Thai Green Chicken Curry

This Thai Green Chicken Curry  has the best of both worlds.  Warming comfort food, spicy chicken and healthy pasta along with the fresh ingredients of Spring.  What more could you ask for?!

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Every February without fail I get a serious case of Spring fever!  I am constantly watching the weather forecasts, I’m cleaning out closets and cupboards, I’m dreaming of shedding the heavy boots, coats and gloves and most of all – I’m craving those fabulous flavors that add some zing to our dishes.  Lime, radishes, peppers – they just make my day!

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This amazing recipe comes from the Ivars Rasa, a very talented chef and husband of my Chickapea teammate, Kim.  I was so delighted that she shared this recipe and we decided it definitely needed to go up on the website.

Don’t you love the combination of those spicy chunks of chicken in the curry along with Chickapea pasta?  I love using the shells because they are meld beautifully into a dish and the nutty flavor of this healthy pasta is the perfect complement to a curry dish.

Thai Green Chicken Curry | Simply Fresh Dinners

I went a little overboard with garnishes but it’s the fever!  I want every bite to have something new and surprising – crunch, zest,  heat – it’s got it all!

Thai Green Chicken Curry | Simply Fresh Dinners

If your kids are not fans of the heat, you can omit the jalapeno or simply add a small amount.

As always, I asked my butcher to cut up my chicken for me.  This saves so much time and mess in your prep time and they always do a great job of ensuring all the pieces are the same size.   This recipe is created for 8 persons so it’s great for leftovers but can easily be halved as well.

Thai Green Chicken Curry | Simply Fresh Dinners

What’s your favorite type of curry?  I’m on a bit of a shrimp kick these days so I’ll throw some shrimp in here next time.  Share your dishes with me on Instagram so I can see what you’re up to in your kitchen.  Use the hashtag #simplyfreshdinners and we can exchange ideas!  Cheers!

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Thai Green Chicken Curry

This healthy comfort food has the best of both worlds.  Spicy chicken and healthy pasta along with the fresh ingredients of Spring.  What more could you ask for?!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 8
Author Ivars Rasa

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes Chickapea shells, cooked al dente, approx. 6 minutes
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) vegetable oil
  • 2 onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) ginger, rasped
  • 4 garlic cloves, rasped
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) Thai green curry paste
  • 3 lbs (1.3 kg) skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cans (14oz/400mL) coconut milk
  • 4 tbsp (60 mL) fish sauce
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 2 red peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup (250 mL) snow peas
  • 1 lime, freshly squeezed
  • 1 tsp sea salt (or to taste)
  • Handful of fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Additional garnishes if desired: jalapeno, red onion, radish, bean sprouts, lime

Instructions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, until soften, about 10 minutes. Stir in ginger, garlic and curry paste; cook stirring, until spices are blended, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add chicken, cooking approximately 5 minutes; add coconut milk, fish sauce and water. Bring to a simmer; cover and let cook for 15 – 20 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through. 

  3. Meanwhile, in a large pot, bring well salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook, stirring occasionally, until al dente, approximately 6 minutes. Do not overcook. Drain and rinse with warm water and set aside.

  4. Add peppers; cook for 5 minutes until softened. Add lime juice, salt, snow peas and pasta. Stir well to combine. Heat for 2 - 3 minutes; garnish with cilantro and serve immediately.

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The best of both worlds - healthy comfort food, spicy chicken and healthy pasta along with the fresh ingredients of Spring. What more could you ask for?!

22 Comments

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    Rebecca @ Strength
    February 20, 2017 at 11:09 am

    O yes! This looks like a perfect way to quell that Spring fever! O so yummy!

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      Robyn
      February 20, 2017 at 7:27 pm

      Thanks so much, Rebecca! Oh, I’m so excited because I actually have a few minutes to myself so I get to delve into you Finisher Fridays!
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    blair @ The Seasoned Mom
    February 20, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Gorgeous, Robyn! I definitely get spring fever each year, and this beautiful curry is calling my name. Love the photos, and love the fresh combination of ingredients and textures. SO YUM!
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      Robyn
      February 20, 2017 at 7:31 pm

      Awhhh, you are so sweet, Blair. Thank you! Your comments made my day! I really do love a whole lot of freshness, lol.
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    marcie
    February 20, 2017 at 11:38 pm

    I’m so ready for spring too Robyn, and this soup looks like spring in a bowl! The colors are so vibrant and the flavors sound amazing. It looks so fresh and hearty!

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      Robyn
      February 21, 2017 at 10:09 am

      Thanks, Marcie! I’m ready too and this week is going to be fabulous but I don’t think we’re done yet with winter, lol.
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    Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
    February 21, 2017 at 9:12 am

    I agree with Marcie – this does look like spring in a bowl! So many wonderful flavors calling to me – I really can’t wait to try it! Not to rub it in – but we’re expecting temperatures in the mid-70’s later this week. I think winter skipped us this year!
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      Robyn
      February 21, 2017 at 10:16 am

      LOL, Tricia, it’s going to be in the mid 50’s today and tomorrow in the mid 60’s for the rest of the week. Then back to winter next week apparently. Crazy weather!
      This dish is so darn delicious. I must thank Kim again for sharing her chef hubby’s recipe!
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    cheri
    February 21, 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Beautiful dish Robyn, love all the spices and garnishes you used. Spring is just within our grasps, strawberries are supposed to be at our farmers market tomorrow. I can see myself eating bowl after bowl.
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      Robyn
      February 21, 2017 at 6:22 pm

      Thanks so much, Cheri. I was lucky to get my hands on this delicious recipe 🙂 Strawberries already? I’m SO jealous!!
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    John/Kitchen Riffs
    February 22, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    We’ve had an unseasonably warm February — I’ve actually worn shorts on our daily walks several times! So this dish is perfect for us — spring fever is officially here! Although I’m sure it’ll get cold again. 🙁 Good recipe — thanks.
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      Robyn
      February 22, 2017 at 7:13 pm

      LOL, we haven’t reached the shorts stage yet, John, but we have had a few lovely days. No doubt a teaser before we get hammered again!
      I’m absolutely loving your shrimp creole!
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    Karen (Back Road Journal)
    February 22, 2017 at 3:19 pm

    A very flavorful sounding curry and with all the topping, there is also lots of color. I think I would probably leave out the pasta, I’m sure it would still be delicious that way.
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      Robyn
      February 22, 2017 at 7:05 pm

      Thanks, Karen. I love to add Chickapea pasta because it’s so full of those nutrients we need especially in the winter months. I’ve GOT to check out your baklava!
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    GiGi
    February 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    CURRYYYYYYY!!!!! Did I tell you that when I was in Cambodia….. I ate like 20 pounds worth of CURRY. It was soo stupid good. I was in a drunken-curry stupor 3 nights in a row (we ate at the hotel buffet three nights in a row – hehe)… And um, sure, it gave me massive stomach aches and I had to run to the bathroom cause who knows what the heck they put in it, LOL, but, I DONT CARE CUZ HOT DAMN was it amazing!

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      Robyn
      February 23, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      Girl, we need to have a conversation so I can make you a curry recipe so you can eat to your heart’s content. Time for a phone chat so I can find out what works and doesn’t work for you! Curry is one of life’s best foods!

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    June
    February 25, 2017 at 10:09 am

    My husband and I have a weekly date to the Viet-Thai place so I can get my Pho and he can have his green curry! I’ve been wanting to know how to make it (Pho, I can do already, although the bone beef broth is hard to make), so I’m going to give a try.
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      Robyn
      February 27, 2017 at 5:56 pm

      I’d love to hear what you think, June, and it would be fabulous if you shared a photo with us. I love seeing what people are doing in their kitchen. Especially when they cook recipes they find here! Thanks for visiting !
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    Marla
    February 25, 2017 at 11:13 am

    HI Robyn,
    Thank you for sharing all your wonderful recipes and posts on Real Food Fridays. You have helped make Real Food Fridays a success . I hope to see you around the internet and continue to read your information. Pinned & tweeted. Be Be healthy and happy. Remember to always eat real food. I will make sure I stop by and check our your recipes.

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    Robyn
    February 27, 2017 at 5:57 pm

    Thanks so much, Marla. It’s been a pleasure to participate in you parties! I love that you promote real food and good health. I’m sure I’ll ‘see’ you around. Take care!
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