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Ghost Pepper Chicken Curry - Recipe
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Ghost Pepper Chicken Curry - Recipe

A recipe for quick and easy chicken curry made extra spicy with an addition of ghost pepper and other chili peppers. Chili Pepper Madness style.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Indian
Keyword: chicken, curry, ghost pepper, recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 413kcal


  • 1 pound chicken breast
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped peppers – I used an assortment but included a white bhut jolokia/ghost pepper for some true heat!
  • ½ cup chopped green onions
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder (I use 2 tablespoons in mine!)
  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 tablespoons red curry paste
  • 8 ounces coconut milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Juice from fresh limes + lime wedges for serving
  • Chopped cilantro or parsley for serving
  • 2 cups cooked rice for serving – I used coconut-lime rice!


  • Heat a large pan or wok to medium heat and add 1 teaspoon coconut oil. 
  • Add your chopped chicken along with chopped jalapenos, ghost peppers and onion. Cook them down about 5 minutes, until the peppers and onions have softened and the chicken is cooked mostly through. It's a good idea to cook in a well-ventilated room with ghost peppers.
  • Next, add in the garlic and most of the green onions. Cook another minute, stirring, until the garlic is fragrant.
  • Add in the ginger powder, curry powder and paprika. Give it a stir.
  • Stir in the red curry paste and cook it for a minute.
  • Add your coconut milk and stir. Bring to a quick boil and reduce the heat. Simmer about 15 minutes or more to let the flavors develop, and the chicken to cook through.
  • Serve the spicy chicken curry over prepared white rice, then squeeze a bit of fresh lime juice over the top.
  • Top with extra green onions, parsley or cilantro, and lime slices or wedges.


Heat Factor: HOT. You'll get some excellent heat with the ghost peppers. Use milder peppers to reduce the heat.


Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 145mg | Potassium: 725mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1670IU | Vitamin C: 22.9mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 3.7mg