Thai Green Curry with Chicken


This is a green curry recipe I've cobbled together over the years. The vegetables aren't completely traditional, but they give the whole thing a good texture and variety. Often asked for in my household, hopefully it'll become a favorite in yours. Serve over rice.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

  • ¼ cup Thai green curry paste

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 (1/4 inch thick) slice ginger, finely grated

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, thinly sliced

  • 1 (15 ounce) can baby corn pieces, drained

  • 1 (8 ounce) can bamboo shoots, drained

  • 2 (13.5 ounce) cans coconut milk

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar

  • 6 makrut lime leaves

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into thin strips

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced Thai basil, or more to taste


  1. Heat oil in a wok until it starts to shimmer. Add curry paste, garlic, and ginger; stir together and fry until fragrant, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken breast slices, stirring until coated. Cook until just slightly pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes.

  2. While chicken is cooking, place baby corn and bamboo shots in a small saucepan, cover with water, and place over high heat. Bring to a boil. Drain then cover with water again.

  3. Pour coconut milk into the wok. Bring to a slow simmer, stirring occasionally, about 5 minutes. Drain corn and bamboo shoots and add in. Stir in fish sauce, palm sugar, and lime leaves. Bring back up to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper strips and cook until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.

  4. Remove curry from heat and stir in Thai basil.

Cook's Note:

Parboiling corn and bamboo shoots in step 2 removes the canned taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

583 Calories
58g Fat
23g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 583
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 58g 74%
Saturated Fat 38g 192%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 931mg 40%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 9%
Dietary Fiber 11g 40%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 42mg 209%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 7mg 41%
Potassium 676mg 14%

* 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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