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5-2 Diet Recipe: Thai Green Chicken Curry and Rice

Cooking is one of Eileen's passions, and she hopes that you'll try out her recipes and enjoy them.

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This is a very delicious, easy to make Thai green chicken curry that I'm sure you and your family will love. The curry itself comes in at a very low 245 calories, which is half the amount of the calories allotted on your fasting day, leaving you room for rice or—if you're anything like me—some garlic naan bread to accompany this. Just be careful to check the calories on the naan that you buy as some of them are very heavily calorie laden.

Ingredients

Serves 6

  • 450g / 1lb Free Range Chicken Breasts, skinless
  • 200g / 8oz Organic New Potatoes
  • 100g / 4oz Organic Green Beans
  • 400ml can Coconut Milk
  • 1 rounded tbsp Thai Green Curry Paste
  • 2 tsp Thai Fish Sauce, also known as Nam Pla
  • 3 Kaffir Lime Leaves, finely shredded
  • A handful of fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 Organic Garlic Clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp Vegetable or Sunflower Oil
  • 1 tsp Caster Sugar

Instructions

  1. Cut the new potatoes into chunks and rinse in cold water to get rid of any starch.
  2. Trim the ends from your green beans and cut into halves.
  3. Boil the potatoes for 5 minutes and then pop in the green beans and cook for another 3 minutes and then drain and put aside.
  4. In a wok or large frying pan, heat the oil until very hot, put in your Thai Green Curry paste and crushed garlic and cook for a few seconds.
  5. Turn down your heat to low to medium and add your coconut milk letting it come up to a gentle bubble.
  6. Stir in the nam pla/fish sauce, caster sugar and the chopped chicken breast, cover and simmer this gently for about 8 minutes, longer cooking will make the chicken tough and you want this beautifully tender to complement the velvety sauce.
  7. Take your reserved potatoes and green beans and add them to the curry to heat through.
  8. Meanwhile, finely shred your kaffir lime leaves and basil, retaining some for garnishing the finished dish. Note: If you don't have fresh leaves you can use dried crushing them if they are whole.
  9. Remove from the heat and garnish with the remaining leaves.

If you do your preparation beforehand, you will find that the dish will only take about 20 minutes to cook which is quicker than most of today's ready prepared meals and it definitely tastes a hundred times better, plus you know exactly what went into your meal.

Comments

Diane taber on April 01, 2019:

Just want some really nice recipes and here we have a lovely curry one I’m definitely going to try and cook this. In a meal this week for us.

Eileen Goodall (author) from Buckinghamshire, England on January 30, 2013:

The chicken in this is wonderful, I think sometimes we all overcook chicken, this is almost poached and cooked to perfection.

newusedcarssacram from Sacramento, CA, U.S.A on January 30, 2013:

The recipe is quite simple, but the chicken looks absolutely delicious.

Susan from India on January 28, 2013:

This looks yummy.

Rob Winters on January 28, 2013:

Love a good thai curry, looks tasty :)

Eileen Goodall (author) from Buckinghamshire, England on January 28, 2013:

Glad to be of service Riviera Rose - let me know what you think after you've cooked it - such an easy recipe it's a breeze! If you fancy more of an Indian taste you can always use an Indian paste and omit the lemongrass, one of my favourites is Garlic Pickle which is also amazing mixed with mayonnaise for fabulous sandwiches.

Riviera Rose from South of France on January 28, 2013:

Looks delicious, I adore Thai food. That's two recipes of yours today that have made my mouth water! :)

Eileen Goodall (author) from Buckinghamshire, England on January 28, 2013:

Lots of good vitamins in potato skins, and these are lovely new potatoes that have just appeared in the local shops :D

Faith A Mullen on January 28, 2013:

This looks amazing! I like how you left the skins on the potatoes. Saves time and looks beautiful.

Eileen Goodall (author) from Buckinghamshire, England on January 28, 2013:

Glad you all like it :D

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on January 28, 2013:

Very nice and delicious and the best part is, it is low in calories. Thanks for sharing.

LaThing from From a World Within, USA on January 28, 2013:

With all those exotic ingredients it's bound to taste delicious! Have to give it a try..... Thanks for sharing, Eileen!

Eileen Goodall (author) from Buckinghamshire, England on January 28, 2013:

Thank you Carol it is really lovely and so quick to make.

carol stanley from Arizona on January 28, 2013:

Love curry..and this sounds delicious...I like all the organic! Voting up and pinning.