Two simple ingredients (Thai Green Curry Paste and coconut milk) makes for a fantastic dish. This low carb Thai green chicken curry uses only chicken and baby chestnut mushrooms and is served over the fabulous konjac (shirataki) ‘rice‘. I use the Eat Water range, which is available online – or at Holland & Barrett (who often have penny-sales). Enjoy this lovely, quick curry with freshly chopped coriander sprinkled over..
Remove the konjac rice from the packaging and rinse very well under cold, running water. Do not be alarmed by the strange smell – just keep rinsing. Place the rice into a large pan of hot water and simmer on low while you make the curry.
Heat the olive oil (or lard) in a wok and lightly season the chicken with salt. Fry the chicken pieces until golden on the outside, turning regularly. (Its OK if they are still raw on the inside - we return them to the pan later to cook through.) Remove the chicken pieces with tongs and set aside, leaving the fat in the wok.
Add the mushrooms to the wok and cook, shaking the wok regularly until they too have caramelised. Remove from the pan and set aside.
Add the Thai Green Curry Paste to the wok and cook for 30 seconds. Shake the tin of coconut milk very well, then open and tip into the wok. Use a silicon whisk (to avoid scratching your pan) and whisk well to combine the coconut milk and curry paste.
Add the kaffie lime leaves and cook for 5 minutes over high heat - the mixture will start to reduce.
Return the chicken and mushrooms to the pan and reduce to a simmer, cooking for 10-12 minutes. Once the mixture is sufficiently reduced, it will be thick and creamy and coat the chicken and mushrooms. Remove the wok from the heat.
Drain the rice in a sieve and divide between two warm bowls. Pour over the thick, creamy chicken curry (discarding the kaffir lime leaves) and garnish the bowls with chopped coriander.
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Since olive oil is somewhat unstable when heated, I do advise you select lard to fry food. It's inexpensive and can be found in the same aisle as butter.
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Low carb Chicken Thai Green Curry (Keto; Paleo; Dairy-free)
Monya Kilian Palmer
5 Based on 5 Review(s)
Macro Details per serving
Nutritional Information per serving
Calories 599Kcal / 2506kJ
Fat 44g of which saturates 35g Carbohydrates 11g (for my US readers, these are what you refer to as net carbs. See below*) of which sugars 3.8g
*Note for US readers: The recipes on this site show the carbohydrates which should be counted on keto (in this case: it's 11g). Here in the UK, our nutritional breakdown information displays a carbohydrate count that has already had the dietary fibre subtracted (and displayed separately) - and it’s indicated this way throughout the site. In short, you need not subtract anything further.
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