Thai Green Curry

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Easy Thai Green Curry made in just 30 minutes, full of coconut milk, ginger, garlic, snow peas, avocado chunks and more is the perfect Thai takeout dish made at home!

We love Thai food including out two favorite Thai recipes, Easy Pad Thai and Pad See Ew (Thai Stir Fried Noodles).

 Thai Green Curry Recipe

Thai curries are my husband’s favorite curry because of the mild flavors and coconut milk. I’m a bigger fan of Indian curries (my heart skips a beat for Butter Chicken and Tikka Masala) because I love the bold warm spices and heavy cream.

This Thai Green Curry is so mild and fresh though, that It keeps a place in my heart I didn’t think I’d ever have. For years and years I was strictly a Pad Thai girl when we’d go out to Thai restaurants. It wasn’t until we went with a big group of people for Thai food that we ordered family style and ordered every curry dish on the menu.

The restaurant interestingly enough added avocado chunks to the green curry. Learning more about Thai curries I found that many restaurants also have Avocado curries on the menu. I tried both versions at home, but my favorite way to enjoy Thai curries is this classic green curry with added avocado chunks.

Thai Green Curry

How to cut chicken thinly:

To cut chicken thinly against the grain for wide thin pieces, freeze the chicken for about one hour. Once you do you can very easily slice the chicken very thinly against the grain. This results in chicken that looks like a piece of thick paper, wide but thin. Since the slices are so thin it will still soften back to thawed quickly.

What is in green curry paste?

Traditional ingredients in Thai green curry paste include green birds eye chilis, galangal, garlic, shallots, lemongrass, kaffir lime peel or leaves and cilantro stems. With so many ingredients it is highly preferable to buy a pre-made paste.

What vegetables can you put in a Thai Green Curry?

Traditionally thai green curry includes snow peas, carrots, baby corn and broccoli. This recipe also includes chunks of avocado.

Is Thai Green Curry spicy?

No, of all the Thai curries, Thai green curry is among the milder of the curries. The spiciest Thai curry is red curry.

Thai Green Curry

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Easy Thai Green Curry Recipe

5 from 6 votes
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Course: Main Course
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Author: Sabrina Snyder
Easy Thai Green Curry made in just 30 minutes, full of coconut milk, ginger, garlic, snow peas, avocado chunks and more is the perfect Thai takeout dish made at home!


  • 1 pound chicken breast boneless skinless, sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 cup canola oil divided
  • 1 carrot peeled and thinly sliced into coins
  • 1 cup snowpeas
  • 1 green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons green curry paste
  • 2 green onions with tops minced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons fresh ginger minced
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 lime juiced and zested
  • 1 avocado cut into 1" chunks


Note: click on times in the instructions to start a kitchen timer while cooking.

  1. Toss the chicken with the flour and add to a large skillet on medium heat with half the canola oil, cooking for 3-4 minutes until cooked through then remove the chicken from the pan and add in the remaining canola oil.

  2. Add the carrots, snow peas and green bell peppers and cook for 2-3 minutes.

  3. Remove the vegetables to the plate with the chicken.
  4. Add the curry paste, cooking and stirring for 30-45 seconds.

  5. Add in the green onions, garlic and ginger and keep stirring for another minute.
  6. Add the coconut milk, fish sauce, sugar, lime juice and lime zest then whisk to combine.
  7. Cook for an additional 5-7 minutes over medium heat.

  8. Turn off the heat, add the chicken back into the pan with the avocado chunks and stir together gently before serving.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 4 Servings, Amount per serving: 630 calories, Calories: 630g, Carbohydrates: 24g, Protein: 29g, Fat: 49g, Saturated Fat: 24g, Cholesterol: 73mg, Sodium: 517mg, Potassium: 1117mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 4275g, Vitamin C: 54.4g, Calcium: 75g, Iron: 5.5g

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  1. This is the best Thai Green Curry ever! I have made it dozen of times and its always great. Quick, easy and tasty!

    1. Wow, I’m glad it’s such a hit with you! I appreciate you taking the time to come back and let me know, Rafal.

  2. This was amazing! Been missing my favorite take out place for green curry so thought I’d try making it myself. This was exactly what I wanted. Doubled it for my family. So good!

  3. 1. Where do you get your paste from? Every paste I try doesn’t have the right flavor and is way too spicy vs the mild sweetness of what I get at the restaurant
    2. Did you add any coloring to make yours so green? Mine always comes out much more yellow orBland.
    Thank you!

  4. I don’t have green curry paste but I have the green curry simmer sauce from Trader Joe’s, I might have to try it with that so I can have it today! I have never had green curry and I love avocado so I am intrigued!

  5. There is a correction to be made. The green curry itself is the spiciest of all the curries.
    The red curry is simply red in color and is wrongly associated to spicy or danger because it is red, but it contains paprika that makes it very red and no spice to it. I make myself curries blends, many are red and non spicy for my wife.

  6. Very upset I have been sitting here for a while trying to figure out this recipe I do not understand how step one is remove the chicken from the pan ????

    1. Oh no! I’m so sorry. It looks like there was a glitch in the recipe card. Thanks for letting me know. I’ve edited it so hopefully it sticks.

    1. Sorry……I thought my first comment didn’t go through so I added a second one. The recipe deserves both of them anyway!!!

  7. We made this for dinner a couple nights ago, and were blown away with how incredibly delicious it is! Thanks for a great recipe…….can’t wait to try the pad Thai.