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Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

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Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 45 min
  • Servings 3
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Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

A Thai yellow curry recipe for chicken, jazzed up with pineapple and basil.

Ingredients

Curry Paste

5
stalks lemongrass
1
shallot
3
cloves garlic
2
inches ginger (roughly thumb-sized)
1/2
teaspoon cumin
1/2
teaspoon coriander
1/2
teaspoon turmeric
pinch cinnamon
pinch clove

Other ingredients

1/2
of a fresh pineapple
2
chicken breasts
1
red bell pepper
1
cup coconut milk
30
leaves of Thai basil
1
lime, juiced

Directions

  • 1 Remove the stringy outer pieces of lemongrass and slice the tender lemongrass heart into small rounds. Place all the curry paste ingredients into the food processor and process until smooth.
  • 2 Cut the pineapple, chicken and the red pepper into strips. Remove the basil from the stalks and tear the larger leaves.
  • 3 In a hot wok or frying pan, sear the chicken in some oil for about 3 minutes. Add the red pepper and cook another 3 minutes. Add the pineapple and cook about 5 minutes. Add the curry paste and cook for 4 or 5 minutes. Add the coconut milk and bring to a simmer. Lower heat and cook about 7 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in the basil and lime juice.
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Pineapple and curry amp up chicken in this twist on a Thai fave.

As prepared by The Food in my Beard,

Make an easy Thai dinner tonight with this Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry dish!

Pineapple always makes a fun addition to curry. And it pairs so well with basil that I thought it was a no brainer in this yellow curry variation.

Cutting the pineapple, red peppers, and chicken in this dish into similarly sized planks really makes this dinner pop visually, but the bright flavors are what makes it pop in your mouth. Fresh Thai basil, lemongrass, and lime juice all give this dish a fresh and unique flavor.

If you want to save time, you can use a store-bought curry paste, but I was in the mood to go from scratch. Here's how:

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Curry paste is easy to make, just toss some stuff into a food processor.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Ingredients are prepped and ready to go.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

I got a brand new wok so I was super excited to make this! I added the chicken first.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Peppers into the wok after the chicken.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Then the pineapple, followed by the curry paste.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Make sure the paste cooks a solid couple minutes so you don't get a raw onion flavor in the final dish. Finally, the coconut milk goes in.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Tasty curry.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Basil leaves finish it off.

 

Spicy Pineapple Chicken Curry

Top off with a few fresh basil leaves and some chile flakes if you want that additional kick. Serve with brown rice.

 

Dan Whalen loves making sauce in the food processor. He has been blogging for over 6 years at The Food in My Beard Check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!

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Tips  

Yellow curry paste is available in some grocery stores if you want to save time.

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