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Taste Your Bite: Thai Style Chicken Risotto

Taste Your Bite: Thai Style Chicken Risotto

  • 1 tbs 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
  • 11/2 cups (330g) arborio rice
  • 1/4 cup (75g) Thai red curry paste
  • 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
  • 2 tbs fish sauce
  • 200g green beans, trimmed, chopped
  • Coriander sprigs, to serve
  • Fried Asian shallots, to serve


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. 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. 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.
  • 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.
  • Top risotto with coriander, fried Asian shallots and remaining kaffir lime leaves and serve with lime halves, if using.

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