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.

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Product Size

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

Prep Time

20 mins

Cook Time

37 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 the coconut or olive oil, onion, ginger, garlic, turmeric, cardamom, coriander, cumin, and mustard seeds to the Anyday Deep Dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, or until onions are translucent and spices are very fragrant but not burned.
  2. Add the brown rice, salt, chile flakes, and chicken broth or water to the dish. Cover and cook at Power Level 4

    Certain foods cook best in the microwave at lower power levels. 

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    PL 5 = 50% = Medium

    PL 4 = 40% = Med-Low

    PL 3 = 30% = Med-Low

    PL 2 = 20% = Low

    PL 1 = 10% = Low

    You will know if the power level has been successfully changed if you hear periodic changes in the microwave’s tone after it begins cooking.

    for 32 minutes, or until rice is tender and has fully absorbed the liquid. Let rest covered for 5 minutes to gently finish steaming.
  3. Stir in the chickpeas. Cover and cook at full power for another 3 minutes until warmed through. Taste and adjust with more salt or chili flakes.
  4. Serve with a dollop of yogurt, a squeeze of lime, and a handful of fresh herbs.

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.