This Thai green chicken curry recipe is perfect for the whole family – with the simple baby hack of removing the typical chilli and instead making a Pri Nam Pla (Pri being the Thai word for chilli, and Nam Pla the famous Thai Fish Sauce), this recipe can be amended for every weaning stage
- Your choice of cooking oil
- 2 cloves garlic, grated or finely chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1 stick lemongrass, bruised and cut into small pieces
- 4 or 5 kaffir lime leaves
- 300g chicken thigh meat, skinned and cut into thin strips
- 200g pumpkin, diced (butternut squash or sweet potato also works well)
- 400ml can of coconut milk
- 1 small head of broccoli, cut into florets
- 200g peas
- Juice of a lime
- A handful of chopped Coriander
- Serve with brown rice and lime wedges
For the Pri Nam Pla
- Green chillies
- Fish sauce
- Add a splash of oil to your pan and place over a low heat.
- Add the garlic, ginger, lemon grass and 1 kaffir lime leaf, finely chopped, cook for a minute until fragrant.
- Then add the chicken and cook for a further 2-3 minutes.
- Add the pumpkin, coconut milk and remaining kaffir lime leaves and cook for a further 5 minutes.
- Finally, add the broccoli and peas and cook for 5-6 minutes until the vegetables are just tender and the chicken is cooked through.
- Remove the whole lime leaves before serving with rice and a handful of chopped coriander.
- TIP: We like brown rice at the moment for extra fibre and nutty goodness, but any rice will do. Lime wedges add an extra citrusy burst.
- To make the Pri Nam Pla, add chopped chillies (Pri) to a good slug of fish sauce (Nam Pla) and put to one side.
- TIP: For the grown-ups (and adventurous children old enough for a sprinkle of salt and chilli) serve with the Pri Nam Pla in the middle of the table.
Babease Family Hack
To make this perfect family recipe suitable for your little one, simply remove a portion or two (it will keep well in the fridge for a few days, making it perfect for batch cooking) and either blend or chop to the correct consistency depending what stage your little one is at. We also like to remove some of the pumpkin, broccoli and peas and keep whole and use for finger food…happy days!
Limited on time? Add the Babease Thai green chicken curry pouch to your shopping basket for a quick, healthy meal.