Rating: 3.13 stars
858 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 117
  • 4 star values: 145
  • 3 star values: 371
  • 2 star values: 181
  • 1 star values: 44

Settle in for the night with this cozy curry that gets to the table quickly and gets cleaned up even faster.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a 5-quart Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat oil over medium-high. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Working in two batches, cook chicken until browned, 6 to 8 minutes; transfer to a plate (chicken will cook more in step 2).

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  • To pot, add coconut milk, broth, 1/2 cup water, and curry paste; bring to a boil, and stir in rice. Add chicken (with any juices), arranging pieces in a single layer. Cover, and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, without stirring, until rice is almost tender, 15 minutes.

  • Scatter bell peppers and green beans on top of chicken mixture; cover, and cook until vegetables are crisp-tender, 8 to 10 minutes. Serve with lemon wedges on the side.

Cook's Notes

You'll find Thai red curry paste (which keeps indefinitely in the refrigerator) and coconut milk in the Asian-foods aisle. For a spicier dish, stir in a bit more curry paste.

Reviews (55)

858 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 117
  • 4 star values: 145
  • 3 star values: 371
  • 2 star values: 181
  • 1 star values: 44
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2018
I've made this twice. Added a hit of fish sauce, a hit of brown sugar, fresh basil on top. Delish. Not sure where the negative comments about "greasy" came from. There's no grease involved! I used boneless, skinless chicken and it was great!
Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2017
Nope. Bland and greasy
Rating: Unrated
04/27/2016
Ugh. I wish I had read the reviews before making this--greasy, bland, mushy. Possible improvements: remove the skin before cooking, use a leaner cut of meat, quadruple the curry paste, add some fresh ginger towards the end. As it is, the rice cooks for so long while you wait for the chicken to cook to a temp where it won't give you salmonella that it basically disintegrates.
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Rating: Unrated
01/20/2016
Horrible. Greasy and flavorless, plus way too much liquid for the amount of rice. By the time the liquid had been absorbed/evaporated the rice was just mush. I don't think any amount of tinkering can fix this one.
Rating: Unrated
01/07/2015
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01/07/2015
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Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2014
Rating this review based on how I improvised so you have to be creative here and really read other reviews so that you have a clue on how to make this taste good. #1 - use coconut oil instead and omit water, #2 - double and a half the red curry paste (I used 5 teaspoons), #3 - I also substituted zuchini AND added onions (saute them in chicken pan before adding liquids) and then threw all veggies on top and just waited for the rice to cook. It's not necessary to wait and then put veggies later.
Rating: Unrated
11/18/2013
DELICIOUS!!! This is now a staple recipe in our house - it also freezes very well. I use coconut cream instead or coconut milk and double the red curry paste.
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
I love how simple this recipe is! The first time I made it, it was too bland for us. I now use a seasoning from Penzey's to up the spice factor without adding much more heat. I also add walnuts at the end...which mimics a favorite dish at a local Thai restaurant in my town.
Rating: Unrated
04/24/2013
I made this exactly as stated and there was too much liquid for 1 cup of rice and it ended up being a soupy mush. I would suggest reducing the liquid. 1 cup of Jasmine rice only needs 1 1/2 cups liquid total. I did not like the green beans with the red peppers. I think zucchini would be a better combo. I did add onion and that was good. I also tripled the curry sauce and that part was very flavorful. I will make it again but will reduce the liquid, add zucchini and increase the curry sauce.
Rating: 4 stars
03/19/2013
Overall, a pretty yummy recipe. But I made sure to read the reviews before cooking this meal. I did as others suggested, added onions, more thai curry paste, and some additional spices. It was still a bit bland for my liking...I'll definitely spice it up more in the future. And I would recommend using chicken breast pieces rather than leg pieces. Not my favorite cut of meat. I also threw in some spinach right at the end...very good! But overall, it was delicious and cozy!
Rating: Unrated
01/04/2013
Here's what I did and it was YUMMY: Browned 6 drumsticks in a heavy pot with olive oil and S&P Added can of coconut milk, 1.5C broth, 4tsp curry paste, 3 smashed garlic cloves, juice and zest of 1 lime, 1T fresh ginger (galangal if I had it), 1 chopped onion, and a few splashes of fish sauce 350 oven for 1.5 hours Add 1.5C rice, stir after ten minutes Add green beans and red pepper, stir and cook for another 10 min or until rice/veggies are cooked
Rating: Unrated
09/01/2012
I never write a recipe review but...this one changed my mind. I read all the reviews and had some doubts on making this but, wanted to do something different so I thought what the heck. If you want it spicier add more curry paste as stated in the chef's note, I did. some comments on lack of coconut taste, I added 1/4 cup of shredded coconut. Drain the fat off after browing the chicken, very important with a dark meat dish. No problem with the skin on if drained! I was a big hit at my house.
Rating: Unrated
08/01/2012
I was unsure about this recipe reading all the reviews, but I ended up with a tasty, toddler friendly, comfort food dish. I was very satisfied. I followed the advice of the reviewers previous to me and took the skin off of my chicken. I also cooked the dish for an extra 5 minutes covered and 10 minutes uncovered. I found the dish flavorful enough, but I enjoyed it eating it with hot sauce. The amount of curry paste listed will make the dish mild and kid friendly but still tasty.
Rating: Unrated
07/27/2012
I love this, but you HAVE to make some adjustments. No skin on the chicken, needs way more red curry paste than it calls for, I put in a few tablespoons, and definitely needs salt and pepper added. When that is all done, it is actually quite good!
Rating: Unrated
07/25/2012
Agree that following this recipe exactly results in a mess. I ended up reducing the broth by half and using coconut cream instead. I also added in about 5 teaspoons of red thai curry and about 2 tablespoons of salt and pepper. Pretty tasty. Fresh coriander on top made it even yummier.
Rating: Unrated
02/25/2012
I should have read the reviews! Martha has never steered me wrong like this before! http://allergyfreefoods.tumblr.com/post/17997649516/this-was-really-making-the-most-out-of-a-comedy-of
Rating: Unrated
10/14/2011
I followed this recipe exactly, and it had absolutly no flavor. Very disappointing. The recipe does not mention anything about leaving the skin on the chicken, so I went ahead and left on the skin which of course made a greasy mess. The rice was soaked in fat, and my husband and I could not eat this dish.
Rating: Unrated
09/19/2011
Why I love recipe websites: the reviewers give you the real lowdown. Anyone who makes this as printed will be disappointed in a sad, pallid mess. Besides throwing in the kitchen sink that others suggested (great lashings of peanut butter, fresh ginger, regular coconut milk, cilantro) I also dialed it up with sauteed sliced onions, garlic, and baby carrots. If I made it again, I'd also take the last reviewer's suggestion and add fresh lime juice and fish sauce! As I made it it was delicious!
Rating: Unrated
09/18/2011
I've been making Coconut Chicken Red Curry for years and right off the bat, this recipe is missing key Asian flavours which gives it the sweet-sour-spicy contrast: sugar, lime juice, Fish Sauce, garlic, and ginger. It is a MUST that the Curry paste be cooked slightly to release the spicies before any liquids are added, otherwise the flavours will not blend.
Rating: 1 stars
08/04/2011
Wasn't our favorite.
Rating: 2 stars
07/10/2011
I don't know if it has to due with using brown Jasmine rice, but this took a lot longer to cook than the recipe called for. I thought it tasted just ok but my Aunt really liked it. Different tastes I guess.
Rating: Unrated
01/25/2011
New to Marth'a recipes, but enjoying the App. Seems like most of the 'quick' recipes are lacking something, maybe to keep recipes as simple as possible--fewer ingredients?? Anyway like others suggested, use boneless thighs
Rating: Unrated
04/28/2010
As noted by others, I would add boneless, skinless breasts or thighs. I would also add more of the curry paste. I just added hot sauce which spiced it up. I also used asparagus which was quite nice.
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2010
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Rating: Unrated
03/01/2010
A great, easy recipe that will go into monthly rotation. I made a few substantial changes as follows: 1) used 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1" chunks; 2) added 2" gingerroot peeled
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2010
A great, easy recipe that will go into monthly rotation. I made a few substantial changes as follows: 1) used 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1" chunks; 2) added 2" gingerroot peeled
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2010
A great, easy recipe that will go into monthly rotation. I made a few substantial changes as follows: 1) used 1lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 1" chunks; 2) added 2" gingerroot peeled
Rating: Unrated
03/01/2010
This was a great
Rating: Unrated
02/23/2010
I made this last night and I think Simone-K is right... it does need more Red curry Paste. A lot more. It's just sort of bla without it. I am bummed that I didn't see her comment before I cooked. Also - I'm not sure what I think about using chicken legs. I'd prefer using a better cut of meat. That's my two cents!
Rating: Unrated
03/23/2009
To get the flavor, you need much more Red Curry Paste. I used 2-3 TABLSPOONS. But but be careful, this does add spice! We loved that it was so easy to make. I also added snow peas, since I like more veggies, in addition to the greenbeans and peppers. Delish!
Rating: Unrated
03/19/2009
I made this last night and i wasnt super happy with the outcome. It was very soupy- and for the last 10 minutes cooking in the receipe (plus an additional 20 minutes) I cooked it uncovered hoping it would thicken. I say add more rice
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Not as flavorful as I would have liked it to be. I added a can of tomatoes, grated ginger, an extra few tsp. of curry, and 2 tbsp. peanut butter (chunky) for a thai-peanut taste. Next time I would probably add some cilantro at the end too.
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Not as flavorful as I would have liked it to be. I added a can of tomatoes, grated ginger, an extra few tsp. of curry, and 2 tbsp. peanut butter (chunky) for a thai-peanut taste. Next time I would probably add some cilantro at the end too.
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Not as flavorful as I would have liked it to be. I added a can of tomatoes, grated ginger, an extra few tsp. of curry, and 2 tbsp. peanut butter (chunky) for a thai-peanut taste. Next time I would probably add some cilantro at the end too.
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Not as flavorful as I would have liked it to be. I added a can of tomatoes, grated ginger, an extra few tsp. of curry, and 2 tbsp. peanut butter (chunky) for a thai-peanut taste. Next time I would probably add some cilantro at the end too.
Rating: Unrated
03/05/2009
Not as flavorful as I would have liked it to be. I added a can of tomatoes, grated ginger, an extra few tsp. of curry, and 2 tbsp. peanut butter (chunky) for a thai-peanut taste. Next time I would probably add some cilantro at the end too.
Rating: Unrated
01/28/2009
I was really disappointed in this recipe, especially after so many positive reviews. I found it quite tasteless even after quadrupling the curry and adding red pepper flakes. I may try to make it again with whole-fat coconut milk. Better luck next time.
Rating: Unrated
01/19/2009
I also had to use 2 cups of rice. It was like soup with only one. I'm so surprised that only one other person has mentioned this problem. I also had to add more curry. I used red peppers instead of green and also added zucchini and onions....it was fantastic!
Rating: Unrated
01/07/2009
I agree the 1-2 tsp is Not even close to how much the recipe needs. I used over 4 tsp. and it was PERFECT. soooo good. my boyfriend loves the taste. I love how easy it is!
Rating: Unrated
12/08/2008
So rich, creamy and full of flavor!!! I put in 3 tbsp of curry paste which made the curry just pop! Also instead of jasmine rice I added brown rice and I cooked the rice for 30 min before I added the chicken as brown rice takes such a long time to cook through.
Rating: Unrated
12/07/2008
A favorite of ours - the second time I made it, I added twice as much curry paste, and a little more salt. My husband asks for this every week, and takes the leftovers to work - he loves it.
Rating: Unrated
11/11/2008
It was perfect and quite easy! I asked my kids (ages 6
Rating: Unrated
11/04/2008
This recipe worked out great for me. I had to substitute broccoli since some family members don't like green peppers and we used basmati instead of jasmine rice but it was still very yummy.
Rating: Unrated
10/20/2008
Concept is good, but taste needs boosting. We could barely detect 2 teaspoons of curry, so we'll boost that next time. But we couldn't taste the coconut milk really either. More milk, less broth? Everybody was reaching for the salt shaker. We used frozen edamame instead of green beans, which worked.
Rating: Unrated
10/20/2008
Thai curry over rice is one of our favorite dishes and this was an excellent alternative - and even better on a cold day when we're wanting some comfort food. Kind of like a Thai paella... I used skinless thighs and tons of green beans. Maybe the kind of curry paste matters because unlike a previous poster 2 tsp was plenty (and we like it hot). Also, the amount of rice was just right.
Rating: Unrated
10/14/2008
I made this last night for my family. It was a bit of a disaster. By the end, the chicken wasn't done and the rice was lost in all that liquid. I think the recipe meant 2 cups of rice. The flavor was good though it needed some salt. By the time the chicken was cooked through (and I used thighs instead of quarters), the rice was way over cooked. In the future, I will make again with the rice steamed seperately and served with the chicken mixture. Good idea, but something in the recipe is off.
Rating: Unrated
10/08/2008
Underwhelming. I used 2 teaspoons of red curry paste but could have used 4- we could barely detect the flavors. Also, it was more work than it was worth to try to cut up slippery chicken legs in a sloppy pile of rice. Using chicken breasts or boneless thighs might have been better. I won't make it again, though- might as well make a real curry.
Rating: Unrated
10/08/2008
Underwhelming. I used 2 teaspoons of red curry paste but could have used 4- we could barely detect the flavors. Also, it was more work than it was worth to try to cut up slippery chicken legs in a sloppy pile of rice. Using chicken breasts or boneless thighs might have been better. I won't make it again, though- might as well make a real curry.
Rating: Unrated
10/06/2008
Hi Null, You'll always find the nutritional information in the magazine, right underneath every recipe. At the moment, we're not posting that information online. Best, Adina Everyday Food
Rating: Unrated
10/05/2008
We really liked this dish, but I think I'll drain off some of the chicken fat after browning the legs next time--with all that rendered fat, it was a little greasy. That said, I'll definitely make this again: easy-to-find ingredients (and not too many of them), fast prep, easy-clean-up, and really great flavor. What's not to like?
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2008
i made this last night, and my husband and i gobbled it up! we LOVED it! i would definitely make it again. i made a few changes - smaller pieces of chicken breasts, more beans, and i used regular coconut milk because i didn't have light. it gave it such a sweet tang. awesome.
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2008
i made this last night, and my husband and i gobbled it up! we LOVED it! i would definitely make it again. i made a few changes - smaller pieces of chicken breasts, more beans, and i used regular coconut milk because i didn't have light. it gave it such a sweet tang. awesome.
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2008
i made this last night, and my husband and i gobbled it up! we LOVED it! i would definitely make it again. i made a few changes - smaller pieces of chicken breasts, more beans, and i used regular coconut milk because i didn't have light. it gave it such a sweet tang. awesome.
Rating: Unrated
10/03/2008
i made this last night, and my husband and i gobbled it up! we LOVED it! i would definitely make it again. i made a few changes - smaller pieces of chicken breasts, more beans, and i used regular coconut milk because i didn't have light. it gave it such a sweet tang. awesome.