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Roasted Green Chicken Curry



4 portion(s)

Green Curry Paste

  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon white pepper corns, (or ground white pepper)
  • 3 long green chillies, roughly chopped
  • 2 onion shallots, peeled and halved
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 2cm piece of fresh turmeric, (10g), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 bunch fresh coriander, root part only (serve leaves with curry)
  • 6cm piece of fresh galangal, (30g), peeled and roughly chopped
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves, torn into pieces
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, white part only, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon shrimp paste
  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil

Roasted Green Chicken Curry

  • 1/2 quantity green curry paste
  • 20 g palm sugar, roughly chopped
  • 1 400ml tin coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 4 Kaffir lime leaves
  • 1 stalk lemongrass, bruised with base of spatula
  • 8 chicken thighs, bone in, skin on and trimmed (or just ordinary thigh fillets)
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • sea salt, (optional)
  • sliced cucumber and fresh coriander, to serve
  • cooked rice, to serve (see Everyday Cookbook)

Recipe's preparation

    Curry Paste
  1. Add coriander seeds, cumin seeds and white peppercorns (if using) to clean, dry TM bowl. Dry roast 5 minuts/Varoma/speed1 MC off. With MC on, mill 1 mintue/speed 9 or until finely ground.

  2. Add ground white pepper (if using) and all remaining ingredients to TM bowl and process 5 seconds/speed 9. Scrape down and repeat until a smooth paste forms. Set aside half of the curry paste for the curry and store the remaining half in the fridge or freezer.

  3. Roasted Green Chicken Curry
  4. Preheat oven to 180˚C. Add palm sugar to clean, dry TM bowl and grate 5 seconds/speed 10. Tip into baking dish. Add curry paste, coconut milk, fish sauce, lime leaves and lemongrass to baking dish and mix to combine. Rub the chicken with salt (optional) and place in the baking dish skin side up.

  5. Cover dish with a tight fitting lid or aluminium foil and roast for 1 hour. Increase the temperature to 200˚C, remove foil and roast for a further 35-40 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through and the skin is crispy. Skim any fat from the surface of the sauce and stir through the lime juice. Serve with fresh coriander, sliced cucumber and cooked rice.


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Cooking time will vary depending on your oven and the size of chicken thighs used to adjust time accordingly to ensure the chicken is not over or under done.

Fresh galangal and fresh turmeric can be found at Asian grocers or specialty spice stores - it is well worth sourcing these ingredients as the flavour is absolutely amazing! Fresh galangal and turmeric freeze will so when you see them, grab some - that way you will always have them on hand.

Don't have fresh spices? No worries. It's the particular flavour combination that makes this dish a winner so, although fresh turmeric/galangal and freshly roasted/ground spices will give a greater depth of flavour, pre-ground or dried spices should still give a delicious result.

Original recipe from Issue 69 Donna Hay Magazine. Adapted for Thermomix by Erica Noble.

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  • Yummy!! Thanks for posting

    Submitted by ArwensThermoPics on 13. April 2014 - 14:42.

    Yummy!! Thanks for posting Erica!!

    Cooking from scratch  www.arwensthermopics.com

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  • Delicious!!!

    Submitted by BeccaLee on 20. September 2013 - 05:35.


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  • Every time I make this I'm

    Submitted by chrishumphries on 21. August 2013 - 09:15.

    Every time I make this I'm blown away by the fantastic flavours!!!  Managed to find all the fresh spices so roasted them all this time - amazing Big Smile

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  • very delicious! i had to

    Submitted by jaybel87 on 4. August 2013 - 21:01.

    very delicious! i had to improvise with mostly dried/packaged ingredients, due to lack of fresh ingredient availability but still turned out wonderfully!

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  • Thanks Chris! We were all

    Submitted by Erica Noble on 19. June 2013 - 08:16.

    Thanks Chris! We were all blown away by the flavour as well. I must say though that all credit for the recipe has to go to Donna Hay... I just wrote it in Thermie language and posted it up here so that everyone else can make it and go "WOW" too tmrc_emoticons.)It think it's the flavour combination that's important so, although fresh turmeric/galangal and freshly ground spices would have a more intense flavour, dried and pre-ground would still give a great result. I've written this in the tips section, thanks! Cooking 6

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  • Wow, this dish is absolutely

    Submitted by chrishumphries on 18. June 2013 - 21:39.

    tmrc_emoticons.) Wow, this dish is absolutely delicious Erica!!  I couldn't find fresh tumeric and only had coriander seeds that I'd ground previously so didn't do any roasting of spices but it was still fantastic!  Thanks so much for sharing this recipe!!

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  • Oh my. The flavours in this

    Submitted by Erica Noble on 17. June 2013 - 09:11.

    Oh my. The flavours in this curry are absolutely amazing!! Hubby and dinner party guest were suitable impressed tmrc_emoticons.) It's definitely worth sourcing the fresh ingredients.

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