Massaman Chicken Curry

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recipe by Joanne Kenny

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    Total Time
    1hr 0mins
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based on 1 ratings

It's a one pot dinner, easy and so tasty. Best made a day or two in advance.

recipe updated Oct 8, 2019


  • Onion icon
    1 (140g)
  • Massaman curry paste icon
    Massaman curry paste
    1 tbsp (16g)
  • Coconut milk icon
    Coconut milk
    400ml (1¾ cups)
  • Fish sauce icon
    Fish sauce
    2 tbsp (30ml)
  • Kaffir lime leaves icon
    Kaffir lime leaves
  • White sugar icon
    White sugar
    1 tbsp (13g)
  • Chicken breast icon
    Chicken breast
    2 (225g)
  • Potato icon
    1 (173g)
  • Green beans icon
    Green beans
    220g (about 1¾ cups)
  • Peanuts icon
    1 tbsp (9g)


  • kCook icon Wooden spoon
  • kCook icon Large mixing bowl
  • kCook icon Serving plate
  • kCook icon Saucepan
  • kCook icon Glass measuring cup

Step preview

  1. Add onion to a clean saucepan
  2. Fry slowly until light golden
  3. Add massaman curry paste to the saucepan
  4. Mix in then set aside
  5. Add coconut milk, fish sauce, kaffir lime leaves and white sugar to a clean glass measuring cup and mix
  6. Transfer mixture to saucepan
  7. Simmer - low heat
  8. Add chicken breast, potato and green beans to a clean large mixing bowl
  9. Transfer content of large mixing bowl to saucepan carefully and mix
  10. Simmer - 40 min, low heat
  11. Transfer content of saucepan to 2 serving plates evenly
  12. Sprinkle with peanuts
  13. Serve
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