Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry


"This is a quick, easy, and authentic Thai curry dish that's sweet and very spicy. I became addicted to the dish at a local restaurant and then worked to duplicate it at home. I think I've got the taste and presentation pegged. I'm guesstimating on the amounts since I don't measure much when I cook. Feel free to adjust to taste."

Ingredients 50 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 623 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 623 kcal
  • 31%
  • Fat:
  • 34.5 g
  • 53%
  • Carbs:
  • 77.5g
  • 25%
  • Protein:
  • 20.3 g
  • 41%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 781 mg
  • 31%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring rice and water to a boil in a pot. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer 25 minutes.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together curry paste and 1 can coconut milk. Transfer to a wok, and mix in remaining coconut milk, chicken, fish sauce, sugar, and bamboo shoots. Bring to a boil, and cook 15 minutes, until chicken juices run clear.
  3. Mix the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, and onion into the wok. Continue cooking 10 minutes, until chicken juices run clear and peppers are tender. Remove from heat, and stir in pineapple. Serve over the cooked rice.
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This recipe is OK, but when I was in Thailand I learned the Thai style of making curry in a cooking class. For a much more authentic taste, do this: First step: Sautee the curry paste in vegetable oil, then add the meat. At this point, you're only cooking the paste and the chicken in oil. This "activates" the spices in the paste. After the meat starts to cook (about halfway done) add the coconut milk. This method makes the curry much more flavorful. Trust me on this. I learned it from a Thai chef, and it works. Also, if you can get your hands on some Kaffir lime leaves (also called bergamot) use them--add a few leaves chopped finely into the curry just when it's done. This is an essential ingredient in Thai cooking.


Excellent, thank you for this great dish! I've made Thai curries before, so I made a few minor alterations. First, heat about 1 TBSP of vegetable oil in large skillet or wok over high heat. Stir in the red curry paste and stir briskly, until it "foams". Add the coconut milk, then add chicken. Cook on high heat for about 4 minutes. Add the veggies and cook another 3-4 minutes. The recipe here calls for cooking the veggies too long: remember that in the traditional Thai and Chinese cuisine, they don't cook the veggies until they mush, there is still some crispness left. This is a keeper!!!! Oh, and I omitted the sugar; if I were to add sweetness, would just use the pineapple juice.


Update: Second time making this dish.I almost forgot how great this dish is. TIP*If you like a thicker sauce try making a paste/slurry by mixing 2 TBS.flour with 2TBS water and mix well.Then stir it into the sauce towards the end. It thickens up beautifuly! I remembered thinking it was way to soupy the last time i made it so this time i only used one can of coconut milk.The sauce was quit thin so being that i only used 1 can of coconut milk, i combined 1 TBS. flour with 1TBS water and stired it into the sauce towards the end . IT WAS SOOOOO good!! REVIEW FROM APRIL 17 2006: DELICIOUS!!Made this for dinner tonight. Thank heavens i read other reviews and didnt use 1/4 of concentrated curry, which is the one i ended up buying. I used about 1 TBS and it was just about the perfect level of spiciness for me. I cant even begin to imagine what 1/4 cup would have done!! I think i would have to literally call the Fire DPT! I could only find green curry so thats what i bought. I believe thats what they use in alot of thai dishes anyway. I would definitely make this again!!