Thai Chicken Main Dish Recipes

Thai chicken dishes, including Thai chicken curries, chicken pad Thai, and Thai-style stir-fry are delicious. Browse over 70 trusted Thai chicken main dish recipes.

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Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 5 stars 1114
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.

Authentic Thai Cashew Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 101
I adapted this recipe from a cooking class I took while I stayed in Bangkok. You can adjust the veggies and spiciness to your personal preference and you can substitute firm tofu for chicken. Serve over jasmine rice. Adjust the amount of chili garlic paste for spiciness.

Thai Chicken with Basil Stir Fry

Rating: 4.5 stars 441
This is delicious and easy to make. Make it as spicy as you like or keep it mild.

Chicken Satay

Rating: 4 stars 662
Why go out for Thai food when you can make it at home? These delicious Thai-style chicken satay are made of chicken marinated in a peanutty sauce, and then grilled.

Thai Red Chicken Curry

Rating: 4 stars 482
This is a quick and easy curry stir-fry made with chicken, zucchini, red bell pepper and carrot. Coconut milk and curry paste make an irresistible sauce. No need to go out to eat, as this dish is ready in about 20 minutes!

Spicy Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)

Rating: 5 stars 1039
Chef John's version of this Thai dish has a sauce everyone will love.

Authentic Pad Thai

Rating: 4 stars 277
Inspired by the pad thai at Thai Tom, this recipe features a tamarind paste, vinegar, sugar, and fish sauce mixture over perfectly stir-fried eggs, chicken breast, and rice noodles, garnished with peanuts, chives, and fresh bean sprouts.

Curried Coconut Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 3873
Curried chicken simmered in coconut milk and tomatoes makes for a mouthwatering hint of the tropics! Goes great with rice and vegetables.

Chicken Massaman Curry

Rating: 4.5 stars 164
This curry, flavored with tamarind and coconut milk, is ready in under an hour. Serve over plain white rice.

Pad Thai

Rating: 4 stars 751
This is a traditional Pad Thai recipe used by a friend's mother. You can use chicken, pork, beef, tofu, or a combination. You may want to start with less pepper, and work your way up.

Sweet Thai-Style Chicken Bowl

Rating: 4 stars 11
This is a fresh and sweet Thai-style dish, with great flavor and lots of room for creative tweaking. Enjoy!

Panang Curry with Chicken

Rating: 4.5 stars 252
Panang curry paste and chicken breast star in this Thai dish.

Inspiration and Ideas

Thai Green Curry Chicken
Rating: Unrated 565
In this quick and easy recipe that never fails, the chicken stays moist and tender. Serve over jasmine rice for a satisfying meal.
Thai Spicy Basil Chicken Fried Rice
Rating: Unrated 196
This is a staple of Thai cooking. Adjust the spices to your own tastes for a really great use for leftover rice!! I get the basil from a local Asian market. It has a different flavor than that of regular basil and makes all the difference in this recipe. It is fast and fairly easy to make, but requires constant stirring.
Slow Cooker Chicken Massaman Curry
Rating: 4.5 stars 6

This slow cooker chicken Massaman curry is creamy, slightly spicy, nutty, and rich with flavor.