Thai Green Chicken Curry

Thai green chicken curry
Thai green chicken curry served with rice and garnished with basil
Thai green chicken curry served with rice

Thai green chicken curry is fast, fresh and fragrant with kaffir leaf infused coconut milk and fresh basil for extra flavour. Dinner in 30 minutes….faster than ordering take-out! This curry is probably the most popular of all Thai curries. The vegetables take only minutes to cook in the gently spiced curry paste that has been fried off in coconut milk. Thai cuisine is extremely popular in Australia and apparently, we have more Thai restaurants per capita, outside of Thailand! There’s no wonder as the cuisine is just so darned easy to cook. Thai green chicken curry recipe is just what you need to make a quick and easy delicious meal. We’ve used store-bought green curry paste here for the speed of having ‘curry in a hurry’. Try our Thai vegetable red curry for another winning Thai curry that is made in 30 minutes!


We love the Ayam brand coconut milk as it is 100% natural with no added colouring or emulsifiers. When cooking this Thai green chicken curry it is important not to shake the can before opening. The coconut cream in the milk is thick and scoopable for frying off the curry paste. A lot of branded coconut milks have a high water content so you’re paying for water, not coconut milk. These water added coconut milks dilute your curry flavours.


We have used pantry staples such as bamboo shoots and whole baby corn. Both add delicate flavours to the curry. Add a bunch of asparagus, a handful of sugar snap peas and some sliced zucchini and you’re on your way to a delicious curry. You can, of course, omit the chicken and just make this a vegetable curry adding some eggplant, snow peas or beans.


What’s your favourite ‘curry in a hurry’ recipe

Thai green chicken curry
Yield: 4 serves

Thai Green Chicken Curry

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Fresh, citrusy and oh so flavourful Thai green chicken curry is for nights you want dinner on the table in 30 minutes.


  • 9 fl oz (270 ml) coconut milk - we used Ayam brand
  • 1/3 cup store-bought green curry paste
  • 1 lb (450 G) skinless, boned chicken thighs cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons soft brown sugar
  • 3 double kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 medium zucchini chopped into even sized pieces
  • handful sugar snap peas left whole
  • 1 bunch asparagus cut into thirds - reserve tips for later
  • 1 x 14 oz (410 g) tin  baby corn spears drained
  • large handful fresh basil leaves plucked
  • steamed jasmine rice to serve
  • fried shallots to serve - optional


  • scoop 1/4 cup coconut cream from a can and fry in a wok on medium heat for 2-3 minutes till it 'splits'see photo above
  • add the curry paste and fry in cream for 2 minutes
  • toss chicken through the paste and cook for 2-3 minutes
  • add remaining coconut milk and 1 cup water
  • stir till blended
  • pour in fish sauce and add sugar stirring
  • pop kaffir leaves into wok
  • now add zucchini and asparagus but not the spear tips and cook for 2 minutes
  • add sugar snap peas and asparagus tips cooking for 2 minutes
  • then add baby corn and bamboo shoots
  • stir basil through for a minute
  • serve and enjoy!

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 470Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 49mgSodium 1677mgCarbohydrates 67gFiber 4gSugar 11gProtein 26g

Nutritional information provided here is only intended as a guide.




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  1. Thai Green Chicken Curry – sooo delicious, on the table & into neighbour’s households quickly!
    Great feedback on the flavour from everyone!

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Donna, we’re so pleased you enjoyed the curry. Check out our Thai vegetable red curry for another winner! Thanks for commenting, regards Jo and Jen

  2. Made this vegetable based as I forgot the chicken lol. Added chick peas, chest nuts and broccoli, cauliflower. Any veg we had on hand. Delicious.

    1. Recipe Winners says:

      Hi Sarah, it’s a great adaptable recipe as you found out. So pleased you enjoyed it. Thanks for commenting. Regards, Jo and Jen

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