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Pineapple chicken curry in a bowl with rice.

Pineapple Chicken Curry

Pineapple Chicken Curry is made with tender chicken and chunks of pineapple with a garnish of fresh cilantro and crunchy cashews!
Course Dinner
Cuisine Thai
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 330kcal



  • Cut the chicken into 1-2" cubes, removing any excess fat or connective tissue.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the coconut oil.
  • Add the chicken and brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.
  • Add the carrot, onion and garlic to the skillet and cook 1-2 minutes, until onion becomes translucent.
  • Add the curry paste and cook for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant.
  • Add the pineapple chunks, pineapple juice, red pepper and bamboo shoots and cook 3 minutes.
  • Add the coconut milk and salt and simmer until thickened, about 3-5 minutes. Add additional salt to taste, if desired.
  • Stir in the chicken and garnish with cilantro and cashews. Serve with coconut jasmine rice.


  1. Any kind of Thai curry paste can be used in this recipe. You can use store-bought but I prefer to use homemade ones like this panang curry paste or massaman curry paste.
  2. The cilantro and cashew garnish is optional. If you’re not a fan of cilantro, you can garnish with chopped fresh parsley or green onion.
  3. If you garnish with cashews, I love to use roasted and salted cashews, but you can use raw as well.
  4. The Thai curry paste has a spicy kick, but for extra heat, you can add a Thai chili or cayenne pepper.
  5. For an extra thick and creamy curry, substitute coconut cream for coconut milk.
  6. If the curry is too thin, use a cornstarch slurry to thicken it. Just mix 1 tablespoon of water with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch and gradually add to the curry, stirring continuously, until the desired thickness is reached. 
  7. Substitute with other veggies like green peppers, red onion, celery, cauliflower or broccoli.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 1291mg | Potassium: 629mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 8442IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 63mg | Iron: 3mg