This chicken curry is very easy to prepare, and tastes just like the curries you order at Thai restaurants. As an added bonus -- you can make it all in one pot, so it's easy to clean up afterwards.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Over medium heat, whisk coconut milk and curry paste together in a large saucepan. Simmer for 5 minutes.

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  • Stir in chicken broth, water chestnuts, bamboo shoots, bell pepper, mushrooms, and chicken. Season with fish sauce and basil. Simmer for 10 more minutes, or until chicken is cooked, yet still tender.

Nutrition Facts

415.6 calories; 29.1 g protein; 12.1 g carbohydrates; 60.9 mg cholesterol; 716.6 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2006
I thought this was really good. I know it's supposed to be "soupy" but I did add just a little cornstarch (maybe a teaspoon or two) just to thicken it up a little. I poured the curry chicken all over some rice (used the "fried rice with cilantro" recipe that can be found on this site) and let the sauce soak through the rice. So good! Note to curry paste newbies: Either be super careful or have your Ajax or Comet ready because the paste will stain anything it touches. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
09/06/2005
I order and eat curry chicken fairly often at many different Thai Indian and Malaysian restaurants. Every place I've been does it a little different. I followed this recipe exactly and was very disappointed with the results. There is definitely something very important missing although I don t know what it is. It is spicy but lacks flavor. Also the dish comes out much much too soupy the sauce has the consistency of water. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2006
I thought this was really good. I know it's supposed to be "soupy" but I did add just a little cornstarch (maybe a teaspoon or two) just to thicken it up a little. I poured the curry chicken all over some rice (used the "fried rice with cilantro" recipe that can be found on this site) and let the sauce soak through the rice. So good! Note to curry paste newbies: Either be super careful or have your Ajax or Comet ready because the paste will stain anything it touches. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/29/2006
I thought this was really good. I know it's supposed to be "soupy" but I did add just a little cornstarch (maybe a teaspoon or two) just to thicken it up a little. I poured the curry chicken all over some rice (used the "fried rice with cilantro" recipe that can be found on this site) and let the sauce soak through the rice. So good! Note to curry paste newbies: Either be super careful or have your Ajax or Comet ready because the paste will stain anything it touches. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2005
I order and eat curry chicken fairly often at many different Thai Indian and Malaysian restaurants. Every place I've been does it a little different. I followed this recipe exactly and was very disappointed with the results. There is definitely something very important missing although I don t know what it is. It is spicy but lacks flavor. Also the dish comes out much much too soupy the sauce has the consistency of water. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2006
This is a really easy and yummy recipe but I found it a little lacking in flavor. I added a little extra fish sauce probably 4 tbl. spoons and about 3-4 tbl. spoons brown sugar. Alot of Thai recipes are better with brown sugar. I served it over jasmine rice and everyone loved it including my two yr. old twins. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2005
Very very good recipe. Instead of green curry I used Panang curry paste that I bought at the local supermarket. I also made a few changes. I added a small can of pineapples and one zucchuni like the way my local thai restaurant made it. I cut out the waterchestnuts. It was delicious although I think the thai restaurant put in more coconut milk but you can adjust it to your taste. Will definately make it again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2003
Ahhh yeah! Found one that tastes like what the good Thai restaurants serve and I even forgot to add the mushrooms and I only had dried basil on hand! Beware of adding extra green curry paste like I did. Serve over white rice like I always do at the restaurant especially if you think it is "too thin" (don't ruin this good Thai recipe by adding cornstarch). Thanks Ken! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2006
Really enjoyed. Added some cornstarch to thicken somewhat as well as some onion carrot and celery. It was delicious! The fresh basil is very important and next time I will try red curry paste in stead of green for a different taste. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/07/2007
I don't really know what to make of this. I love Thai food and eat it often but I've never had anything with water chestnuts or bamboo shoots in it. Also every time I've had mushrooms in Thai dishes they have been straw mushrooms; and cilantro - not basil - seems to feature heavily. This was a nice enough meal but a little bit weird. Btw I would advise anyone who isn't used to cooking with things like green curry paste and/or fish sauce to add it a little bit at a time - both really are an acquired taste and you could easily spoil the meal by adding too much at once. (Apologies for the long review). Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2005
We enjoyed this. I took another reviewers advice and put in pineapple which was good addition. It complimented the spicy. Will make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2004
Definitely a bit spicy but my gf and I liked it as is. I reduced the coconut milk by 1/2 can and it was just the right amount. We followed the recipe as is except for the fresh basil (and coconut milk) which we didn't have. We used dried and it was a mistake. DEFINITELY use fresh basil. I would make a suggestion of adding another half of a bell pepper some julian carrots and another 1/2 cup mushrooms. I think this would make it about perfect. Serve over Jasmine rice for a complete meal! Read More
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