Yellow Curry Chicken

A favorite of mine at Phong Lan. This recipe comes close, but you have to have good curry.


  • potatoes
  • carrots
  • shallots
  • celery
  • zucchini
  • yellow curry paste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • chicken breast, cut into chunks
  • chicken broth
  • 2 T fish sauce
  • 1 T brown sugar
  • bay leaf
  • lemon zest
  • thai basil


Peel & par-boil potatoes & carrots.

Fry shallots, celery, & zucchini in veg oil, remove.

Fry yellow curry paste (or red curry paste & yellow curry powder, equal portions of each) in same oil.

Add coconut cream & bring to gentle boil.

Add chicken & coat w/ sauce 1 or 2 min.

Add ½ - 2 c chicken broth (depending on how much needed), 2 (or 4) T fish sauce, 1 T brown sugar, bay leaf, lemon zest, Thai basil.

Add potatoes, & veggies.

Cook 'til chicken done.

About 1 min before done add juice of ½ lemon.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes


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