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Chicken Thigh Curry Recipe

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Recipe and Image by: Tee Gardner | Tee and the Carbs

Chicken recipes are some of our favorites because chicken is often a crowd-pleaser for the whole family, even the kids. For this reason, we always love to collect a variety of tasty chicken recipes to feature the same chicken products, but changing the flavor profile keeps things interesting. This Chicken Thigh Curry recipe by 2021 Featured Chef Tee Gardner is one that we will be adding to our chicken dinner rotation. Tee’s recipe is oh so delicious, with pasture-raised marinated chicken thighs being the star of the show. Plan to give this one a try because we know your family will ask for seconds.

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Recipe and Image by: Tee Gardner | Tee and the Carbs

Chicken Thigh Curry

Recipe By: Tee Gardner | Tee and the Carbs

USWM Shopping List: Chicken Thighs, Beef Tallow


  • 7 Pasture-Raised Chicken Thighs
  • 3 Tbs  Beef Tallow – divided 2 Tbs + 1 Tbs
  • 1 ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 – 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • 1 tsp green curry paste
  • 3 Tbs red curry paste
  • 1 of each yellow pepper large diced, + green pepper large diced
  • 2 medium carrots chopped into 1 inch pieces.
  • ½ of a medium onion roughly chopped into larger pieces.


  1. Mix the pepper, salt and garlic powder together and season the chicken thighs (if your thighs are smaller, you may have some leftover)
  2. Add the 2 Tbs of tallow to a large deep frying pan and Saute the chicken thighs on medium heat, flipping just until they bones begin to show signs of redness – about 15-20 minutes. 
  3. Remove the chicken and place on a plate covered with foil (leave all drippings) REDUCE THE HEAT TO MED-LOW and add the remaining tallow to the pan along with both curry pastes and the paprika. Heat for about 5-7 minutes stirring constantly.
  4. Increase heat back to medium, stir in the coconut milk. Add the chicken back to the pan along with the diced veggies. This may be a tight fit, but the veggies will soften and shrink as they cook. Cook covered for 15-20 minutes, and then uncovered an additional 20 minutes to reduce the liquid.


Find more of Tee’s recipes on the Discover Blog


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Tee Gardner

July 2021 Featured Chef Tee Gardner knows a thing or two about tasty food. Beginning her cooking journey at just eight years old, she grew up helping her southern grandmother work through recipes from cookbooks she had checked out of the library. This childhood passion eventually led Tee to start a catering company as she attended college in Pennsylvania. Though she moved on from catering after graduation, food and fitness remain a priority in her life. You can follow Tee’s Instagram (@teeandthecarbs) for low-carb recipes and fitness inspiration.