Love Thai Food? Craving Italian Food? Try This Thai Chicken Risotto Recipe!

thai chicken risotto

Here aromatics, such as chilli, kaffir lime leaves, and garlic, enhance the flavour of everyday risotto.


  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil

  • 500g skinless chicken thigh fillets, trimmed, cut into 2cm pieces

  • 1 onion, finely chopped

  • 1 long red chilli, seeds removed, thinly sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed

  • 4 kaffir lime leaves, stems removed, finely shredded (see note)

  • 1 1/2 cups (330g) arborio rice

  • 1/4 cup (75g) Thai red curry paste

  • 2 cups (500ml) Massel chicken style liquid stock

  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream

  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

  • 200g green beans, trimmed, chopped

  • Coriander, to serve

  • Fried Asian shallots, to serve

  • Lime halves (optional), to serve


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

Step 2

Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole over medium-high heat. In batches, add the chicken and cook, turning, for 2-3 minutes until browned. Remove the chicken from the casserole and set aside.

Step 3

Reduce heat to medium and add the onion, chilli, garlic and half the kaffir lime leaves. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2-3 minutes until the onion is soft, then add the rice and curry paste and cook, stirring to coat the grains, for a further 1 minute.

Step 4

Return the chicken to the casserole with the stock and 1/2 cup (125ml) water. Bring to a simmer, then cover with a lid and cook in the oven for 25 minutes or until most of the liquid has been absorbed. Remove from the oven and stir in the coconut cream, fish sauce and beans, then cover and stand for 10 minutes.



1944 kj ENERGY






1472.52mg SODIUM



All nutrition values are per serve.

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