Massamun Curry Chicken Thighs

Okay, I’ve been trying to play more with my recipes. I’m feeling more confident going out and just inventing something. I mean, I’ve always been an intuitive cook. If something need a little more oomph, I could find what I wanted to add. Or if I saw that something in a recipe wasn’t going to work for my family, I could adjust to compensate for that and come out with something still edible and yummy (usually).

I find that when adapting some curries or stir-fries for the primal diet, that it can get overly saucy (like me!!) if you aren’t serving with some sort of faux rice like cauliflower or something. Now normally I don’t mind sauce, but when it feels as though you are eating stew every single day, it gets boring. This recipe came out a little saucy, but you can adjust it to your liking with using less coconut milk, or more if you want a stew consistency. I was also looking for a way to sneak more root veggies into my family’s gobs. They don’t care for parsnips and this recipe didn’t entirely win them over, but they didn’t haaaate it, so I’ll take it!!!


-2 lbs boneless skinless chicken thighs

-1 1/2-2 TB massamun curry paste

-1/2-1 can coconut milk

-1 lb parsnips, peeled and chunked

-2 TB black soy sauce (or regular if you can’t find black)

-1/2 tsp powdered ginger

-1 tsp curry powder

-1 large onion, chopped

-pinch or so of cayenne, hot sauce, or a chile of your choosing

-couple handfuls of spinach (optional)

-few TB of butter (optional)

I did this in the slow cooker. Basically throw everything in the slow cooker except for the optional spinach and butter. Let cook for about 4-5 hours on low, depending on your crock pot. Mine runs super hot so I always cut the time. About a half hour out, throw the spinach in, and at the very tail end, throw some butter in. Totally optional, but gives it that silky yummy finish. I recommend it!!!

I am not sure where you can find massamun curry paste, but I found mine in our local Best Yet Market. But it would probably be in maybe an Asian market or any smaller market where there maybe is an Indian community?

If you try this, let me know what you think!!

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