The Best Thai Panang Chicken Curry Recipe | Yummly

The Best Thai Panang Chicken Curry

Joy Malecki: "Absolutely fantastic! I’ve made it twice - first…" Read More
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  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs (chopped)
  • 1 small onion (peeled and chopped)
  • 1 red bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 1 orange bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 ounces red curry paste (can Panang)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 12 kaffir lime leaves (crushed)
  • 13.5 ounces coconut milk (can thick, unsweetened)
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup thai basil leaves (or sweet basil)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium35% DV850mg
    Fat34% DV22g
    Protein53% DV27g
    Carbs2% DV7g
    Fiber8% DV2g
    Calories330Calories from Fat200
    Total Fat22g34%
    Saturated Fat17g85%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat200
    Total Carbohydrate7g2%
    Dietary Fiber2g8%
    Vitamin A25%
    Vitamin C90%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Joy Malecki 5 months ago
    Absolutely fantastic! I’ve made it twice - first with chicken breasts and then with chicken thighs. I preferred the breasts because I felt they absorbed the flavor better. Also, first time I added 12 of the double Kaffir leaves as I did not know that they should be counted separately. Lol. It tasted a bit like a citronella candle, but even so, the recipe was so good I made it a second time (with 12 single leaves). I used the brands you recommended in your blog and they were perfect. Thank you!
    Tim Sheridan 6 months ago
    Excellent flavor and very easy ! Will be making it again
    Jim Popadak 2 years ago
    A little too watery for me.
    Barbara Stefańska 2 years ago
    Exactly the thai taste we have looked for! Personally a bit too spicy for me but my husband was in seventh heaven! We had not been able to find this taste out of our kitchen for a long time!
    Mo D. 2 years ago
    Also couldn’t find the kaffir lime leaves but the dish still came out great. I used a store bought red curry paste (not specifically Penang curry paste) and it turned out quite spicy!
    Laurent Huot 2 years ago
    Very simple and extremely tasty. I would recommend throwing in a few Thai chili peppers for those who like their Thai food with a little kick.
    Donna Hughes 2 years ago
    Easy and delicious, even though we could not find fresh kaffir leaves!
    Fabian 2 years ago
    I took Limettes instead of lime leaves, because my shop has no ones
    Jason B. 2 years ago
    This is crazy good! I doubled the onion, added potatoes, carrots, and squash (basically emptied what I had on hand). I was worried there wouldn't be any spice but the curry took care of that well. As good as or better than 80% of the Thai restaurants I have been to.