With our slimming-friendly version of a delicious Chicken Satay Curry – who needs the Takeaway? Perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.
We love Satay. But as with everything we love, it’s not very slimming friendly. So we decided to come up with our own Chicken Satay Curry fakeaway recipe is not only slimming-friendly, but Weight Watchers too!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
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How many Calories are in this Chicken Satay Curry?
There are 293 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Chicken Satay Curry. This means it falls into our Everyday Light recipe category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
What diets is this Chicken Satay Curry suitable for?
This recipe is suitable if you’re gluten free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for gluten free versions;
- Soy Sauce
- Fish Sauce
- Cornflour (Xanthan Gum is a good substitute – just use a tiny bit!)
You could also enjoy this Chicken Satay Curry if you’re dairy free.
Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Chicken Satay Curry recipe?
A takeaway version of this recipe could have more than 18 Points per portion!
Our Weight Watchers friendly version has just 3 Smart Points per portion. That leaves you plenty of Points for accompaniments like rice!
How to make this Chicken Satay Curry
This curry is really easy to make and is soooo tasty you’ll never want to buy a takeaway version again! Here’s a summary;
- Blitz the spices up and fry the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli
- Add the spices and other sauce ingredients (except the cornflour) and simmer
- Blitz the sauce up and return to the pan
- Mix the cornflour with a little water and add to the sauce to thicken. Set aside
- Fry the onion and chicken in some Low calorie cooking spray
- Add the vegetables and soy sauce and cook for a couple of minutes
- Add the satay sauce and simmer for a few minutes until the chicken is cooked through
- Serve with your choice of accompaniment from the list below
What should you should serve with Chicken Satay Curry?
Any of the following go really well with Chicken Satay Curry. It would really go with anything you fancy, but here are some great Fakeaway accompaniments;
Whatever accompaniment you choose, don’t forget to account for the extra calories and/or other nutritional values.
Do you need any special ingredients to make Chicken Satay Curry?
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This recipe contains ingredients which can be found in most supermarkets. It’s really easy to make and you’ll be amazed at how good it tastes!
To get that nutty flavour, we’ve used a defatted peanut butter powder called PB2. There are loads of different brands available, you’ll just need to check the nutritional values of each of them as they can vary.
PB2 is a powdered peanut butter, and it’s made with peanuts that are slow-roasted and pressed to remove the fat.
It’s all natural, no artificial sweeteners or preservatives. It even has the same consistency and flavour of full-fat peanut butter, when mixed with double the amount of water, but with more than 85% less fat.
You can find it on Amazon or in most supermarkets.
We also use Alpro Coconut Drink. Make sure you buy the Coconut Drink and not coconut milk – they are VERY different in calories and Points! You can also get this in most supermarkets, either chilled or with the UHT and alternative milks.
We don’t use any fancy equipment for this recipe. We use a stick blender to get the sauce silky smooth. Again, these are often available at the larger supermarkets if you don’t already have one, or you can pick one up on Amazon.
Can you cook Chicken Satay Curry another way?
This recipe is really quick to make using the method below. We wouldn’t advise using a different method to cook it.
How do you know when Chicken Satay Curry is cooked?
You should cook this Chicken Satay Curry until the chicken is cooked through, the sauce is thickened and glossy, and the vegetables are tender.
This should take approx 30 minutes on the hob.
Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.
How long can you keep Chicken Satay Curry in the fridge?
Once you’ve served it, ideally you should eat this dish within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Chicken Satay Curry in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.
Can I freeze Chicken Satay Curry?
Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!
How do I reheat Chicken Satay Curry?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat for 4-7 minutes until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, and heat covered in the microwave for 3-5 minutes then stir. Cook for a further 5-7 minutes until piping hot.
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!