Thai Green Curry Chicken – Quick, Easy, And Yummy

Cooking is like painting or writing a song. Just as there are only so many notes or colors, there are only so many flavors – it’s how you combine them that sets you apart. Wolfgang Puck

I started watching The Chef Show, a Netflix spin-off series from the movie Chef. Great movie, and very inspiring. The main character struggled to keep his family together as well as his career as a chef. He constantly feels like a failure because neither of the two seem to be working as he wanted. He had a stubborn boss who was opposed to change and did not feel like the restaurant menu should change, even after 10 years. He is fired from the restaurant after a series of events, and in the fallout starts a food truck. Things begin to brighten up, and he ends up reconnecting and reuniting with his family. The food truck turns into an opportunity to start a new restaurant with the help of his new partner – none other than the food critic who gave him a scathing review resulting in his crisis six months earlier.

Recipe – Ingredients

  • Chicken breast
  • Thai basil
  • Fish sauce
  • Garlic
  • Sugar
  • Bell peppers
  • Red onions
  • Black pepper
  • Lemongrass
  • Cilantro
  • Kaffir lime skin & leaves
  • Thin eggplant
  • Coconut milk
  • Bamboo shoots
  • Thai chilies
  • Salt
  • Green jalapenos
  • Shrimp paste


  • Grind all the vegetables and the spices together except eggplants, most of the bell peppers, a portion of the Thai chilies, and basil
  • Use a wok or a thick skillet on medium-high heat. add the coconut milk and let it simmer a bit. Then add the sauce you blended into the wok and let simmer until you can smell the fragrance and the color is a bit brown.
  • Boil the chicken separately for 2 to 3 mins then add to the sauce
  • Cook for 3 to 5 minutes then add the bell peppers, Thai chilies sliced in halves, and the eggplants. I used zucchini instead and added some spices like turmeric, and a little yellow curry.
  • Finally, add the rest of the basil and stir-fry for 2 minutes

Serve with rice

I am a food lover, and cooking is therapeutic for me; it relaxes me and transports me to a quieter universe away from the noisy, busy modern world. I am a Counseling Mental Health & Wellness graduate student, wife, and stepmother. I love connecting with people from different cultural backgrounds through food, fashion, wisdom, and lifestyle in general. To be continued because I am still in the process of discovering who I am as I continue this journey called life. I promise to keep you all posted in the meantime.

3 comments on “Thai Green Curry Chicken – Quick, Easy, And Yummy

  1. Marla, my wife, sauteed something like this today for company but with tofu; we are vegetarians. 🙂


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