Thai Curry in a Hurry - RWoP Entree

Here is another video recipe done for the Real Women of Philadelphia contest. There are some new things I am learning as I venture out into cooking in front of the camera.

1. Looking at a camera lens instead of people is a big adjustment.
2. What I thought was a genuine smile, ended up looking like a nervous twitch on screen.
3. Your lipstick wears out much more quickly on camera.
4. Either I need to have an energy drink to get energized or glass of wine to relax. A state of in- between nervousness isn't the best place to be.
5. Miss Paula makes it look soooo easy.

Use your favorite type of rice add to this flavorful dish: in photo is mulit-grain steamed rice.

Thai Curry in a Hurry
Serves 2

2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp Kosher salt
1 tsp pepper
1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, butterflied and pounded
1 sweet red bell pepper, seeded, sliced thin
2 tbsp. Shallots, finely minced
2 tbsp. curry powder
2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
2 tsp. fresh garlic, grated
2 tbsp. fresh lime juice
2 tbsp. fish sauce or bottled clam juice can be substituted
6 oz Philadelphia Cream cheese
1 1/2 C low sodium chicken broth
2 tbsp. fresh chopped basil
2 tbsp. fresh chopped cilantro
2 tbsp. oil, canola or olive

Mix 2 teaspoon of curry powder, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1 teaspoon of ground pepper in a small bowl. Rub dry mixture well on chicken breasts and set it aside.

Combine in a small bowl, 2 tablespoon of curry powder, 2 teaspoon of grated ginger, 2 teaspoon of grated garlic, 2 Tablespoon of fish sauce (or bottled clam juice can be substituted), and 2 tablespoon of fresh lime juice. Set it aside.

Blend with a hand mixer 6 oz of softened cream cheese and 1 ½ cup of low sodium chicken broth; little lumps of cream cheese is fine. (Note: if you want thicker sauce, add more cream cheese). Set this aside.

Heat 2 tablespoon of oil a cast iron skillet in medium-high heat until almost smoking point. Add seasoned chicken breast and pan fry until golden, about 3 minutes per side; total of 6 minutes. Off the heat, cover loosely with foil and let meat rest while cooking the remaining ingredients.

In the same hot pan, add minced shallot and give it a quick sauté, then add julienne peppers and cook for about 30 seconds. Add the curry paste mixture, followed by cream cheese and chicken broth. Turn down the heat and simmer until all white specks of cream cheese is dissolved. Turn off the heat and stir in 2 tablespoon of freshly chopped cilantro and basil leaves.

Spoon creamy curry sauce on a plate, top with sliced chicken and serve with your favorite rice or couscous. Garnish with additional chopped herbs.


  1. Kay, this looks DELISH! I hope you win, I know you will, I know you will, I know you will!!! Fingers crossed!

  2. Love the video Kay and this recipe looks great!

  3. Mmmm! Going to try this for sure! I like how you use 'real-life' dishes in the kitchen - like your pie plate to hold the chicken. No other TV cooks do that. :)

  4. Catherine EdmondsMay 21, 2011 at 6:53 PM

    Kay, you know you are speaking my language with this Thai dish! Can I be your taste tester????? Looks delicious! I can't wait to try this. My rice cooker died this week (after 7 years) so I will have to wait until I replace it to make this yummy Thai dish!

  5. Fantastic Kay, well done. The curry looks delish too my friend :)

  6. Kay,

    There are three notably gorgeous things in this video that stick out to me:

    1) Your church kitchen! I'd love to work there, too!

    2) Your beautiful white shirt. I love the way it flows and it's absolutely flattering on you!

    3) The chicken dish! That is a mouth-watering, lovely meal.

    Beautiful job on the video.

  7. Y'all are just too kind!! Still learning to be "natural" in front of the camera! Thank you so much for your encouragements!

  8. Kay - I love your idea of using cream cheese to thicken the sauce in this dish. The entire recipe sounds (and looks) delicious and easy! I'm so looking forward to seeing more of your recipes come to life in video!

  9. I love the title of this curry dish. You truly are a natural, and I love that beautiful white shirt you are wearing this video. If and when you do make it up to Philadelphia, I'd love to meet you in person. It's just a short train ride down from Manhattan.