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Red curry chicken "Kaeng phed kai", the easy recipe

by Pierre To
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Red curry chicken "Kaeng phed kai

Here is a recipe for red curry chicken, a popular Thai dish that is easy to make but reserved for those who like spicy food, " Kaeng phed kai "means " kaeng "curry," phed "or spicy 'phette' and kai "chicken.

So if you don't like or can't eat spicy food, it's best to skip it and remember the words may pette " not spicy, words that you can use in your travel to Thailand.

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Red curry chicken "Kaeng phed kai
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Red curry chicken, the easy recipe

The famous recipe for Red Curry Chicken, beware, this is a spicy dish for thrill seekers only!
Of course you can also replace the chicken with tofu, shrimp or pork.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main course
Cuisine: Thai: whole country
Keyword: Curry, Red curry, Chicken
Servings: 4


Ingredients for the red curry chicken

  • 4 chicken breasts sliced
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of green onions
  • 1 pod garlic
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste Asian shop or here
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 250 ml coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • A few chopped coriander leaves
  • 1 handle cashew nut
  • A few basil leaves


Preparation of the red curry chicken

  • Chop the onion, green onions and garlic and set aside.
  • Heat the oil in a wok and add the curry paste.
  • Fry the garlic, onion, green onions, chicken, salt and mix well.
  • Stir in the coconut milk, sugar and coriander as you go.
  • Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes over low heat, stirring until the meat is cooked.
  • To finish, garnish with cashew nuts and basil.
  • Serve with rice.


And that's it, bon appétit!

Video recipe for red curry chicken

Here is another way to prepare a red curry:

See also :

Massaman curry: the recipe for one of the best Thai curries

Khao Soy, a curry noodle soup, a Chiang Mai delicacy

Thai green curry with coconut milk: the recipe

10 delicious Thai dishes not to be missed, what to eat in Thailand

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