Healthy Thai Green Chicken Curry Skewers

When I first got to Glasgow I tried to get a feel for what the local favorite foods were. Of course fish and chips were a given, but I was actually surprised by the significance of curry in the Scottish diet (mostly because I tried curry only once or twice back home in the states). In the past year I developed a bit of an obsession with spicy food, so I knew I had to try some curry right away. After stealing bites from a few of my friend's dinners, I determined that Thai Green Curry was right up my alley.

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Unfortunately, the curry one gets at a local take away or even in the pre-prepared section of the grocery definitely didn't agree with my diet, so I set out to create my own healthy Thai Green Curry alternative. Luckily, one of my roommates here in Glasgow is an architecture student and had bags of wooden skewers that inspired this recipe. 

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For this recipe I preheated my oven to 350 degrees and began constructing my skewers. I loaded them up with pre-roasted chicken breast pieces, carrots, red peppers, tomatoes, cauliflower, and broccoli.

I then created my curry sauce by mixing a tablespoon of thai green curry paste with a splash of almond milk, a pinch of paprika, a pinch of salt, and lime juice. I placed my skewers into a pan lightly sprayed with sunflower oil and iced the tops with the curry sauce until it was all used up. 

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I put the skewers in the oven for about 10-15 minutes, watching to make sure i removed them once the chicken bits began to look a bit browned and the tomatoes roasted. While they cooked, i made a bit of onion and ginger fried brown rice to place underneath the skewers. Finally, I topped the dish with a fresh squeezed lime wedge.  

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This dish was amazing! But be aware, curry paste is usually mixed with coconut milk to soften the spice. You are welcome to use coconut milk or any other kind of dairy product or milk substitute, but be aware that without the coconut milk the paste is a bit spicier than a usual curry. Everything, rice included had 350 calories and all of the different vegetables provided a nice array of vital nutrients. 

What kind of curry is your favorite and do you have a healthy variation of curry that you like? Did you try the recipe? Comment below to let me know and be sure to give this recipe a 'like!' I'd love to hear from you all! Special shoutout to all of my new readers and instagram followers, welcome!

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Meela

Meela Dudley

Meela is the founder of health, fitness, and lifestyle blog Irieday.com.