Jungle Curry

Alrighty folks, its go time! For those following along at home, it’s cake week! And by that I mean I will elbow deep in buttercream and cake batter as I prep for my cousin’s wedding cake! We are t-minus 7 days away from the destination wedding in Florida. Which means I have 4 days to bake, assemble, pack, freeze, and send off a 3 tiered cake for a long 2 day drive to the Keys. Yeah, I know it sounds a little coo-coo, but the cake is already coming together and I can tell it’s going to be stunning. But a week task of making a wedding cake means there is very little time to make actual meals. I did however manage one pretty tasty meal before the week got too crazy. Enter: Jungle Curry.

Jungle Curry

Other than being super fun to say, this Jungle Curry was tasty, didn’t take too long to prepare, and gave me a good amount of healthy leftovers for this busy week ahead. And I freakin love Thai food. So this meal was a major win for me!

Originating the northern jungles of Thailand, this curry boasts many of the wonderful and fragrant ingredients all Thai curries have, with the exception of coconut (which dont grow in that region). This flavorful, slightly spicy curry is jammed packed with vegetables. It’s an excellent lighter alternative to the heavier coconut curries Thailand is more known for. So if you’re like me and looking forward to spending the entire week in a bathing suit and therefore want some lighter fare leading up to it, this Jungle Curry is a perfect meal. And even if a bathing suit is not in your near future but you just want a freaking good meal with lots of leftovers, this definitely is the meal for you.

Ginger, garlic, and jalapeno
These ingredients are 3 of my all time favorites and one of the reasons I love curries so much: Ginger, garlic, and jalapeno

You can make your own curry paste by following my recipe here! Or…

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Jungle Curry
This lighter alternative to the common coconut curry, this Thai Jungle Curry is packed with vegetables, spice, and pungent aromatics making this one delicious Thai meal.
Jungle Curry
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Jungle Curry
Instructions
  1. In a large pot over medium heat, heat 3 tbsp olive oil. Season chicken pieces with salt and place in pot. Sear/cook chicken on all sides until skin is brown. Remove chicken from pot and set aside.
  2. Add in 2-3 more tbsp olive oil, then add in the onions. Cook onions until caramelized, about 20-25 minutes, stirring often so they dont burn. When caramelized, add in the garlic, ginger, and jalapenos. Cook for 1 minute then add in the curry paste. Cook for 1 minutes then add in the carrots, bell peppers, lime leaves, and chicken. Pour in the chicken stock, lower the temp to low, cover, and cook for 30-45 minutes (until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 140 degrees).
  3. When the chicken is at 140 degrees, add in the remaining vegetables. Continue cooking until the internal temp of the chicken is 158 degrees. Season with fish sauce, lime juice, and salt. Serve with jasmine rice.
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