Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Thai Pineapple Chicken Curry

Pineapple and red bell pepper add sweetness to this Thai-inspired yellow curry. The dish gets its vibrant color from turmeric and coriander in the curry paste. Serve it atop jasmine rice or noodles to soak up every last creamy spoonful. Food coma optional.

All of Anyday’s recipes are tested (and retested!) in many different microwaves and home kitchens to make sure they work — and work well.

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Product Size

  • Small Dish
  • Medium Shallow
  • Large Shallow
  • Medium Deep
  • Large Deep

Prep Time

12 mins

Cook Time

6-7 mins

Free Time

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  • ½ lb (225g) boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • ½ (60g) red bell pepper, diced
  • ½ (100g) medium onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon yellow curry paste
  • ½ cup (75g) pineapple, diced
  • ¾ cup (180ml) coconut milk 
  • salt, to taste


  1. Add all the ingredients into the Anyday dish and mix to combine. Cover with the lid (knob lifted).
  2. Cook in the microwave for 6-7 minutes, or until the curry looks thick and reduced. If you like your sauce slightly thinner, add a splash of stock, coconut milk or lime juice.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • You can replace the chicken with tofu or shrimp. If you can’t find fresh pineapple, you can use canned or frozen (thawed). 
  • Garnish with a sprinkle of chopped cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime juice.
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.