Fragrant Coconut Chicken Curry

Today was Thai Day at Cooks Academy so I took the opportunity to whip up this bad boy!

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It has been a whirl wind of a week!  Apologies for not sharing some tasty treats earlier in the week – I can assure you that it has been worth the wait!!

(check out last week’s blog post for an idea of what I got up to!)

This Curry is incredibly tasty and super simple to put together – throw away that take away menu and get into your kitchen! You won’t be disappointed!!

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Paleo & Whole 30 Approved,
Serves 2.

1 chicken leg, bones removed
1 chicken breast, diced

1 can of coconut milk

1 tbsp of compliant red curry paste (Wonky Spatula recipe coming soon!)
1 red chili, finely sliced
1 shallot, finely chopped
1 piece of lemongrass, cut in half
2-3 fresh Kaffir lime leaves
2 cloves of garlic, sliced
2 inch piece of galangal (or ginger), sliced

Handful of asparagus / green beans
Handful of assorted mushrooms
Handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped

Juice of 1/4 – 1/2 lime
2 tbsp fish sauce
1 tbsp Agave nectar (omit for whole30)
1 tbsp Coconut Aminos

Coconut oil

(Hold back some mushrooms, chili, coriander and a lime wedge to garnish)

– Don’t be put off by the long list of ingredients, it really is super simple!! –


  1. Heat a large wok with some coconut oil, brown the chicken and remove from the pan.
  2. Add the curry paste and heat gently before adding the coconut milk, bring to a gentle boil.

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  3. Add the Kaffir leaves, galangal and lemongrass.
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  4. Heat a small pan and sweat the shallots with the garlic and chili before adding to the wok.
  5. Add the chicken and bring the mixture to the boil, reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes.
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  6. Add the green beans and/or asparagus along with the coriander and cook for a further 5 minutes.
  7. Stir in the mushrooms.
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  8. Add the lime juice, agave, fish sauce and coconut aminos.
  9. Bring the mixture to the boil, remove the lemongrass, lime leaves and galangal. Garnish and serve!

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2 Comments on “Fragrant Coconut Chicken Curry

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