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Healthier, Easy Thai Chicken Curry- Chiang Mai Style

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“I love this dish. It's called Chiang Mai Curry with Chicken. I learnt this when I was at the 'Chiang Mai Thai Cookery School'in Thailand. The reason it is healthier than the other Thai curries is that it doesn't contain coconut milk. I usually whip this dish up when friends come a-calling and they love it! It can be a tad spicey- it all depends on the type of red curry paste you use. It's really easy to prepare (takes about 10 minutes, the rest of the time is the marinating time.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix chicken with curry paste, fish sauce, palm sugar and curry powder. Mix well. And leave for 30minutes (or longer).
  2. Put oil in a wok and saute the chicken and marinade until the outside of the chicken starts to turn white.
  3. Add water and bring it to the boil.
  4. Add 3/4 of the peanuts, 3/4 of the ginger and tamarind juice. Simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce becomes thick (add more water if the sauce is too thick).
  5. Garnish with remaining slices of ginger and peanuts.
  6. Serve with steaming rice.

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