Easy, One-Pot Coconut Thai Chicken Curry
Easy, One-Pot Coconut Thai Chicken Curry
  • prep: 10 min
  • cook: 1 hr
  • total: 1 hr 10 min
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  • Summary

    I learned to make this chicken curry while working at Fork in Philadelphia many years ago, now. The chef, Thien Ngo, prepared it somewhat differently — he browned the meat first in one pot; browned a ton of vegetables (carrots, parsnips, onions) in another pan; additionally, he deep-fried potatoes; and he cooked everything stove top. I've converted this to a one-pan number, and in place of the carrots, parsnips, and potatoes, I stir in a heap of spinach at the end. A few notes: If your chicken thighs or drumsticks are particularly fatty, trim the excess fat. This will prevent your sauce from being too fatty in the end. Thai red curry paste. Maesri is the brand I buy at the Asian market. You can find it online, too. I use half a tin for this recipe (which is about 3 tablespoons), which makes it quite spicy but not outrageous. If you are sensitive to heat, start with a tablespoon and adjust the sauce with more at the end. Coconut Milk. I've gotten in the habit of ordering it online because I love this brand, and I can't always find it. Plus it's cheaper.

    Ingredients

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 onion, sliced
    • kosher salt
    • 8 bone-in, skin on chicken thighs or drumsticks or a combination of both
    • 2 teaspoons turmeric
    • 2 teaspoons curry powder
    • 1 to 3 tablespoons Thai red curry paste (see notes above)
    • 3 to 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
    • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
    • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
    • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup cilantro, roughly chopped, or more or less to taste
    •  3 to 5 ounces spinach, optional
    • cooked Jasmine or Basmati rice (or any rice you like)

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    • Servings Per Recipe: 6
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 66 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 3 g 4.1%
    • Saturated Fat: 0 g 1.88%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 0 mg 0%
    • Sodium: 810 mg 33.74%
    • Calcium: 36 mg 3.56%
    • Potassium: 394 mg 11.25%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 2 mg 10.33%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 9 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 3 g 11.1%
    • Sugar: 2 g
    • Protein: 3 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Vitamin A 77.63%
    • Vitamin C 39.79%
    • Vitamin D 0%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat0
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch0
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat0
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total0 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total1 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy0 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total0 oz-eq

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