Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken

The Hubs and I discovered a new Thai place in our neighborhood that has become one of our favorite take out spots.  I’m a huge fan of coconut curry but I know that when I am buying it from a restaurant, it’s probably loaded with lots of extra “stuff.”  I decided to try to re-create it at home last week and you know what, it turned out pretty darn good!!


Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken
Cuisine: Thai
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Serves: 2
A quick and easy low fat version to a favorite Thai dish!
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 2 T of yellow curry paste (I bought my paste at an Asian grocery store.)
  • 1 medium sweet potato cooked, skinned and cubed.
  • 1 cup of frozen peas
  • 1 can of light coconut milk
  • 1T olive oil
  1. Over medium high heat, heat olive oil and add 1T of curry paste.
  2. Stir continuously 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add chicken and cook an additional 4-6 minutes
  4. Add coconut milk, peas and sweet potato cubes.
  5. Whisk in 1T of curry
  6. Bring to a slow boil and simmer for 8-10 more minutes
I cooked my sweet potato in the oven so it took longer but you could easily just microwave your sweet potato in a matter of minutes


Yellow curry found at Asian grocery stores

Yellow curry found at Asian grocery stores



If you decide to make it, let me know what you think!  I served it over brown rice.  Have you ever tried to re-create a takeout favorite?  Do you have any recipes to share?

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10 Responses to Yellow Coconut Curry Chicken

  1. Kat says:

    This looks like a great recipe! I use that Thai curry paste all the time in my cooking. It can be versatile with different veggies also
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  2. Yum, this is a quick & easy one. It’s pinned!
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  3. You’re the second person I’ve seen recently using that brand of curry paste. Looks like a great product (compared to some others). I need to find some!!!
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    • Laura says:

      I’ve seen it now in two stores… my local Asian grocery store and another regular grocery store… it’s pretty cheap too and it smells AWESOME!!

  4. Carli says:

    I don’t know if I’ve had curry. I like to make shrimp lo-mein at home so I can avoid all the added MSG.
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  5. Nicole says:

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  6. Gina says:

    This is the second post I’ve seen on a blog this week about recreating thai curry takeout. Now I am REALLY craving it! Thanks for the recipe – it looks really easy – am adding it to my list of easy weeknight meals to try.
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  7. Natalie says:

    I love a good light curry, this one looks fantastic!
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