Chicken Curry in a Hurry

I don’t know why, but I always seem to forget about how quick and easy it is to make a pot of chicken curry.  Or shrimp curry.  Or whatever-you-want-to-throw-in-the-pot curry.  This is something I should make more often because not only is it quick and versatile, but my family gobbles it up every time.

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All you need is a can of coconut milk, a jar of green curry paste, chicken broth, fish sauce (if you have it, no worries if you don’t), and some chicken and vegetables.  I had some gorgeous rainbow carrots and leeks from my CSA basket to use, but you could throw in some regular carrots, red bell pepper and onion.  I think asparagus and mushrooms would also be great in this.  Use whatever you like best!

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This chicken curry takes only 15 minutes to put together.  That’s faster than ordering take-out!  Serve over rice or noodles…or rice noodles.  Enjoy!

Chicken Curry in a Hurry

Making your own curry is faster than ordering takeout!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4


  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp. green curry paste
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce optional
  • 1/3 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • Chopped veggies of choice I used 4 thinly sliced rainbow carrots and 2 chopped leeks
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • Sriracha for serving optional


  • In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, stir curry paste into the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Add chicken, fish sauce, chicken broth, and vegetables. Simmer, covered for 10 minutes.
  • Stir in fresh cilantro.
  • Serve over rice or noodles.
  • (Optional: top with Sriracha and more fresh cilantro)



  • Heather || Heather's Dish April 23, 2013 at 7:30 am

    Just pinned this – any meal that can be made in 15 minutes is perfect around here!

  • Holly April 23, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Yum! Sounds really good. Hmmm, I wonder if this could be converted to a crock pot recipe. What do you think?

  • sanfay April 23, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I printed this one. Will have to put a few things on my list. It will be easier than going to get take out. Healthier too.

  • Kathy October 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    this looks REALLY good – thanks!

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