Healthy Chicken Recipe

Chef Ray – Massaman Chicken Curry

This is the curry for people that don’t like spice. The Massaman paste gives the meal flavour without assaulting your taste buds.

Massaman Chicken Curry

This is the curry for epole that don't like spice. The Massaman paste give the meal flavour without assaulting your taste buds.
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Australian Healthy Food Guide, Australian HFG, Chicken Recipe, Healthy Cooking, Healthy Eating, Healthy Food, Healthy Food Guide, Healthy Meal, Healthy Recipe, HFG, Massaman Chicken Curry
Servings: 4
Calories: 519kcal


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh ginger grated
  • 2 Tbsps. massaman curry paste
  • 1 Tbsp. lemongrass paste
  • 450 g sweeet potato/kumara chopped
  • 3 tomatoes chopped
  • 500 g lean, skinless chicken thigh fillets, chopped
  • 2 small red capsicums, chopped
  • ½ cup lite coconut milk
  • 200 g snow or sugar snap peas, trimmed
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 2 limes
  • ½ cup coriander leaves, plus extra to serve
  • 1 Tbsp. desiccated coconut
  • red chillies, chopped or sliced, to garnish (optional)
  • handful roasted peanuts, to garnish (optional)


  • In a large non-stick frying pan, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add ginger, curry and lemongrass paste. Cook, stirring, 30 seconds. Add sweet potato. Stir to coat.
  • Add tomatoes and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes until tomatoes soften. Add chicken and cook, stirring, for 3 minutes until lightly golden. Add capsicum and coconut milk and ½ cup water. Simmer covered for 10 minutes. Uncover and simmer further 5-10 minnutes or until sweet potato is tender and chicken is cooked through.
  • Add snow peas or sugar snaps, cook uncovered a further 2-3 minutes until bright green crisp. Add fish sauce and the juice of one lime. Adjust seasoning. Stri through coriander.
  • Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan with a lid, bring rice, 1 cup water and coconut to boil. Reduce heat, simmer covered for 10-15 minutes untilliquid is absorbed and rice is tender. Remove from heat. Leave for 5 minutes before serving.
  • Divide curry and rice amojng serving bowls. Scatter with extra coriander and chilli and peanuts, if using. Serve with lime wedges.


Ray, Kerrie; (April 2023) Add A Little Spice In Healthy Food Guide

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