Thai chicken curry – From the Land of Smiles

Thai yellow chicken curry and fragrant jasmine rice
Thai yellow chicken curry and fragrant jasmine rice

Thailand – the Land of Smiles, of ever cheerful faces,of positive,generous,helpful,friendly and happy people. It is famously said that it is one place where even the immigration officials have a broad smile on their faces. Thailand ranks among the top 50 happiest countries in the world. One of the reasons according to them is the delectably flavored ,soul hugging Thai cuisine which brings those content smiles on their faces. They are passionate about their food. Thai recipes are known to be handed over generations. Their exotic cuisine is a harmonious blend of sweet,sour,salty and spicy flavors.From mild to hot, it is cooked to suit individual palates. The chefs of Thailand take pride in presenting the traditional dishes as works of art, all the while preserving the interplay of aromas and flavors and finally serving it with warmth and smile.

Wear a smile and have friends; wear a scowl and have wrinkles. —George Eliot

We are so caught up in our daily routines,our work schedules,deadlines,stress that we have really forgotten to smile. We dress up for that important meeting or that  party we have been waiting for but forget wearing a smile. Let’s start smiling because it is the one curve which makes things straight.

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This chicken curry, straight from this beautiful land  is a heart warming,delicious comfort food. Serve it with fragrant Jasmine rice and watch the smiles on the faces of your loved ones.

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Thai Chicken curry

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp. oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 500 g boneless skinless chicken breasts/thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1  can (4 oz) yellow curry paste
  • 500 g potatoes (yukon if available) peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 can coconut milk (14 oz- roughly 1.65 US cups)
  • 1 tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp. roasted peanuts

Method:

  1. Heat oil in a wok and saute onions till soft.
  2. Add curry paste and saute for a few minutes till fragrant.
  3. Add chicken pieces and potatoes and saute till well coated.
  4. Pour in the coconut milk and an equal amount of water. Bring it to a boil on high heat.Cover and simmer on low heat till chicken and potatoes are done.
  5. Stir in the fish sauce and brown sugar.
  6. Take off heat.
  7. Sprinkle peanuts and serve hot with Jasmine rice.

Note: This recipe works only when you are smiling while cooking and serving 🙂

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46 Comments Add yours

  1. Trudy says:

    This is exactly what I’m making for dinner tonight but with brown rice and I only have russet potatoes.

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    1. skd says:

      That should work just fine 👍☺

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  2. Loretta says:

    Oh yummm Ana, it’s getting close to dinner time, and I’m salivating :). Funny, I don’t cook Thai curries as much, although I know I would like to. Perhaps because I’m a tad leery of the coconut milk? This looks gorgeous, I’ll have to throw caution to the wind and indulge :). I’ve heard of red and green Thai curry pastes, but I don’t believe I’ve seen yellow?

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    1. skd says:

      Yellow paste is easily available at Asian stores Loretta. Thai curries are de-stressing and very comforting. They guarantee a good relaxing night sleep.
      Yellow curry paste can be made at home too with the following ingredients: Lemongrass, Yellow Chillies, onion, Ginger, Coriander powder, galangal, kaffir lime, Mustard Seeds, Fish Sauce, turmeric, Brown sugar, lemon Juice, Coconut Milk, Garlic.

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  3. You made me smile. Thanks. Lovely food styling and a nice recipe.

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    1. skd says:

      I am so happy and glad. I keep forgetting and need to remind myself to smile 😀 Thank you for the wonderful comment 🙂

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  4. The peanut touch is very unique!

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    1. skd says:

      It adds crunch to the dish. Peanuts and coconut milk are an intrinsic part of Thai cuisine 🙂

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  5. Another one to try x

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    1. skd says:

      🙂 Please do!!

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  6. I have been craving a sweet and spicy chicken dish and there you are skd just coming up with a fix to my cravings! I will be making this one!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you.I am so glad you like it dear. You can add a dash of lemon if you want the sour element too 🙂

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  7. Lina says:

    Delicious! I love Thai food! Great post:)

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    1. skd says:

      Thanks dear 🙂

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  8. This dish looks so yummy, very inviting. Love the jasmine flowers in your presentation! 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you so much Linda 🙂

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  9. I love the quotations, all so true xx

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Elaine 🙂

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  10. Spira says:

    Everything you wrote about the people of Thailand is actually true; especially at the northern parts.
    Foodwise…what can I say, I’m in love with it!! Even when we made a stop outside of Chiang Mai, the food at the small place mainly used by local drivers was excellent. Of course I tried it & of course I ordered a second full course!!
    What was the best part skd?
    The smile the cook had on her face when she received the second order (which was largely left at her choice) and as she watched me eating it also wearing a big smile. 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Beautiful people they are. Strangely it is the smile and hospitality which remains in our minds for a long time to come. Thank you for sharing your wonderful experience with us ☺

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  11. tentimestea says:

    What a lovely rich and spicy curry! It seems a simply recipe but there are so many complex flavours hidden in the curry paste. What a lovely post, and full of smiles 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Haha thank you. I think the Thai culture sort of rubbed off on the post ☺

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      1. tentimestea says:

        It seems so! 🙂

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  12. Sandhya says:

    Ana,
    I am drooling! I love Thai yellow curry ! So true about not being fully dressed without the smile too:)

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Sandhya 😊 I have to keep reminding myself to smile lol

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  13. O love Thai food as I could associate with south Indian curry with coconut flavor.. I bet ur version tastes yummy

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear Vidya. Kerala cuisine right?

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  14. Lovely curry Ana!! And I am smiling 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Naina ☺ Do keep smiling 👍☺

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  15. I love Thai food and curries as well – I just don’t make it often enough. Helps to have “tried and trued” recipes from bloggers like you 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      I don’t make Thai food often too Judi. But after this dish became so popular with my family I want to try more of them.

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  16. Thailand truly is the land of smiles (and with food like this who wouldn’t want to smile??) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺

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  17. Lily says:

    I’m a big fan of Thai curry chicken and I love how simple your recipe is. Pinned for later!

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  18. Looks lovely! Love thai curry any day and this one with peanuts looks amazing! And I love that you have jasmine flowers here with your rice 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you dear ☺ It is so delicate on the palate yet very aromatic and heart warming.

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  19. I just love Thai food. Your curry sounds delicious 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Natalie 🙂

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  20. I am definitely craving for some thai chicken now! I usually got for Green Curry, but I’m going to go for some yellow curry this time! Looks so good 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      Thank you Dini. The yellow one is light and delicate on the palate and very delicious too 🙂

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  21. I went to Thailand in 2007 and I was amazed with how the Thai people were the happiest despite not having many possessions. It just shows that money can’t buy you true happiness.

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    1. skd says:

      Yes. So true. Happiness is a state of contentment and gratitude for what we have. Thai people are an inspiration ☺

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  22. I recently tried Thai food for the first time! It is so popular, I don’t know why it took me so long to try, but I loved the sweet and savory combination. Looking forward to trying this recipe 🙂

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    1. skd says:

      ☺Please do. It will bring a smile on your face.

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