Simple Supper Friday: Mango Chicken Curry

mango chicken curry

One of my favorite Thai restaurants in Portland, My Thai (sorry, they don’t have a website), makes phenomenal curries. They are all gluten-free, good quality, fresh and come out piping hot. (By the way, they are really great about ANY food sensitivities/allergies at this restaurant). From time-to-time, they feature a mango curry and it is R-A-D! Jesse and I have a loving relationship with it, but rarely get to eat it or dine at My Thai, for that matter. It’s on the other side of town and not conveniently located, so it makes the concept of take-out inconvenient, but it’s fun to make a point to dine there on occasion.

Anyway, I’ve been thinking about their mango curry since the last time I had the pleasure of eating it — about two months ago or so. Finally, I got the push to replicate it since mangoes were on sale at Whole Foods last weekend. Jesse and I were pleased with the results and thought it tasted even better the next day. We will definitely be making it again…and soon!

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 yellow onion, thinly sliced into half rounds
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1.5 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs and/or breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 Tbsp red curry paste (I use this brand)
  • 1 8-oz can diced green chiles
  • 2 heads baby bok choy, chopped
  • 1 mango, sliced lengthwise into strips
  • 2-3 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh basil

Directions:

  1. Melt coconut oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and garlic, and saute a minute or so. Then add the chicken and season to taste with sea salt.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium-sized mixing bowl, whisk together the coconut milk and curry paste. Once mixed, add to the skillet with the green chilies. Cook 7-10 minutes.
  3. Lastly, add the bok choy, mango, cayenne and coconut aminos. Let cook 1-2 minutes more, until bok choy softens a bit. Then, stir in the chopped fresh basil.
  4. Serve over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles. It’s delicious with both, but I thought it was best with the zucchini.

Yields: 4-5 servings

mango chicken curry 2

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11 thoughts on “Simple Supper Friday: Mango Chicken Curry

  1. Betty Rawker May 10, 2013 / 3:35 pm

    I have always loved Thai Curries!

    Promise I don’t work for this curry company (but I totally would ♥) I recently fell in love with a locally made, additive free, range of curry pastes made in Lake Oswego. I think you would love them too! http://www.thaiandtrue.com/ They are also available at places like Whole Foods.

    And thanks for posting so many great recipes!!
    -Andrea

    • paleoinpdx May 10, 2013 / 3:41 pm

      Thanks for the info and kind words, Andrea. I actually am familiar with that brand, but don’t buy it because it contains rice bran oil, which is a major bummer. Thai Kitchen’s curry paste doesn’t have it or any other undesirable ingredients, so I always buy theirs.

      • Betty Rawker May 10, 2013 / 3:58 pm

        Oh, got ya! Good to know Thai Kitchen’s brand is A-ok. I have been making my own curry dishes forever, and for so long I was using the ones you get at Asian markets, and they usually all had some questionable preservatives. I made curry paste from scratch a few times too, but love using the pastes mixed with coconut milk for easy dinners!

  2. Linh May 25, 2013 / 10:53 pm

    Hi there,

    Came across your recipe though Chowstalker. Looks yummy!

    Was wondering how spicy this curry is? I will be using the Thai Kitchen red curry paste for the first time and just noticed that it has 3 chili pepper signs on it for “hot”. Totally a weakling when it comes to spicy stuff so thought i’d ask before i make it and not be able to handle the heat 🙂

    • paleoinpdx May 26, 2013 / 7:52 am

      Hi Linh,

      Thanks for checking out my recipe! The curry is actually not that spicy. It has a little kick to it, but it’s definitely not “hot.” I’m a medium spice kind of gal and this was just fine for me. In fact, it probably could have been even a tad spicier for me. If you’re worried, just use less curry paste and then mix more in if you feel like it’s too mild.

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