Quick green curry chicken with peanuts

Quick green curry chicken with peanuts

This is a quick and easy low-carb Thai-inspired dish, perfect for a weeknight. A smooth and creamy coconut sauce with lovely flavors from curry and peanut butter.

Quick green curry chicken with peanuts

This is a quick and easy low-carb Thai-inspired dish, perfect for a weeknight. A smooth and creamy coconut sauce with lovely flavors from curry and peanut butter.
USMetric
4 servingservings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. (1½ cups) 230 g (350 ml) yellow onion, cut into thin wedgesyellow onions, cut into thin wedges
  • 10 oz. 280 g fresh broccoli
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 lb 450 g cooked chicken breast (without skin), slicedcooked chicken breasts (without skin), sliced
  • 14 oz. 400 g unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1½ tbsp 1½ tbsp green curry paste
  • 2 tbsp 2 tbsp unsweetened peanut butter
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1½ oz. 45 g salted peanuts finely chopped, for topping

Instructions

Instructions are for 4 servings. Please modify as needed.

  1. Peel the lower part of the broccoli stem with a potato peeler or a small sharp knife. Cut the remaining broccoli into thin rods lengthwise, so that the florets and the stem are still joined together.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok or a sauté pan, over high heat. Fry the broccoli and onion for a few minutes, stirring frequently, until crisp-tender.
  3. Add the chicken breast, coconut milk, curry paste, and peanut butter to the wok. Stir together, and let it simmer for a few minutes to enhance the flavors. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Just before serving, sprinkle each dish with chopped peanuts! Enjoy.
 

Tips

If you don't have any leftover chicken for this recipe, you can add the raw sliced chicken in the wok before the vegetables. Season with salt. Or you can buy a rotisserie chicken. You can also substitute the chicken with seafood. 

Skip the peanut butter and peanuts if you want to lower your carbs, or if you don't tolerate legumes.

 

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17 comments

  1. Doreen
    It would be great if you had a "print my recipe" next to recipe. When one prints the recipe we have to print all the stuff at the bottom of the page wasting ink and paper. I only want the recipe on a nice page and not all the other stuff.

    Thank you, love your site.

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  2. Kristin Berglund Team Diet Doctor

    It would be great if you had a "print my recipe" next to recipe. When one prints the recipe we have to print all the stuff at the bottom of the page wasting ink and paper. I only want the recipe on a nice page and not all the other stuff.

    Thank you, love your site.

    Hi Doreen!

    Use the print icon right above your comment, next to the Facebook and Pinterest icons. That way, all you get is the picture and the recipe.

    Good luck!

  3. Tamara
    This dish is aaaamaaaaaziiiiing! I followed it to a T & it came out perfectly. No need for a side dish, very filling on its own.
  4. Kathy
    Super tasty!! Part of the success may be with the base green curry paste. I finally found a good one (Thai and True, Oregon US). Used 2 tbsp of paste with 2 tbsp of Adam's peanut butter. So good, my 13 year old had seconds! Highly recommended for a quick and easy mid-week meal, especially with leftover chicken or turkey. No sides required...
  5. Trish
    yummy! used coconut milk(not the coconut cream) and the full amount of pb and green curry. thought it was filling without the zucchini or shirataki
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  7. Penelope
    This is AMAZING!! I am not a big fan of coconut but this tastes sooo good
  8. Ewa
    one of my top favourite I made my own peanut butter and instead curry paste I used curry powder and it was aaaaaamazing!!!! I love This site !!!!!!!!!!!!
  9. RoAnn
    I am following the diet - going on the third week but my body is not in the ketosis stage yet. Please advise
  10. Robin
    Just made this tonight and was fantastically surprised by the amazing taste. The only change I made was to use red curry instead of green curry because that's what I had on hand. I thought I would eat 2 servings because it tasted so delicious and was surprised to hardly eat 1!! Very filling! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
  11. Yvonne
    Made this last night, absolutely delicious.
  12. Enrico
    Is the chicken supposed to be cooked before adding it in? It seems like just adding raw chicken and let it simmer "for a few minutes" won't cook it through.
    Reply: #13
  13. Kristin Parker Team Diet Doctor

    Is the chicken supposed to be cooked before adding it in? It seems like just adding raw chicken and let it simmer "for a few minutes" won't cook it through.

    Yes, the ingredient list specifies cooked chicken.

  14. Andrea
    great recipe! love it! and so did the kids!
  15. Serrena McDonald
    Whole family loved this. Made as per recipe except browned raw chicken breast cubes first. Added the rest of the ingredients and simmered for 15mins and the brocolli remained crisp. Served on zoodles. Amazing dish.
  16. Andrea
    I added fish sauce to add to the flavor! Was great!
  17. matthew.felicidario
    Learn from my mistake: be sure to use UNSWEETENED coconut cream. I bought the Goya brand coconut cream and didn’t notice that it had a whopping 18 g net carbs per serving, with 12 servings per 15 oz can. We didn’t notice until after we devoured our servings. I should have known something was up with how sweet it tasted. I never would have suspected the 17g of added sugar per serving. My wife and I were so close to our 2 month keto milestone, but no way we aren’t kicked out of ketosis.
    Reply: #18
  18. Kerry Merritt Team Diet Doctor

    Learn from my mistake: be sure to use UNSWEETENED coconut cream. I bought the Goya brand coconut cream and didn’t notice that it had a whopping 18 g net carbs per serving, with 12 servings per 15 oz can. We didn’t notice until after we devoured our servings. I should have known something was up with how sweet it tasted. I never would have suspected the 17g of added sugar per serving. My wife and I were so close to our 2 month keto milestone, but no way we aren’t kicked out of ketosis.

    Good reminder to always check labels and ingredients! Thanks!

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