Simple Thai Chicken Curry

Gluten free │ Dairy free │ Vegetarian/Vegan Alternative Provided │ Nut free  │ Paleo Alternative Provided

Thai Chicken Curry

Serves: 4 Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 2 cups long grain basmati rice*
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • 500g free-range chicken breasts, sliced into strips**
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 500g pumpkin, finely diced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 head broccoli, cut into florets
  • 2 Tablespoons red curry paste* (ie. Regal Thai)
  • 1 cup liquid vegetable stock* (ie. Massel)
  • ½ cup water
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 can coconut milk* (ie. Ayam or TCC)

* If you own a Thermomix (or Bellini), I recommend using your own homemade varieties of these ingredients. I use the Thermomix ‘Red Thai Curry Paste’, ‘Vegetable Stock Paste’ recipes, and Quirky Cooking ‘Coconut Milk’ recipe. This will make for a more nutrient-rich dish.

* Paleo/Grain free Alternative: omit rice
** Vegetarian Alternative: omit chicken


  1. Boil water in kettle. Add basmati rice to rice cooker and cover with boiled water for quicker cook time.
  2. Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large fry pan, over medium heat. Add chicken and cook until brown. Set aside.
  3. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons oil and sauté onion until brown.
  4. Chop vegetables. Add pumpkin and carrot to the cooked onion, along with the curry paste, vegetable stock and water.
  5. Cook with lid on for about 8-10 minutes, until pumpkin softens. Add more water if necessary.
  6. Add chicken back in. Pour in coconut milk, lemon juice and add spinach and broccoli florets. Simmer with lid off for about 3-4 minutes, stirring a couple times.
  7. Serve over rice (or on its own), and enjoy these delicious Thai flavours!

Note: this dish can also be made using beef strips instead of chicken.


  1. This curry is delicious. Easy to make and comes out great. Fantastic and filling

    • So glad to hear, Emma :) I also love it!

  2. This is so yummy! I have made it many times now and when I don’t have all the vegetables listed, I just use whatever I’ve got in the fridge and it’s still soo tasty.
    A great family meal!