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Chicken Massaman Curry

A mild and slightly sweet curry originating from South Thailand. Delicious served with sticky Tilda Fragrant Jasmine rice.

  • 0 - 30 Minutes
  • Easy
  • Serves 2




  • 1 pouch of Tilda Fragrant Jasmine rice
  • 1/2 red chilli (de-seeded and cut into very thin matchsticks)
  • 1 spring onion, trimmed, halved and thinly shredded
  • 25g of unsalted peanuts
  • 200ml of reduced fat coconut milk
  • 100ml of hot chicken stock
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 50g of Massaman Thai curry paste
  • 250g of skinless, boneless chicken thighs cut into chunks
  • 150g of baby potatoes, halved
  • Small handful of fresh coriander, roughly chopped (there is lots of flavour in the stalks as well!)
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1/2 lime
  • Salt, and freshly ground black pepper
  • Lime wedges to garnish


  1. Place the chilli and spring onion into a bowl of ice cold water and set aside while cooking the curry.

  2. Dry fry the peanuts in a small pan for 1-2 minutes until toasted. Set aside.

  3. Place coconut milk, chicken stock, cinnamon stick and curry paste into a large saucepan and bring to the boil.

  4. Stir in the chicken and potatoes, cover and cook over a low heat for 20 minutes or until the chicken and potatoes are tender and cooked through.

  5. Discard the cinnamon stick. Stir in half the coriander, lime zest and juice and season to taste.

  6. Cook the rice according to pack instructions then arrange into individual serving dishes.

  7. Spoon over the Massaman curry. Scatter over the peanuts and remaining coriander. Drain the spring onions and scatter over the curry to serve.

  8. Serve with lime wedges to be squeezed over to taste.