starts to thicken and chicken is cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center of the chicken should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
  2. Stir red bell pepper into the wok; cook until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Add lemongrass and basil; stir to distribute flavors, about 1 minute.


  • Cook's Note:
  • You do not want to boil it so much that an orange oil appears on top; reduce the heat if this happens.
  • If you are scaling this recipe up or down, count on using 1 can of coconut milk for every 2 to 3 chicken breasts.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 537 calories; 46.6 g fat; 13.6 g carbohydrates; 28.3 g protein; 59 mg cholesterol; 695 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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6-30-2016 ~Fun and interesting to prepare as well as to eat, this was fairly outside of my comfort zone. Ingredients like red curry paste, coconut milk and lemongrass are relatively new for bot...

I added some extra chilies and a some eggplant. We loved it.

This was a good foundation recipe for my own experimentation at developing my own ideal Panang Curry. My tweaks: Shrimp instead of chicken. Add 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice, double the basil, add ...

Cooking foreign cuisine was very intimidating but this turned out to be very simple and delicious. I would add other vegetables personally but this opened the door to cooking other Thai dishes!