thai massam

Thai Chicken Massaman

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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: chicken
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 tablespoons massaman curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 3 chicken breasts cut into cubes
  • 400 g tin of coconut milk
  • 125 g small new potatoes cut into quarters
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon peanuts optional
  • juice of one lime
  • salt and pepper for seasoning


  • Add the massaman curry paste to a pan over a high heat
  • Stir in the thick creamy part of the coconut milk and cook for a couple of minutes
  • Stir in the chicken chunks and cook for 5 minutes
  • Add in the remaining coconut milk ad bring to the boil
  • Add in the potato chunks and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the potatoes are tender
  • Stir in the brown sugar, lime juice and fish sauce
  • Adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper to suit your tastes
  • Sprinkle in the peanuts if using
  • Serve with rice

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