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June 17, 2014 / mintcustard

Quick and simple Thai green chicken curry

 

Thai chicken curry - quick and simple

Thai chicken curry – quick and simple

With the older one back from Uni and the younger one having finished her GCSEs life is hectic in our house. Someone often has to be somewhere NOW!, needs picking up from HERE or has to borrow my car to get THERE.

This does regularly mean dinner has to be quick and simple. I do still perfer to cook just one meal and if we can I’m happier if we can sit down as a family to eat it. Now I know I could open a packet of this and slide that into the oven or the microwave but no. Now please don’t get me wrong, I’m not averse to a short cut or a helping hand. In fact, I was sent some pastes by Sainsburys last week.

Sainsburys pastes collection

Sainsburys pastes collection

Most are single flavour or ingredient pastes but one was a Thai herb paste. Ideal for making a quick and simple Thai chicken curry.

Ingredients serves 4

400 to 500g chicken thigh fillets cubed

400 to 500g chicken breast fillets cubed

1 tube Thai herb paste

1 small can coconut milk

1 stock cube or Stock Pot

1 tbsp vegetable oil

To serve

vermicelli rice noodles

vegetable oil to fry noodles

boiled rice

fresh coriander to serve

How to

  • Heat about 1″ of oil in a large pan. When shimmering, crush the vermicelli noodles in your hand and drop into the oil.
  • The vermicelli will puff up almost immediately. Scoop out and drain on kitchen paper.
Crispy vermicelli noodles

Crispy vermicelli noodles

  • In a shallow pan or wok, heat 1 tbsp of oil. Add in the chicken and seal on all sides. When sealed, squeeze in the paste and ensure all the chicken is coated.
Adding paste.

Adding paste.

  • Tip in the coconut milk and crumble in the stock cube or stock pot. Simmer gently for 15 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through when you check.
Simmer gently

Simmer gently

  • Serve on a bed of boiled rice, top with the crispy vermicelli noodles and a few sprigs of coriander.

I was sent the pastes by Sainsburys along with a voucher for any ingredients. I was not asked to write a positive post and the recipe is my own.

 

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