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Chicken Drumsticks Massaman Curry

authentic Thai massaman curry cooked with chicken drumsticks, peanuts, cherry tomatoes and onions in a white bowl

Chicken Drumstick Thai Massaman Curry

Massaman Chicken drumstick curry is an old recipe of mine! A family favourite for sure, I love to cook this for when we have our family visiting as the younger members are still learning how to handle spice! This is has been a favourite of my husband and children, it has also been a hit with my niece, aged 12, which I'm so relieved as her use to be a fussy eater!

Massaman Thai curry is mildest Thai curry from our selection of paste, which makes it the perfect curry to cook for guests as you do not have to worry about anyone having difficulties dealing with spice, and it saves your time making multiple dishes and gives you time to be a great host for your guests. Massaman has a wonderful earthy spice undertone with flavours coming from cardamon, cinnamon and star anise.

This recipe can go with any meat, you can edit and experiment if you wish but if you are struggling to decide then chicken drumsticks is always a safe bet! leaving them to simmer in the Massaman sauce will let the flavour really sink in - so that every bite is jammed packed full of delicious flavour! If you are cooking this recipe, please take pictures and tag us @maejumsamunprai on social media, we would love to share!

If you liked this recipe go ahead and check out our other ones such as beef Massaman curry!  If you enjoyed this chicken drumstick Thai Massaman curry recipe, please rate this post and subscribe for updates of new Thai recipes!

Mae Jum Thai Massaman curry cooked with chicken drumsticks, potatoes, cherry tomatoes, roasted peanuts in a white bowl

Chicken Drumsticks Massaman Curry

A delicious and comforting curry! Cooked with onions, cherry tomatoes and potatoes!
3.3 from 10 votes
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Course: Main Course
Keyword: potatoes, Thai Beef Recipes, Thai Massaman curry
Thai Curry Paste: massaman
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 398kcal
Author: Jum


  • 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
  • 50 g Mae Jum Massaman Curry Paste
  • 400 ml Coconut milk
  • 200 ml Water
  • 650 g Chicken Drumsticks
  • 300g g potatoes
  • 2 onions medium
  • 50 g Cherry Tomatoes
  • 50 g Peanuts
  • 1 tbsp Fish Sauce
  • 1 tbsp Palm Sugar



  • Peel and chop the potato and onions into chunks
  • Chop the cherry tomatoes into halves
  • Pan roast the peanuts


  • Heat oil into a large saucepan on medium/high heat, then stir-fry curry paste to build aroma.
  • Add 100ml of coconut milk to loosen the mix, and then blend in fish sauce and palm sugar
  • Add chicken drumsticks
  • Then add coconut milk, potatoes and onions and bring back to an uncovered simmer for 20 minutes
  • Add cherry tomatoes and roasted peanuts, stir well before removing from heat.
  • Garnish with thinly sliced red chilli just before serving (optional) and serve hot with freshly made Thai Jasmine rice


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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Drumsticks Massaman Curry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 398 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Cholesterol 67mg22%
Sodium 334mg15%
Potassium 690mg20%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 74IU1%
Vitamin C 16mg19%
Calcium 41mg4%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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