Thai Main Dish Recipes

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Staff Picks

Sukhothai Pad Thai

Rating: 4.32 stars
This dish can be made with shrimp, chicken or pork instead of tofu. Look for the more exotic items in the Asian foods section at your local grocery store. Adjust the pad Thai sauce ingredients to taste.

Thai Chicken with Basil Stir Fry

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is delicious and easy to make. Make it as spicy as you like or keep it mild.

Thai Chicken Curry in Coconut Milk

Rating: 4.09 stars
This recipe is one of the favorites in the family! If you don't have fish sauce available, try making it with soy sauce.

Curried Coconut Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars
Curried chicken simmered in coconut milk and tomatoes makes for a mouthwatering hint of the tropics! Goes great with rice and vegetables.

Spicy Basil Chicken

Rating: 4.57 stars
An authentic taste of Thailand. Served best over white rice.

Slow Cooker Thai Pork with Rice

Rating: 4.21 stars
Shredded pork and rice with a Thai flavor. Perfect for the slow cooker. Our family's favorite dish. For extra spicy tastes, serve Thai garlic chile paste on the side.

Thai Pork with Peanut Sauce

Rating: 4.4 stars
This is a very simple and quick dish that combines the standard pork chop with the wonderful flavor of coconut and peanuts. Even the kids loved it.

Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Rating: 4.49 stars
This is a quick, easy, and authentic Thai curry dish that's sweet and very spicy. I became addicted to the dish at a local restaurant and then worked to duplicate it at home. I think I've got the taste and presentation pegged. I'm guesstimating on the amounts since I don't measure much when I cook. Feel free to adjust to taste.

Thai Steamed Mussels

Rating: 4.78 stars
Delicious and easy spicy Thai steamed mussels that can be finished in just thirty minutes.

Thai Green Curry Chicken

Rating: 4.56 stars
In this quick and easy recipe that never fails, the chicken stays moist and tender. Serve over jasmine rice for a satisfying meal.

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 4.77 stars
My version of this classic Thai dish has spectacular taste even with regular basil instead of Thai or holy basil. The sauce actually acts like a glaze as the chicken mixture cooks over high heat. The recipe works best if you chop or grind your own chicken and have all ingredients prepped before you start cooking.

Panang Curry with Chicken

Rating: 4.74 stars
Panang curry with chicken represents the diversity of Thailand's southern region. Panang refers to the island of Penang in Northern Malaysia bordering southern Thailand. Use 4 tablespoons curry paste from a fresh curry paste recipe or 5 tablespoons pre-made curry paste if time does not permit making your own paste

Inspiration and Ideas

13 Thai Noodle Recipes

Find your favorite Thai noodle dishes here — from a pad see ew that will transport you to Thailand to Thai-inspired noodles that couldn't be easier to make.

18 Thai Shrimp Recipes 

From crowd-pleasing pork and shrimp dumplings, to sweet and spicy pad Thai — this collection of 18 popular Thai shrimp recipes has something for everyone. 

Authentic Pad Thai Noodles

Rating: 4.23 stars

This is an authentic Thai recipe, with the proper ingredients (no ketchup or peanut butter). It is easy, quick, and absolutely delicious.