This is my favourite curry (although Thai red chicken curry is a close second). This curry is packed full of flavour as it is truly authentic. My family has been cooking this recipe for 25 years.
1 kg fresh chicken thighs, sliced (not from frozen)
2 cans coconut milk
1 can coconut cream
4 tbsp green curry paste, homemade (see my authentic Thai green curry paste)
2-3 fresh citrus leaves (lemon is best)
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp chopped fresh chillies (no seeds)
1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves, (including the root finely chopped)
1/2 red capsicum, diced
1 small can (230 g) bamboo shoots
1/2 cup baby corn
Handful, fresh green beans
2 tbsp alfalfa sprouts
Sprinkle BK nut mix
Sprinkle Coriander, to garnish
Method Heat coconut cream in large saucepan until gently simmering. Lower heat and continue cooking until cream thickens and the coconut oil begins to simmer around the cream. The can of cream will have reduced by about half.
Add the curry paste and fry for about 6 minutes. Make sure you keep stirring, to avoid the mixture from sticking. You will know when the curry paste is cooked, when the smell deepens and the coconut oil begins to separate from it. This is the magic time to add the chicken!
Add the chicken and cook over low heat, stirring regularly for about 10-15 minutes. It’s important not to overcook the chicken, which is a common mistake with most curries. The internal temperature of chicken needs to reach 165˚F (74˚C), to be safe for eating. I check my chicken with a temperature probe (see below for the one I use).
Add the coconut milk, citrus leaves, salt, fish sauce, and coriander root. Bring to boil. Reduce the temperature to low and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until the coconut milk looks and smells rich.
Add the chillies, capsicum, beans, baby corn, and bamboo shoots and simmer gently for 6-8 minutes.
Serve with white jasmine rice. Garnishing this dish is an art, I suggest adding a bunch of alfalfa sprouts in the centre of the dish, sprinkling BK nut mix over the sprouts, and topping with freshly chopped coriander. Settle back for an amazing experience, best enjoyed with family and friends.