The Best Thai Panang Chicken Curry

The Best Thai Panang Chicken Curry we’ve ever made! An authentic Thai Panang Curry Recipe, straight from Thailand. Cancel your takeout order and give it a try!


  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken thighs chopped
  • 1 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 orange bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 ounces Panang red curry paste (1 can)
  • 1 tablespoon peanut butter
  • 12 kaffir lime leaves, crushed
  • 13.5 ounces thick coconut milk, unsweetened (1 can)
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce
  • 1/4 cup Thai basil leaves or sweet basil


  • Cut the chicken into bite-size pieces. Chop the onions and peppers into rough 1-inch pieces. Mince the garlic. Then crush the kaffir lime leaves to help release their oils.
  • Place a 14-inch skillet (or wok) over medium-high heat. Add the coconut oil. Once the oil melts, add the onions. Sauté for 1 minute, then add the peppers and garlic. Sauté another 2-3 minutes.
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