I love Thai food, and when it comes to chicken, it has be green curry chicken. The first thai dish I made was green curry chicken. I love the taste of the coconut and green curry flavours. A paleo thai green curry is no different. The flavours and rich and there is a slight sweetness that makes it amazing. It goes very well with plain steamed rice which puts the focus solely on the green curry.
There was a time when all recipes insisted that you make the curry paste. No more. I just picked up a bottle of thai green curry paste. The same goes for coconut milk. Canned coconut milk is great, just make sure to avoid the fat free or reduced fat coconut milk cans.
PALEO THAI GREEN CURRY CHICKEN RECIPE
serves 6 (refrigerates and freezes quite well)
1kg skinless boneless chicken breast
180g Thai green curry paste
1 can quality coconut milk
1 Tbsp fish sauce
2 tsp brown Sugar
1 Tbsp soy sauce
First prepare the zucchini. Cut off the top and bottom and then slice 1/2 to 1/4 inch slices. If the zucchini is small then leave them or if it is larger then slice them in half.
Cut the chicken into one inch thick slices and set aside.
Heat some coconut oil in a pan and medium to high heat. When the pan is hot add your curry paste. My curry paste was 180g and I added the entire bottle. How much of it you use is up to you. If you like a nice strong green curry taste then the full bottle, if not half should do.
Fry off the paste for about two minutes. Some of the paste might get stuck to the pan, don’t worry, it will all come off later.
Add the chicken and fry for two minutes.
Add the coconut milk and reduce the heat to medium and leave it for about ten minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Add the zucchini and cook for about five more minutes.
You can now put the fish sauce, soy sauce and sugar in. Most sauces are different in strength so taste it and balance the flavours out to your liking but adding a little at a time of whatever you think is missing.
There you go. Serve with a nice potion of steamed rice and you have an amazing meal that keeps well in the refrigerator.