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Fresh ginger, coconut milk and basil are the base of this fragrant Thai green curry chicken recipe. Fluffy white rice is all you need to complete the meal. Perfect for weeknights when you want something quick and delicious.

Thai Green Curry Chicken with Snow Peas

  • Author: Lisa
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 4-5 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Chicken and snow peas in a fragrant spicy Thai curry sauce.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced fresh ginger root (from a 2-inch piece)
  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced crosswise into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 can unsweetened coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup low salt chicken broth
  • 3 tablespoons store-bought Thai Green Curry Paste*
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Thai fish sauce
  • 1-2 red chili peppers, seeds and ribs removed, finely chopped - I love using red fresno peppers. Thai red chilies or red jalapeño peppers are also great choices.
  • 1/3 cup packed fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves
  • 8 ounces snow peas (about 2 1/2 cups), stringed
  • 6 green onions, trimmed and thinly sliced crosswise
  • Optional Garnish:
  • Additional chili peppers, sliced crosswise
  • A sprinkle of slivered basil
  • Suggested Accompaniment
  • Cooked white rice
  • *Note: See post for green curry paste recommendations. Also note that store-bought curry pastes differ dramatically in heat, so add 1 tablespoon at a time and test for your desired amount of heat.


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat until hot but not smoking. Stir-fry onion and ginger for two minutes or so, until fragrant. Add sliced chicken and stir fry for 3-4 minutes until it all loses its pink color. Transfer chicken and onions to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Add coconut milk, chicken broth and curry paste to the skillet. Bring to a boil. Lower to a gentle simmer and cook for 3 minutes or so, to thicken the sauce. Stir in sugar, fish sauce, basil, cilantro and chopped chili peppers. Return chicken to skillet and cook, stirring, for a minute. Add snow peas and simmer gently for 3-4 minutes longer, or until chicken is cooked through. Remove from heat. Stir in scallions. Season with a little salt, to taste.
  3. Serve with rice and garnish with chili peppers and basil, if you like.
  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Category: Lunch or Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: coconut curry chicken and snow peas, Thai green chicken curry with snowpeas