Chicken Red Curry Stir-Fry with Green Beans Recipe

Leela Punyaratabhandu

Note: Adjust the amount of red curry paste according to your taste and heat tolerance. In general, the red curry paste that comes in a plastic tub is spicier than one that comes in a can. A handful of Thai basil leaves can be stirred into the stir-fry at the last minute before serving.

Recipe Facts

Active: 15 mins
Total: 15 mins
Serves: 2 servings

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  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste

  • 1/4 pound green beans, trimmed diagonally into 1-inch slices

  • 1/2 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut against the grain into thin slices

  • About 1 tablespoon fish sauce, more or less to taste

  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar

  • 1 tablespoon oyster sauce

  • Plain water, optional


  1. Heat oil in a 10-inch wok or skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add curry paste and cook, stirring constantly and pressing curry paste against bottom of pan until fragrant, about 30 seconds.

  2. Add green beans and increase to high. Cook, stirring and tossing constantly until beans are just beginning to turn tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Add chicken, 2 teaspoons fish sauce, sugar, and oyster sauce. Stir to combine.

  3. Cook until beans are tender-crisp and chicken is barely cooked through, about 1 minute longer. Taste sauce and add more fish sauce if desired. Thin with water until sauce barely coats all the meat and vegetables but is not soupy. Transfer to a serving platter and serve.

Special equipment

Wok or skillet

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
301 Calories
11g Fat
12g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 2
Amount per serving
Calories 301
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 96mg 32%
Sodium 1388mg 60%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 16mg 78%
Calcium 61mg 5%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 487mg 10%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)