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30-Minute Red Curry Chicken

4 servings Prep time: 10 min

I love a 30-minute meal and I love curry, so I put the two together for this Red Curry Chicken Skillet. Boneless, skinless chicken thighs make an excellent and easy-to-prepare protein source and they acquire tons of flavors from all the delicious herbs and spices in this recipe.

Red curry paste offers plenty of medicinal benefits, from anti-inflammatory and immunity-supporting properties to boosting digestive and circulatory function. 

I love adding in green beans and layering it over a bed of cauliflower rice for additional fiber and phytonutrients. 

Wishing you health and happiness, Mark Hyman, MD

30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Easy Healthy Recipe


Chicken Curry

  • 8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons gluten-free red curry paste
  • 1 (13.5-ounce) can light coconut milk
  • 2 cups halved green beans
  • 10 large basil leaves
  • Salt to taste

Cauliflower RIce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons avocado oil
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 ¾ cups frozen cauliflower rice (a 16-ounce bag)
  • Salt to taste

Pickled Shallots

  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1 large lime, juiced

Garnish (optional)

  • Lime wedges
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Fresh cilantro
  • Thinly sliced fresh Thai red pepper (for heat)


Step 1 30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Healthy Recipe

Step 1

Place 2 two large deep cast iron skillets over medium-high heat. Start with the chicken curry section of the recipe. Once the pan is hot, add the chicken thighs and brown on all sides for about 7 minutes.

Step 2 30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Healthy Recipe

Step 2

While the chicken is cooking, move on to the cauliflower rice section. In the other skillet, add the avocado oil along with the minced garlic and sea salt and cook for 10 seconds, then make sure to add the cauliflower rice immediately so that the garlic doesn’t burn. Keep stirring until the cauliflower rice is ready, about 5 minutes.

Step 3 30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Healthy Recipe

Step 3

While the chicken is still browning, make the pickled shallots by adding all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix everything together. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 4 30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Healthy Recipe

Step 4

To the chicken skillet, add the shallots, salt, and curry paste and stir for about 3 minutes until combined.

Step 5 30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Healthy Recipe

Step 5

Add the coconut milk to the chicken skillet and bring to a boil; once boiling reduce heat to medium and cook for 7 minutes.

Step 6 30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Healthy Recipe

Step 6

After 7 minutes, add the green beans to the chicken and cover the pan. Cook for 3 more minutes.

Step 7 30-Minute Red Curry Chicken Healthy Recipe

Step 7

Remove from heat and add the basil. Stir, and serve over cauliflower rice, topped with optional garnishes.

Nutritional Information

Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories: 437, Total Fat: 24g, Saturated Fat: 7g, Cholesterol: 180mg, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 41g, Carbohydrates: 19g, Sodium: 802mg, Sugars: 7g, Net Carbs: 14g

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