Massaman Chicken Curry Skillet

Massaman Chicken Curry Skillet Recipe

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Prep/Cook Time: 35 Minutes
Servings: 2
Average Rating: Star Star Star Star Star


1 tablespoon canola oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into chunks
1/2 small red onion, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons Thai red curry paste
2 teaspoons fish sauce
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 cup low sodium chicken stock
1 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup crushed unsalted peanuts
1 cinnamon stick
1 bay leaf
1/4 cup cilantro leaves

  1. Heat the oil in a deep, nonstick skillet set over medium-high heat. Season the chicken evenly with salt and pepper. Cook chicken for 3 minutes per side or until browned; transfer to a plate.
  2. Stir in the potatoes, onion, curry paste, fish sauce and ginger. Pour in the chicken stock and coconut milk; bring to a boil. Stir in the peanuts, cinnamon stick and bay leaf. Add the chicken back to the skillet. 
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until the potatoes are cooked through and the sauce is thick; discard bay leaf. Sprinkle with cilantro before serving.


  1. To crush the peanuts, place them in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are so finely chopped they're almost a paste.
  2. Fish sauce is prepared from fermented anchovies and salt, and is commonly used in Thai and Vietnamese cuisine. If unavailable, it can be replaced with soy sauce. Fish sauce can typically be found in the Asian section of most grocery stores and is inexpensive. It has a strong aroma but provides excellent savory flavor. 

  • Serving Size 1 chicken breast, 1 cup curry

  • Servings Per Recipe 2

  • Amount Per Serving (* % of Daily Value)

  • Calories 385

  • Total Fat 17g (26%)

  • Saturated Fat 5g (25%)

  • Trans Fat 0g

  • Cholesterol 66mg (22%)

  • Sodium 1089mg (45%)

  • Total Carbohydrate 32g (11%)

  • Dietary Fiber 4g

  • Sugars 6g

  • Protein 33g

  • Vitamin A 6%

  • Vitamin C 34%

  • Calcium 24%

  • Iron 14%

  • * Percent of Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

    ** This is a representation of the nutrition label. The actual nutrition label may vary slightly.

Mardi Smith - Newtown, CT 6/24/2014 10:56:46 PM
We doubled this recipe. It was EXCELLENT. There was plenty of sauce. In fact I might double the recipe and add an extra breast next time.
joyce guiliano - phila, PA 6/19/2014 6:53:17 AM
We tried it and found it to be a one pan wonder. My husband added a little hot sauce to step it up a bit. We found it easy and using the fozen Perdue skinless and boneless chicken breasts made it faster.

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