Lemongrass Chicken Curry

10 minutes
2 hours
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:30 g
Carbohydrates:5 g
Protein:16 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 5

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. In a medium sized soup pot, melt 1 tablespoon of ghee over medium heat.
  2. Add the chopped onion to the pot and saute until translucent.
  3. Add the minced ginger to the pot, and saute until the ginger softens. Season with 1 tsp of salt.
  4. Add the garlic cloves to the pot, and saute for 1 minute, then add the curry paste and red pepper flakes, and turn the burner down to medium/low heat. Stir the onion, ginger, and garlic with the curry paste to combine.
  5. Add the coconut milk to the pot and stir to combine, then add the chicken broth to the pot and stir to combine.
  6. Add one tablespoon of coconut aminos, and two drops of fish sauce, and stir to combine all of the ingredients.
  7. Add the lemongrass stalk to the sauce, turn the heat down to low, cover and simmer until you have the chicken ready to add.
  8. Remove the skin from 5 chicken thighs, and cut off any excess chicken fat to keep the sauce from being too fatty.
  9. Place the chicken thighs, bone side down in the pot, and turn the heat back up to medium. If the sauce is boiling, turn the heat down slightly. You want the heat up enough to cook the chicken, but not too much that the sauce will reduce.
  10. After the chicken has cooked for 15 minutes, flip the chicken so that it is now bone side up.
  11. While the chicken is cooking, saute the carrots, zucchini, and red bell pepper in a skillet over medium heat in about half a tablespoon of ghee. Season veggies with a pinch of salt.
  12. After the chicken has cooked in the curry sauce for 25 minutes, add the veggies to the pot, and stir to combine all ingredients. Turn the burner down to low heat, and cover but leave the lid cracked, allowing air to flow so that the sauce doesn't boil.
  13. Let the sauce simmer for another 20 minutes. While the sauce is simmering, you can saute the grated cauliflower in half of a tablespoon of ghee, seasoned with salt and pepper. Saute the cauliflower for about 5-7 minutes, or until it is just tender. You want to make sure you don't overcook the cauliflower, because it will then become mushy and will no longer have that "rice-like" texture.
  14. After the sauce cooks for the additional 20 minutes, remove the lid, and turn the heat up to medium high so that the sauce will reduce slightly.
  15. Once the sauce has reduced slightly (about 1/2 an inch to 1 inch reduction) and is now a bit thicker, turn the heat back down to low, and you can remove the chicken from the sauce.
  16. Using two forks, shred the chicken into pieces, and discard the bones.
  17. Add the shredded chicken back into the sauce, and stir to combine.
  18. To serve, plate the chicken curry over the cauliflower rice, and enjoy.

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  1. lizzie beth
    November 15, 2013

    There’s nothing more authentic than premade curry pastes like Mae Ploy or Aroy D, and have no cheat ingredients – sugars – in them. They’re easy to find at Asian markets, or on Amazon for very reasonable prices, around $5.50 for just under a pound of paste, and they last forever. I always keep 4 or 5 on hand because they make the base for quick, super delicious meals that taste like I ordered takeout.

    1. November 18, 2013

      Lizzie: Awesome! Thanks for the tip!

  2. lillypick
    January 30, 2014

    I loved this, I followed the recipes apart from coconut aminos which I just can’t seem to source in the UK! Both my husband, me and my son loved this – it was so so tasty. It was also just as tasty (if not more!) for my lunch the next day.

  3. Suismoi
    March 4, 2015

    I made this for my family and for another family last night, changing the recipe for mine because of our more-limited-than-usual diet right now. (I simply had to delete the fermented ingredients.) My family thoroughly enjoyed ours and the other said that it was “amazing.” It was intimidating to make 2 of these at once, but it worked out okay once I took a few deep breaths and dove in. Thank you for a spectacular recipe. I just found out about your site and this is my first of your recipes. I am so hooked.

  4. TLCart
    July 2, 2015

    This dish was spectacular!! I made it over cauliflower rice and my daughter and I loved it!!

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