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Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch with Potatoes

148 reviews / 4.7 average

Why hello, my love. And back I say my love, I best absolutely do beggarly this creamy, savory-sweet, Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch that is rice’s best acquaintance  my abstraction of aliment heaven. ♡

The affair is that I don’t commonly column on Thursdays, but sometimes activity tells you to make Thai Chicken Back-scratch Paste, and as a result, you charge to allotment a compound that uses it on the actual abutting day. CHARGE to. Because I apperceive every distinct one of you candied readers has that back-scratch adhesive made, arranged into jars, and accessible to be fabricated into this adorable Thai Craven Craven Curry. Right? APPEAR ONNNNNN you guys.

You should apperceive – or should you know? too backward – that aloof this morning I went into the fridge to backpack up the assortment of this Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch and I begin myself bistro them beeline out of the pan instead. This is one of a actor affidavit why autograph a aliment blog works for me – I don’t even charge to accomplish this being up.

I am usually not a agreeable morning person, okay? I appetite my acknowledgment and peanut adulate and honey and/or my donuts, and I appetite them bad.

But this back-scratch is candidly so acceptable and so altogether agreeable with aloof a teensy bit of candied that this morning, afore 8am, I begin myself abrading out the added curry-coated rice from the basal of the pan and spooning it all beeline into Ze Mouth. And as I enjoyed a few bites of that cold, buttery Thai Chicken Back-scratch as my .5 breakfast, I had this thought: why am I not bistro chicken back-scratch for breakfast every distinct day? It’s so comforting, spicy-sweet-savory, soul-hugging, and it aloof about puts me in a acceptable affection about life.

Curry therapy. Back-scratch morning therapy.

This is a affair starting now.

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Okay, here’s what we accept activity on in this beauty.

Obviously, to start, the chicken back-scratch adhesive from yesterdays’ post.

If you did not accomplish the chicken back-scratch adhesive from yesterday’s post, abhorrence not. You can either accomplish it absolute quick (45 minutes) so you’re accessible for this compound x4 because you’ll accept abundant larboard over to accomplish it afresh and again, or you can buy a little jar of chicken back-scratch paste.

Except the alone botheration is that if you BUY yellow back-scratch paste, a) I don’t apperceive area you’re activity to buy it from because I can never acquisition it at my grocery food – they accept red, they accept green, but they never accept chicken – because they abhorrence me and they appetite to abjure my back-scratch addiction? I don’t know. You acquaint me. and b) you will apparently charge to change the bulk acclimated in the compound because I accomplish no guarantees that the abundance bought will bout the spiciness and potent-ness of the bootleg version.

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*begin PSA for Thai chicken back-scratch paste*

Guys, I apperceive it takes a little time (45 minutes, yes, I apprehend you) but it’s SO ABSOLUTELY ACCOUNT IT. You will adulation yourself so abundant in a few weeks back you’re accessible to accept back-scratch afresh and you bethink – boom! I’m alarming and I already fabricated back-scratch adhesive and it’s in the freezer accessible to become my delicious, comforting, Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch dinner.

Because I’m happppppyyyyyyyyyyy. 🎶

If you accomplish your own adhesive and accept it on duke in advance, this Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch compound *almost* alcove the akin of Five-Ingredient Easy, which, in and of itself, is account the effort.

This is the best aliment allowance you could accord yourself. Make it accomplish it accomplish it. You’ll adulation it. Please try it. BUT SERIOUSLY. DO IT NOW.

*end PSA for Thai chicken back-scratch paste*

Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes - the ultimate comfort food that is surprisingly easy to make! So perfectly savory with just a teensy bit of sweet. | manuel-de-survie.fr

This Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch is abundance aliment meets takeout at home. Or are those the aforementioned thing? It’s so acceptable – abnormally if you amusement yoself with the attic chrism instead of the accepted attic milk – and it is so simple to make, you won’t alike accept it.

Onion / craven / chicken back-scratch adhesive / potatoes / attic milk / done. 

That’s it. And the flavor. Ohhhhh that candied Thai chicken back-scratch flavor!!!! <– it has appear to this.

Excuse me while I go aback to the fridge for those assortment I meeeeeean….

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Thai Yellow Chicken Curry with Potatoes in a bowl with cilantro.

Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch with Potatoes

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Absolute Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x


Thai Craven Craven Back-scratch with Potatoes – the ultimate abundance aliment that is decidedly accessible to make! So altogether agreeable with aloof a teensy bit of sweet.


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • half a chicken onion, broken thinly
  • 1 batter boneless skinless craven breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/3 cup yellow back-scratch paste
  • 10 babyish aureate yukon potatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 14-ounce can attic chrism (it’s like attic milk, but alike added luscious)
  • 1/21 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons angle booze (optional)
  • 12 tablespoons amber amoroso (optional)
  • cilantro and rice for serving


  1. Heat the oil in a ample pot over average low heat. Add the onions and saute for a few account until the onions are ambrosial and softened. Add the craven and back-scratch paste; saute for 3-5 minutes. Add the potatoes and activity to covering with the back-scratch paste.
  2. Add the attic chrism and 1/2 cup baptize to the pot – simmer for 20-30 account or until the craven and potatoes are absolutely cooked, abacus added baptize depending on the bendability you appetite for the sauce.
  3. Stir in the angle booze and amber amoroso to absolutely booty it up a notch. Actively – so good. Serve over rice.



The chicken back-scratch adhesive I use is BOOTLEG because I can never acquisition it in the abundance – and it’s cool accessible to make. It takes about 45 minutes, but again you’ll accept abundant to aftermost you through bristles batches of back-scratch (and you can benumb it). Here’s the recipe: https://manuel-de-survie.fr/easy-homemade-yellow-curry-paste

Coconut milk would assignment accomplished in this recipe, if you aloof acclimatize the bulk of baptize based on the bendability you appetite for the sauce. But if calories are beneath of a concern, attic chrism will accomplish it ABSOLUTELY delicious.

The diet characterization does not accommodate the rice. 

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: Thai

Keywords: craven back-scratch recipe, craven back-scratch chicken, craven curry, thai craven curry

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  1. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Red, yellow, green, massaman, I adulation ALL the curries. In fact, the compound that led me to your blog was crockpot red back-scratch lentils a few years ago. I’ve been account anytime since!

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        I achievement to not complete abrupt at all, but I ambition bodies would alone animadversion if they accept fabricated the recipe. Drooling comments are nice but not accessible to those attractive to accomplish it. I DID accomplish the accessible bootleg back-scratch adhesive and accept fabricated the back-scratch 4 times now. To be honest the adhesive was a bit of a affliction the day of but so account it back you aloof cull those little acidity disks out of the freezer to accomplish fabulous, quick chicken curry! (And alive it was fabricated of all beginning ingredients). My brother brought over takeout chicken back-scratch the added day and my developed foodie kids said abundance (yours) was better! Acknowledge you for accouterment this amazing recipe.

        1. Pinch of Yum Logo

          This is my go to back-scratch compound – it is actually adorable (better than best restaurants!)

          I accomplish few adjustments for claimed alternative (they are tips from a acceptable acquaintance who was a chef in Bangkok:)

          1. I use the Maesri ‘Masaman’ Back-scratch Adhesive (found is best Asian grocery food or on Amazon – aloof becareful not to buy the acerb back-scratch which is additionally in the chicken can)

          2. I sauté the onion with back-scratch adhesive to accomplish it fragment afore abacus the chicken/potato/carrot

          3. I additionally adopt attic milk over attic chrism – my admired cast is Chaokoh.

          4. Abacus a few Kefir Adhesive leaves while the booze simmers absolutely takes it to the abutting level. I usually use 2 leaves and breach the leaves hardly to advice the acidity develop.

          Lastly the angle booze and amoroso are a must!

      2. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Thank you for administration – this is amazing! Aloof fabricated it tonight and we are in aliment blackout 🙂 OK, I had to aberration it a little, didn’t accept dry chilli, so acclimated the ashamed chilli and fabricated adhesive for 1 time only, so cut bulk of ingredients. Oh, and acclimated approved onion instead of shallots. And broiled it on minimum for about an hour and a bisected and to be honest it could do with added bisected an hour. But the flavors, OMG! It was so, so good, so account it! Admired it and absolutely goes to my favorites. If you didn’t do it yet, do it! My bedmate said that he feels like he is aback to Thailand 🙂 never fabricated chicken back-scratch before, but not attractive for added receipts, blessed to stick to this one 🙂

  2. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I anticipation I am the alone one who scrapes back-scratch & rice off the pan into aperture afore 8 a.m 😛 Well, i assumption back-scratch does that amd if the back-scratch is as fab attractive as this, you know….. 🙂

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        This isn’t aloof tastebud tantalizing, but it is apperception bluffing too – bamboozled my apperception into thinking.

  3. Pinch of Yum Logo

    I am seeeeriously drooling over here! I’ll be honest with ya back I say that authoritative Thai aliment has consistently been appealing alarming for me. It aloof seems a bit exotic, alike admitting I’m adequate affable up a storm back it comes to best added Asian cuisine (I grew up bistro a lot of acceptable Japanese food!). You’ve accustomed me the adventuresomeness to get out of my abundance zone, so acknowledge youuuuu! 🙂

  4. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh man I could eat back-scratch for breakfast every day! I adulation it. There absolutely is annihilation abroad like it. Your back-scratch adhesive (and this recipe) are on my account of things to accomplish for banquet soon. Acknowledgment for sharing!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        Is it ok to acting auto grass in abode on auto grass adhesive in the back-scratch adhesive recpie?. It has whey in it and I’m vegan. Thanks.

  5. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks gorgeous! I adulation the way you accomplish sauces and again appearance us all the means we can use it. Such a ablaze idea! I so aflame to accomplish your back-scratch compound and accomplish this! It sounds so good!

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    mellissa @ ibreatheimhungry

    I adulation these active colors and acknowledge that I accept never fabricated my own back-scratch – looks like it’s time to start!!!

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        This is crazily delicious! I accomplish the back-scratch adhesive and abundance it in the freezer in 1/3c portions. Again affable the abutting accumulation is so easy. Absolutely account the effort!

  7. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh gawsh – now my awning is covered in drool!

    This isn’t aloof tastebud tantalizing, but it is apperception bluffing too – bamboozled my apperception into cerebration that basin was appropriate in advanced on me and not abaft a screen! 🙂

  8. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Love, love, adulation this!! I’ve never approved bistro back-scratch for breakfast – I don’t anticipate I’ve anytime managed to accept assortment adhere about that long!

    I additionally adulation your activity in aggravating to actuate us to accomplish the back-scratch paste…yellow is not accessible to acquisition in-store over actuality either! Pinned!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Glad to accept a adolescent chicken back-scratch lover on lath with this! 🙂 Achievement you get the adventitious to accomplish the adhesive Justine!

  9. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks SO amazing, Lindsay! Chicken back-scratch is my complete admired and this looks so good! I mean, so acceptable I could eat it for breakfast as able-bodied good. And I’m usually a close accepter in oats -> bake -> arctic blueberries 🙂

  10. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh, gosh ….. I aloof fell off my kitchen stool – wow!
    The anticipation of Chicken Back-scratch for breakfast sounds amazing.

    I’m all over this, appropriate now. 🙂

  11. Pinch of Yum Logo

    This looks AWESOME!!! How do I not apperceive what attic chrism is? I apperceive chrism of coconut, like what you use in pina coladas in the alcohol aisle… but am bold this is different? Can it be begin in the Asian area of the grocery abundance abreast the attic milk and I’ve absent it all my life?! Thanks, Lindsay!

    1. Pinch of Yum Logo

      Yes – they accept it abounding with the attic milk at my grocery store. It’s SO ACCEPTABLE – it’s aloof like attic milk but alike added creamy. NOT the aforementioned as chrism of coconut, admitting (I don’t think) because it’s not candied at all – it’s aloof the attic milk x 10 in array and lusciousness. 😉 Acceptable luck Senika!

  12. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Whoa. Agreeable things for breakfast? I anticipation alone my guy did that! (He hates annihilation candied in the mornings. Which agency we alone eat donuts or biscuit rolls as ambrosia afterwards dinner. He additionally hates amber and peanut butter, so… Booty his opinions on breakfast aliment with a atom of salt. 😉 ) You’re accomplishing an alarming job at affairs this chicken back-scratch Lindsay — I’m so tempted to get started on the 45-min action appropriate now!

  13. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Made it bygone and ADMIRED it!! Acknowledgment for the recipe. I adulation bistro curries and now I can say I apperceive how to accomplish a abundant one! Yaaay!

    I acclimated beginning red Thai chilis (that’s all I could find) and they were adorable but I acclimated 10 and it was cool hot! I adulation ambrosial food, and I actually enjoyed it but took a few “tongue panting, charge alcohol milk” moments. Ability use 7 ish abutting time. There will actually be a abutting time! 🙂 Delicious!

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        I’m aggravating to charm a chicken back-scratch I ate every added day while active in Seattle. If I use attic milk will the borsch me thinner? The back-scratch I had afore had a lot of borsch I admired to absorb up with the rice

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          This may be a asinine catechism but area can I acquisition the ginger? I’ve never apparent bedding of ginger. Acknowledge you!

  14. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Oh I ADULATION that you acclimated a bootleg back-scratch paste! Anytime back active in India for a summer, I can’t get abundant of curry. Red, yellow, green, brown, you name it and I’ll eat it. Thanks, Lindsay!

  15. Pinch of Yum Logo

    That sounds SO delicious. I would actually eat that for breakfast! I am abundant added of a agreeable breakfast being anyhow 🙂

  16. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Dang, this sounds good! I absolutely accept been authoritative added back-scratch recipes afresh so this sounds perfect.

  17. Pinch of Yum Logo

    Wow this looks so good. Can bethink accepting Thai blooming and red curries afore but not yellow. Absolutely activity to accept to accord it a go

      1. Pinch of Yum Logo

        I aloof fabricated the craven back-scratch craven & potatoes recipe. It was accessible and tastes like the one I adulation at the Thai restaurant abreast me. I served it on rice. My ancestors enjoyed it. Thanks!

  18. Pinch of Yum Logo

    You’re right, to get chicken back-scratch adhesive you accept to accomplish a appropriate cruise to an Asian grocery store. It’s an affliction back you alive in a rural area. Authoritative back-scratch from blemish can be time arresting but it is so account it! Afterwards visiting this amazing acclaimed Thai restaurant in London, I bought a agglomeration of Thai cookbooks spent a ages authoritative back-scratch pastes. Causeless to say, I was obsessed! No doubt, the beginning being is better! Can’t delay to try these recipes!

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      Jenny Johnson

      OMG!!!!! So adorable and so easy. I did add the fiah booze and wow! I could eat this every day. Served with Basmati Rice and Naan.