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Chicken and Vegetable Red Curry

Updated: Apr 23, 2022

Everyone needs a good curry recipe to warm them up, especially in the winter! The good thing about curry is that you can have as little or as many vegetables or meat in the dish. This one has a lot of vegetables, adding a fresh and healthy flavour to the dish to the perfectly juicy chicken.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 40 minutes

Total time: 40 minutes


2 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes

1 cup rice of choice

1 14-ounce can of coconut milk

2 bell peppers (I used red & yellow), thinly sliced

1/2 small zucchini sliced

3 large mushrooms, sliced

4 Tbsp Thai red curry paste

2 Tbsp Fish sauce

1/2 Tbsp soy sauce

2 Tbsp brown sugar

Optional toppings:

Fresh cilantro

Ribboned carrot

Jalapeño or Thai green peppers


1. In a saucepan, bring 1 cup of rice and 2 cups of water to a boil, then simmer and cover for 40 minutes.

2. Bring a large pan to medium heat with 1 Tbsp of oil. Cube the chicken and toss into the pan, season with salt and pepper and cook for 10 minutes, flipping the pieces halfway through. There should be little to no liquid left and charred chicken bits on the pan.

3. Slice all of the veggies. And once the chicken is done, set aside and add 1/4 water and veggies to the pan. Cook for 10-15 minutes (depends on how soft you like your veggies)

4. Bring a small saucepan to medium-high heat with the coconut milk. Add the curry paste, fish sauce, soy sauce, and brown sugar and whisk together. Bring to a boil, then remove from heat.

5. Once the veggies are done, add the chicken back into the pan and pour the curry sauce in with them. Let simmer for 5 minutes.

6. Once the rice is done, fluff with a fork and let cool for 5 minutes. Dish the servings and top with whatever you like!

Note: This recipe is relatively saucy, however, if you like extra saucy, just double the curry sauce recipe. Keep in mind that the more vegetables you add, the less saucy or soup-like it'll be.

Believe it or not, I hadn't tried curry and hated the smell of it for most of my life, then, when I went to Australia and stayed with a friend, I tried it. I couldn't believe that I had missed out on this deliciousness for so long! Once I got back to Saskatchewan, I realised there are some pretty amazing places that make the BEST authentic curry or Thai dishes here in the prairies! Kinda crazy that it took me to travel halfway across the world to discover something I could have right here in Saskatchewan...

As a bonus, curry is easy to make, especially if you buy the curry paste from the store. The Thai brand makes really good ingredients like curry pastes and fish sauce. I would highly recommend it for super easy recipes and you can usually find them in most grocery stores.

Hope you enjoy it! As always, let me know if you make it and how it goes!

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