Easy Paleo Red Chicken Curry

Jul 20, 2020 | Chicken, Soups and Stews

This Easy Dairy Free Paleo Red Chicken Curry is made with creamy coconut milk, red curry paste, zucchini ribbons, and squeeze of fresh lime! One of my favorite paleo dinners.

 

This Easy Dairy Free Paleo Red Chicken Curry is made with creamy coconut milk, red curry paste, zucchini ribbons, and squeeze of fresh lime! One of my favorite paleo dinners.

Easy Paleo Red Chicken Curry

Let me tell you a little bit about my relationship with Thai Curry.

There is a place in New York’s Greenwich Village called Top Thai where I once ate 6 nights in a row (and then 4 nights in a row about a month later.) I would walk in and they’d laugh at me because I’m the “no rice green curry girl.” And you know what? It’s a reputation I’m ok with. I dream about getting that curry back in my life pretty much every night, and one day when I live in the city it’ll be a staple in my diet.

Their Green Curry is the most wonderful thing on the planet– and I say that as someone who cooks a lot of curry and has been known to Door Dash it quite often when in need of comfort food. I definitely consider myself a Doctoral-level expert on curry, even if I can’t cook it quite as well as the pros. I’m more of an expert on eating it I guess.

So anyways, I’m a long way from Top Thai right now while I’m quarantined in Arizona so I’ve had to take matters into my own hands. And while I’d never lie and tell you that this is just as good, my Paleo Red Chicken Curry recipe can at least fill a temporary void in the meantime.

 

How to make curry:

I’ve made a bunch of curry recipes throughout the last few years, but I find that the more I work on them the better they get—and there are so many ways you can get creative with them! It’s honestly a super easy process too. You just saute your chicken, add your veggies, pour in your curry paste and coconut milk (with a few other things like broth and lime), let it all simmer and that’s pretty much it! It’s really one of the easiest dinners out there.

What you’ll need to make Dairy Free Red Chicken Curry:

  • Coconut oil
  • Garlic: I use the fresh stuff and mince it (can use a bit of powdered if needed)
  • Diced onion
  • Ginger: Fresh ginger is always the way to go in my book: it’s the best flavor add and has the best health benefits!
  • Carrots, julienned
  • White mushrooms, sliced
  • Zucchini sliced into ribbons (or spiralized): You can even chop these up if spiralizing isn’t your thing!
  • Boneless skinless chicken breasts: thinly sliced into strips; you could sub another meat or tofu if you want to get adventurous
  • Full fat coconut milk: Don’t skimp on this and use low fat! It won’t be the same
  • Low sodium chicken broth: just a regular bone broth or plain chicken broth will do! Use vegetable broth if making this vegan
  • Red curry paste: I use Thai brand curry paste
  • Coconut aminos (or soy sauce): I use coconut aminos in so many of my recipes–they’re a natural way to add sweetness and a soy-sauce taste to dished while keeping everything gluten/grain free
  • Lime: I love adding a fresh squeeze of lime to offset the spicy curry
  • Chopped fresh cilantro: I’m one of those people who loves cilantro but if that’s not your things it’s ok! Just skip over that ingredient.
  • Chopped scallions, for serving

Tips for making Easy Paleo Red Chicken Curry:

  • Use good quality coconut milk—I like to use the full fat stuff for the extra flavor
  • Don’t skimp on the curry paste! This is the big flavor add.
  • If you’d like a green or yellow curry, you could swap the red curry paste for green or yellow curry paste. They have subtle taste differences but are all delicious!
  • Don’t be intimidated–this is one of the easiest yet most flavorful dishes!

 

This Easy Dairy Free Paleo Red Chicken Curry is made with creamy coconut milk, red curry paste, zucchini ribbons, and squeeze of fresh lime! One of my favorite paleo dinners.

Other Paleo Curry Recipes:

Dairy Free Paleo Red Chicken Curry

This Easy Dairy Free Paleo Red Chicken Curry is made with creamy coconut milk, red curry paste, zucchini ribbons, and squeeze of fresh lime! One of my favorite paleo dinners.

COURSE Main Course
Cuisine Thai
PREP TIME 10 minutes
COOK TIME 25 minutes
TOTAL TIME 35 minutes
SERVINGS 4

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 inch fresh grated Ginger
  • 4 large carrots julienned
  • 1 cup white mushrooms sliced
  • 2 zucchini sliced into ribbons or spiralized
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts thinly sliced into strips
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tbsp red curry paste
  • 3 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce
  • juice from 1/2 lime
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced (for serving)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add in onion, ginger, and garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add carrots and sauté for 2-3 minutes to soften, then add chicken strips to the skillet and sauté for 6-7 minutes, or until no longer pink. Once chicken is cooked add in zucchini and mushrooms and saute for 2-3 minutes to soften.
  3. Pour in coconut milk, curry paste, broth, coconut aminos, and lime juice and stir well to combine. Bring the curry to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer for 5 minutes.
  4. Add in cilantro and simmer for 4-5 more minutes to soften.
  5. Divide into 4 bowls, top with extra cilantro and lime wedges, and enjoy!

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