Thai Green Curry Chicken for the Instant Pot

So a few weeks ago we did Red

Now we have Green… I loved this recipe that a patient of mine made and gave me so much I asked if it worked for Green Thai curry as well… I happen to love Green Thai curry and any time I am at a Thai restaurant that is what I order. The patient (actually the patient’s mom) told me that they tried it with the green curry paste seen below but it just wasn’t as good somehow as with the red. I was on a mission and so I think with a few small changes I figured it out… Here I present my modified recipe for Green Thai Curried Chicken! (insert trumpet sounds here)


Here are the ingredients you will need for this Thai Green curried chicken – while some are a bit odd they are all easy to find at your local Loblaws.

1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs

3 tbsp green thai curry paste (Thai Kitchen)

1 can coconut milk

Sambal Oiek (hot sauce see pic below) 1 Tbsp

Fish sauce 2 Tbsp

2 Tbsp brown sugar

1 Tbsp lemon juice

Onion – one small chopped finely

4 lime leaves (see PC black label jar in picture below – can be found in herb section at Loblaws)

1 can bamboo shoots

small head broccoli and half head cauliflower broken into small florets

green pepper, oyster mushrooms, king oyster mushrooms and enoki mushrooms (most Asian grocery stores have these fresh but you can use canned too)

But substitute the thai red for thai green curry paste in this recipe!


As with the red curry the instant pot makes this super easy and very tender and tasty though I think you could do it in a large pot on the stove or wok. Here are the directions for this Thai green curried chicken with the Instant Pot:

Place 1/2 a can of the coconut milk and half a jar of the Thai green curry paste in the instant pot and mix – Saute for 2 minutes.

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Add the rest of the coconut milk and whole chicken thighs and set to pressure cook on the highest setting for 4 minutes.

Do a quick release.

Here I took scissors and cut up the chicken into bite sized pieces without removing it from the pot.

Add the rest of the ingredients, stir and saute until the veggies are cooked to your desired amount of cooked-ness and you are done.

So easy, super fast. Really the hardest part was the chopping of veggies.

This time I served it rice-less for myself and with white rice for the hubby.

So good.

In case you want the original link to the red thai curry here it is:

Healthy Air-Fried Chicken Strips

Do your Kids love fried chicken?

So both my little kid (9 years old) and big one (46 years old) LOVE fried chicken. But, both of them know very well that it isn’t good for them… So when I asked the big kid (aka my husband) about buying an Air Fryer, he was all for it.

Now, you gotta understand… I love kitchen gadgets, and cooking. But mostly kitchen gadgets.

For the hubs to agree so quickly to a new gadget is kinda unusual. He usually gets annoyed when I get one, or at least rolls his eyes – its about lack of space really. Don’t get me wrong, I get it anyways and he tolerates my silly quirks because, well tough – right?

The motivation here is really eating healthy

Ok so we are also trying to eat really well at home. Trying to cut down drastically on sugar and cut out wheat where we can for the kiddo. Add more veggies and fruits… you know the drill. I was trying to come up with some things he can take to school when I decided to try my hand at home made chicken strips- here is a recipe I tried in the brand new air-fryer for Healthy Fried Chicken that uses no flour and only a few ingredients.

This one is kid tested and approved and is really great tasting – though the coconut flour makes the fried chicken taste a bit sweeter than “normal” fried chicken…


Here are the ingredients for the healthy fried chicken

1 tsp canola or avocado oil

4-8 chicken thighs (boneless skinless)

1 egg


coconut flour

Spices as per your taste


Here are the simple directions for Healthy Fried Chicken

cut thighs into strips – I really just cut them lengthwise in half. Salt and pepper each side then dip in egg wash and then flour. Place in basket of air fryer and place oil in bottom of air fryer container. Set air fryer for 360F and cook for 10 minutes then stop and flip or shake and cook an additional 10 minutes.

Healthy Fried Chicken!

Thats it. Hope you try it! Let me know what you think!