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Thai green curry chicken with rice on a plate

Thai Green Curry Chicken

Delicious green curry chicken is a classic Thai cuisine. This easy Thai green chicken curry recipe shows you how to make flavorful green curry chicken dish at home. 
Course Main Course
Cuisine Asian, Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 370kcal
Author Tracy O.


  • 1 tablespoon Green curry paste (Add more or less to your taste)
  • 2 pieces Chicken thighs (Boneless and skinless)
  • ½ Red bell pepper (Medium size)
  • 4 Thai eggplants (Small)
  • 1 can Bamboo shoots (Small, 8oz)
  • 6 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 can Coconut milk (14 fl oz)
  • ½ tablespoon Vegetable oil (Stir fry the paste)
  • 2 tablespoons Brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Fish sauce (Add fish sauce to your taste)

Basil paste:

  • 1 cup Thai basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable oil


  • To make the basil paste, put one cup of Thai basil leaves and 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil into a chopper for a few seconds. 
  • Chop the Thai basil leaves until they are small and fine. (The best is to use a mortar & pestle grinding the Thai basil leaves.)
  • After that, wash and cut ½ of red bell pepper into strips.
  • Next, wash and cut 4 small Thai eggplants.
  • Cut 2 pieces of chicken thighs into strips. 
  • Turn on medium small fire, pour ½ tablespoon of vegetable oil into the non-stick pan. Add 1 tablespoon of green curry paste and the basil paste from step 1 & 2. Then, stir fry them a little bit. 
  • The following, add the chicken thighs and stir fry them a little bit. 
  • After, add the Thai eggplants and stir fry a little bit.
  • Add 1 small can (8oz) of bamboo shoots and stir fry a little bit. 
  • The next step, add 2 tablespoons of brown sugar and 2 tablespoons of fish sauce. (Add fish sauce to your taste.) Stir fry them. 
  • Pour a can (14 fl oz) of coconut milk into the curry. Mix them well. 
  • Then, add 6 kaffir lime leaves. Stir them and let it simmer for a minute or 2. 
  • Lastly, add the red bell pepper and stir them a little bit. 
  • Thai green chicken curry is the best to serve with jasmine rice



Cooking tips for how to make green curry chicken:

  • I used store bought green curry paste because it is easy and convenient, so I don't need to make the curry paste from scratch. 
  • You can use other vegetables to make this Thai green chicken curry recipe. For example, some people like to add baby corn, mushrooms, bell peppers etc. 
  • Always taste the spiciness before adding more green curry paste
  • The best to use a mortar & pestle grinding the Thai basil leaves. If you don’t, you can use a chopper. 
  • Recommend using Aroy-D coconut milk because it’s thicker and creamer. 




Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 25g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 731mg | Potassium: 855mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1425IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 4mg