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Test Kitchen Approved

Cambodian Lemongrass Chicken Curry

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice founder

Prep Time

10 Minutes

Cooking Time

40 Minutes

Recipe By Mike Johnston, Savory Spice founder

An easy Southeast Asian dish that balances spicy curry with creamy coconut milk.

Serving Suggestions

Serve over rice.

Recipe Notes

*The Cambodian Lemongrass Curry has a bit of a kick. For a less spicy version, simply use less curry powder. Following an Alton Brown tip, we used a frozen Asian vegetable medley product that can be microwaved in the unopened bag. Cooked a little less than halfway, the vegetables stay crisp and it cuts down the final prep time.


2 Tbsp. water

2 Tbsp. olive oil

2 Tbsp. soy or fish sauce

1 cups coconut milk

1 lbs. boneless chicken, cut into cubes

12 oz. bag frozen vegetables*

1 Tbsp. lime juice

Savory Spice ingredients in this recipe

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Mix together first four ingredients to make a curry paste, and set aside. In a large skillet, heat coconut milk over low heat for 5 to 6 min. Thoroughly mix curry paste into coconut milk. Add chicken and cook, covered, over medium heat for 10 min., stirring occasionally. Microwave the vegetables in the bag for about 3 min., or for a little less than half the total cooking time recommended on the package. Stir in par cooked vegetables and lime juice and simmer, covered, over low heat until chicken is cooked through, about 15 to 20 min. For a slightly thicker sauce, remove cover and simmer 5 to 10 min. more, depending on desired consistency.