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Thai Peanut Coconut Curry Chicken - the sauce in this dish is amazing! There's an instruction video too - just click on the picture

Thai Peanut Coconut Curry Chicken (Gai Pad Nam Tua)

All you need is some steamed rice to go with this dish. If you like, serve some stir-fried vegetables or a refreshing salad too.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 344 kcal


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 slice ginger peeled and minced, about 2 teaspoons
  • 1 tablespoon Thai red curry paste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 scallions cut into 2" lengths
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts crushed, or 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons organic sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 cups broccoli florets steamed or blanched for 2 minutes


  1. Combine the garlic, ginger and red curry paste in a small bowl and rub on chicken pieces. Set aside for 20 minutes.
  2. Heat wok or large skillet and add oil. Add scallions and saute for 1-2 minutes. Remove and reserve. Add chicken pieces, browning on both sides. You may have to do this in a few batches. Return all chicken pieces to pan and add crushed peanuts, sugar, fish sauce, coconut milk and water. Bring to a simmer, then cover and cook on medium-low for 10 minutes. Add broccoli florets and cook until heated through.
Nutrition Facts
Thai Peanut Coconut Curry Chicken (Gai Pad Nam Tua)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 344 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 143mg48%
Sodium 414mg18%
Potassium 627mg18%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 700IU14%
Vitamin C 29.5mg36%
Calcium 52mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.