Pressure cooker green chicken curry

Have this tender curry on the table in no time.

  • 20 mins cooking
  • Serves 4
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We've created this classic Thai curry in the pressure cooker for tender meat in under 30 minutes for a fragrant, flavoursome and filling meal.
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  • 1 tablespoon peanut oil
  • 1 kg chicken thigh fillets, quartered
  • ¼ cup (75g) green curry paste
  • 1 cup (250ml) coconut cream
  • 2 medium zucchini (240g), 
sliced thickly
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated palm sugar
  • 1/3 cup each loosely packed fresh coriander and Thai basil leaves
  • 2 green onions, sliced thinly


  • 1
    Heat half the oil in a 6-litre (24-cup) pressure cooker; cook chicken, in batches, until browned. Remove 
from cooker.
  • 2
    Heat remaining oil in cooker; cook paste, stirring, for 3 minutes or until fragrant. Return chicken to cooker with coconut cream; secure lid. Bring cooker to high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure (see notes); cook for 5 minutes.
  • 3
    Release pressure using quick-release method (see notes); remove lid. Add 
zucchini; secure lid. Bring cooker to 
high pressure. Reduce heat to stabilise pressure (see notes); cook for 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Release pressure using quick-release method; remove lid. Stir in sauce, juice, sugar and half the herbs; season to taste. Serve sprinkled with remaining herbs and onion.


Serve with steamed jasmine rice.If you have an electric pressure cooker it will automatically pressurise itself. QUICK-RELEASE METHOD
For the quick-release method referred to in our recipes, always use tongs (steam can burn your fingers) to turn the pressure valve on top of the cooker to open the valve and release the steam. This will release the pressure quickly before you remove the lid. To check 
the food towards the end of the cooking time or to add more ingredients, follow this method.
We have used a 6-litre (24-cup) pressure cooker for the recipes on 
the following pages.

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