Chicken, broccoli and peanut-butter curry

April 24, 2018 (Last Updated: March 7, 2019)
Chicken, broccoli and peanut-butter curry

We love a delicious heart-warming curry to warm us up when it’s cold outside. This chicken, broccoli and peanut-butter curry is one of our favourites for a midweek dinner. It’s quick, easy and fuss-free and a guaranteed hit with the family. Serve it with some chargrilled naan bread to mop up the yummy sauce.

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Recipe and styling by Nomvuselelo Mncube

Photograph by Dylan Swart

Chicken, broccoli and peanut-butter curry

Serves: 4
Total Time: 40 mins


  • 30ml (2 tbsp) avocado oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, skinless
  • 4 chicken drumsticks, skinless
  • 6 spring onions, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 30ml (2 tbsp) green curry paste
  • 125g (½ cup) smooth peanut butter
  • seeded fresh chillies, to taste (optional)
  • 1 x 400ml tin coconut milk
  • 375ml (1½ cups) chicken stock
  • 2 sticks lemongrass
  • 500g broccoli
  • fresh lemon, to squeeze
  • handful fresh thyme leaves
  • chargrilled naan bread, to serve



Place the oil in a large, deep frying pan over medium-high heat. Fry the chicken, about 10 minutes or until golden. Add the spring onions and garlic, and fry, about 1 minute. Add the green curry paste, peanut butter and chillies, if desired, and fry, a further minute, stirring occasionally.


Add the coconut milk, chicken stock and lemongrass, and cook, about 15 – 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through. Add the broccoli, and cook for a further 2 – 3 minutes or until tender. Stir through lemon juice to taste and the thyme. Serve with chargrilled naan bread alongside.

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