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Thai Massaman Curry with Chicken
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
50 mins
A simple traditional Thai massaman curry with chicken. Delicious and full of flavors! Gluten and dairy free too!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Servings: 4
Calories: 599 kcal
Author: Vicky Berman
  • 3 tablespoons oil
  • 2-3 tablespoons massaman curry paste
  • 2 chicken thighs and 1 chicken leg or use all thighs (use tofu for vegan version)
  • 2 inch ginger peeled and julienned
  • 1 1/2 cups coconut milk
  • 3/4 cup stock
  • 2 potatoes cut into 1 inch cubes or sweet potatoes
  • 2 onions cut into 8 wedges
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce use gluten free tamari for vegan version
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons palm sugar or 1 tablespoon white sugar
  • 4 tablespoons home made tamarind paste made by rubbing fresh tamarind in water and then draining to remove the seeds and bits
  • 4 tablespoons roasted peanuts
  1. Over medium heat add oil to a pot. Add curry paste and stir until aromatic.
  2. Add chicken and lightly sear, 2 minutes, until lightly browned.
  3. Add half the coconut milk and bring to a boil and let it simmer for 3-4 minutes or until it thickens.
  4. Add remaining coconut milk and simmer until it thickens.
  5. Add 3/4 of the stock, potatoes, onions and ginger. Let simmer 15 minutes, covered with a lid. Stir occasionally.
  6. Add fish sauce, sugar, salt, tamarind paste and peanuts. Simmer for 10 minutes. (Curry should be semi thick, so if it gets too thick/dry add some stock).
Nutrition Facts
Thai Massaman Curry with Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 599 Calories from Fat 387
% Daily Value*
Fat 43g66%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 55mg18%
Sodium 1509mg66%
Potassium 1046mg30%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 1320IU26%
Vitamin C 18.2mg22%
Calcium 102mg10%
Iron 7.7mg43%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.