Thai green chicken curry (Slimming World friendly)

I LOVE Thai green curry (or is it green thai curry? I can never remember) but the usual recipes are not slimming world friendly the coconut milk and curry paste make it too high in syns usually but this version gives you all the delicious flavours but is much lower in fat and syns. Check the syns of the curry paste too as some are higher in syns than others I used Sainsburys which is 1/2 syn per tablespoon. 

The coconut milk I use is a lower fat version and as the recipe only call for 100ml and the can is 400ml I freeze the rest in 100ml portions in small plastic containers so its pretty economical too.

It's easy to make this vegetarian just leave out the fish sauce and check the curry paste you use is vegetarian and  I always add loads of veg to this recipe this version uses red pepper,  spinach, water chestnuts and bamboo shoots  but you can add any other veg you fancy (and leave out any you don't!)  beansprouts, mushrooms whatever you like.

The sauce is supposed to be like a broth so don't panic if you think its supposed to be thick the lightness of the sauce makes it even more tasty to serve over rice as its absorbs all the flavours.

Thai Green Curry

6-8 chicken thighs (skinned, boned and trimmed of fat) cut into small pieces
100ml low fat coconut milk
2 tbsp thai green  curry paste
2 tbsp light soy sauce
500ml chicken stock (from a cube is fine)
can sliced bamboo shoots (drained)
can of water chestnuts (sliced and drained)
1/2 bag of washed spinach.
1 sliced red pepper 
fresh coriander leaves (chopped)

Place chicken in a wok or large deep frying pan and stir fry over a medium heat until browned then add the curry paste and stir fry for a few more minutes.

Add the stock, coconut milk and soy sauce simmer for 20 minutes and then add the peppers, bamboo shoots and water chestnuts then simmer for another ten minutes, Finally add the spinach and stir in until wilted.

Sprinkle the chopped coriander on each bowl before serving.

Serves 4 at 1 syn per portion

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