Dairy Free Thai Red Chicken Coconut Curry
photo by recipe author


Servings: 4
Preparation Time: 20 minutes

  • 1 tablespoon red curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 cups coconut milk*
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon crushed black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon grated garlic
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3-5 brocolli florets
  • 1-2 carrots
  • 1/2 red bell pepper
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped

Thai Gravy:

In a medium bowl combine red curry paste and fish sauce with fresh coconut milk. Stir well, until smooth.


Heat a pan on medium high heat. Add oil and fry chicken pieces along with some black pepper for about 5-6 minutes or until tender. Remove chicken to dish along with liquid released by chicken.


Use the same pan. Wipe it clean with a paper towel then add a tablespoon of oil and sauté grated ginger and garlic for a minute. Add onions and sauté until onions become translucent. Add broccoli florets and sauté for a minute. Now add carrots and thinly sliced red and yellow bell pepper. Mix well and cook the vegetables covered for 2-3 minutes. Remove the cover and add cooked chicken. Mix well. Cover again and cook for 2 minutes. Add in the prepared Thai gravy. Sprinkle red chili powder and mix. Let it come to a boil. Keep the heat low and let it simmer for 5 more minutes. Add curry powder and mix well.

Sprinkle chopped cilantro, mix well and remove from heat. Serve with rice.

*For the freshest coconut milk make homemade coconut milk. (See video at this link.)

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