Thai red chicken curry

Put some spice back in your life with this stunning recipe. This aromatic Thai style curry takes a short time to prepare and cook and will fill your home with tempting aromas.




Preparation time

15 mins

Cooking time

45 mins


  • 8 chicken thighs, skin on
  • 1 onion, sliced thinly
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 6 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
  • 4 kaffir lime leaves
  • 400ml coconut milk
  • 1 bunch bok choy, sliced
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • ½ cup desiccated coconut
  • 4.5 cups water
  • lime wedges and fried shallots ( available from Asian stores) to serve


  1. Carefully remove the chicken thigh skin and place on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. Place the chicken skin in the preheated oven and cook until golden and crispy 12 -15 minutes. Cut the chicken thighs into chunky pieces.
  2. Heat the oil in a saucepan or deep frying pan and brown the chicken well.
  3. Add the onion & garlic and cook stirring for a further 3 minutes.
  4. Add the curry paste and cook stirring until fragrant 1-2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the kaffir lime leaves, chilli and coconut milk. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Heat the water over a high heat until boiling, add the rice and the coconut to the pan and cook 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cover with a lid until required. Add the bok choy to the curry and cover and simmer for a further 2 -3 minutes. Serve curry with rice in a deep bowl, garnish with lime wedges, fried shallots and crispy chicken skin.  

Tips: This curry is also delicious made with Beef or Lamb. Store any leftover curry in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

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