Easy Thai Red Curry Chicken Recipe

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Looking for an easy Easy Thai Red Curry Chicken recipe? Learn how to make Easy Thai Red Curry Chicken using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by Mary_RD

Makes 6 servings



From About.com Guide to Thai Food This easy Thai Red Curry is fragrant and sumptuous, and can be made anywhere from mild to red-hot, depending on how much spice you prefer. It's a healthy and hearty curry dish that will awaken your senses and boost your mood. Note that in Thailand this curry would be simmered in a wok over a stovetop, but in this case I have adapted it to suit Western cooking methods so that it can be baked in an oven (easier for most North Americans). This means it can be put together and in the oven in under 20 minutes! ENJOY!

Recipe Ingredients for Easy Thai Red Curry Chicken

24 ounces medium chicken, cut into parts (remove as much of the skin as possible)
1 tbsp. lime juice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
15 ounces lite coconut milk
4 tbsp shallots, chopped finely
1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
3 cloves garlic
1 tbsp. ketchup
3 tbsp. fish sauce
1 tbsp. chili powder
1 tbsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp. ground coriander
3 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. shrimp paste (available by the jar at Asian stores)
1 chili pepper, red, fresh
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tomatoes, sliced into wedges
1 eggplant, chopped into bite-size pieces (leave skin on)

Recipe Directions for Easy Thai Red Curry Chicken

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Place chicken pieces in a fairly large casserole dish.

  3. Place all curry sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender. Process well.

  4. Pour the curry sauce over the chicken. Stir well, so that each of the chicken pieces is covered with sauce.

  5. Add the kaffir lime leaves or lime juice and cinnamon, mixing these into the sauce.

  6. Cover and bake 45 minutes at 350 degrees.

  7. Remove dish from the oven. Add the vegetables and stir them into the sauce. Return the curry to the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until chicken is well cooked.

  8. Do a taste test. If the sauce isn't salty enough, add more fish sauce (1 Tbsp. at a time). If it's too sour, add a little more brown sugar. If too spicy, add more coconut milk. If not spicy enough: add a few fresh-cut chilies or dried chili flakes/cayenne pepper.

  9. Dish the curry into a large serving bowl. Sprinkle generously with fresh basil and coriander/cilantrol, and serve with plenty of Thai jasmine-scented rice.

Categories

Main Dish, Thai

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 350.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
315
Calories from Fat
166
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
18.5g
28%
Saturated Fat
7.5g
37%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
91mg
30%
Sodium
974mg
41%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrates
16.2g
5%
Dietary Fiber
4.3g
17%
Sugars
6.4g
Protein
24.7g
Vitamin A 30% Vitamin C 59%
Calcium 4% Iron 11%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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