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Chicken Massaman Curry
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Chicken Massaman Curry

Tender pieces of curried chicken, potatoes, carrots, and onions in a rich flavorful massaman coconut curry base.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken masaman curry, masaman curry, thai curry, Thai food, Thai recipe
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 508kcal


  • 1 Dutch Oven


  • 4 oz. Massaman Curry
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 cans full fat coconut milk
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 2 tbsp. chopped cilantro plus a little more for garnish
  • 1 tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 2 tbsp. Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Worchester Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Lime Juice (fresh squeezed)
  • 1 cup julienne red bell peppers. (150g)
  • 2 cups sliced onions (200g)
  • 3 cups diced red or yellow baby potatoes (500g)
  • 1 cup diced carrots (130g)
  • 1 tsp. curry powder
  • 1 lb. chicken breast, cut into small pieces.


  • In a Dutch Oven, heat the Massaman curry paste in a small amount of oil for 2-3 minutes or until fragrant.
  • Add the coconut milk, chopped cilantro, fish sauce, Worchester sauce, and lime juice. Bring to a simmer on medium heat. Turn the heat down and simmer.
  • Saute the onions and red peppers on medium heat in 1 tbsp of oil. until translucent about 2-3 minutes. Add to the curry sauce.
  • Add the potatoes and carrots and simmer until the potatoes are soft.
  • While the curry is simmering, sprinkle the chicken breast chunks with the curry powder. Then sear in 2 or 3 small batches. Set aside.
  • When the potatoes are soft, add the seared chicken and julienne red pepper strips to the curry and cook until the chicken is cooked through and the red pepper strips are cooked but still a little firm.
  • Serve over cooked Jasmin rice with some cilantro as garnish and a wedge of lime.



Make the curry ahead and let it sit overnight in the fridge.  Reheat the before serving.  The curry is almost better the next day. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 508kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 452mg | Potassium: 967mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 3279IU | Vitamin C: 41mg | Calcium: 50mg | Iron: 5mg