Creamy Chicken Curry

  • 15MINS
  • 30MINS
  • 381KCAL

This simple, Creamy Chicken Curry is a comforting, slimming friendly meal whether you're counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories381
  • Carbs30g
  • Protein59g
  • Fat4g
  • Saturates1g
  • Sugars15g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

This Creamy Chicken Curry is a fantastic alternative to a korma as it’s not quite as creamy, but has a beautiful richness that you wouldn’t get from a normal, tomato based curry.

We’ve used mushrooms, onion, mange tout, baby corn, peppers and courgette in this recipe, but if you’re not a fan of any of these then you can just replace them with something else. It’s a great way to use up any veg that you have lying around as anything will work!

Our Creamy Chicken Curry would also work really well when made with beef, lamb, turkey or even prawns. The sauce has a lovely flavour without being overpowering so pretty much any protein would be really tasty – or leave the meat out all together and use a veggie stock cube for a vegetarian version!

What diets is this Creamy Chicken 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;

  • Stock cube

You could also make this recipe suitable for vegetarian diets as long as you omit the chicken and use a veggie stock cube.

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Chicken Curry?

  • You need to count 4 Points per portion of this Creamy Chicken Curry recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Creamy Chicken Curry recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Creamy Chicken Curry recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make this Creamy Chicken Curry?

You’ll probably have most of the ingredients for this recipe in your cupboards already – it’s really simple to make!

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How many calories are in this Creamy Chicken Curry?

There are 381 calories in each portion of our slimming friendly Creamy Chicken 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.

Step 1

Spray a large pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat.

Step 2

Add the onion, chilli, ginger and garlic and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes, until the onion starts to soften.

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Step 3

Add the salt, chopped coriander, turmeric, and garam masala, and cook for another couple of minutes.

Step 4

Add the stock, allow to boil and simmer for around 5 minutes.

Step 5

Reduce the heat to low and add the tomato paste, yoghurt and chicken. Stir well. Cover with a lid and cook for 15-20 minutes stirring regularly.

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Step 6

10 minutes before the end of cooking, add the chopped veg and a squeeze of lime juice.

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Step 7

Garnish with some more chopped coriander and serve.

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Can you cook this Creamy Chicken Curry another way?

This recipe is really simple and easy to make so we’d recommend just using the method below to cook it.

How do you know when this Creamy Chicken Curry is cooked?

You should cook this Creamy Chicken Curry until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. The vegetables should be tender and the sauce reduced a little. 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 Creamy Chicken 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 curry in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze Creamy Chicken 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 Creamy Chicken 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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Creamy Chicken Curry

This simple, Creamy Chicken Curry is a comforting, slimming friendly meal whether you’re counting calories or following a diet plan like Weight Watchers.
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    30 MINS
  • KCals 381
  • Carbs 30G
  • WW Points:
  • 4 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 700 g chicken breast diced (or chicken thighs if you prefer)
  • 500 g fat free greek yoghurt
  • 200 g onion chopped
  • 1 green chilli deseeded and chopped - you can use more if you like
  • 20 g fresh ginger chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 small handful of fresh coriander chopped - reserve some for garnish
  • 4 tsp garam masala
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 100 ml chicken stock
  • 70 g tomato puree
  • 1 tsp lime juice
  • 1 courgette diced
  • 2 peppers deseeded and diced, any colour is fine
  • 100 g baby corn chopped in half
  • 100 g mange tout chopped in half
  • 6 mushrooms chopped in half
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Spray a large pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat.
  2. Add the onion, chilli, ginger and garlic, and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes, until the onion starts to soften.
  3. Add the salt, chopped coriander, turmeric and garam masala and cook for another couple of minutes.
  4. Add the stock, allow to boil and simmer for around 5 minutes.
  5. Reduce the heat to low and add the tomato paste, yoghurt and chicken. Stir well. Cover with a lid and cook for 15- 20 minutes stirring regularly.
  6. 10 minutes before the end of cooking, add the chopped veg and a squeeze of lime juice.
  7. Garnish with some more chopped coriander and serve.

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Jaunty mcgintySaturday 3rd October 2020

I made this with great expectations but unfortunately it wasn’t a success my whole tub of fage yogurt was totaly wasted it just totaly curdeled I feel it should be added at the very end of the recipe instead of being on the gas for 20 mins and I did constantly stirred it too

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    HollyWednesday 7th October 2020

    Hey Jaunty, sorry you had some issues with the Creamy Chicken Curry. You might find it better to stir the yogurt in at the very end of cooking like you have suggested and take the pan off the heat, some fat free yogurt isn’t as stable as others so you may find a different brand works better. Thank you for your comment.

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SamanthaFriday 14th August 2020

Just finished eating this. Was superb! Thanks. I took off heat to add yoghurt and it didn’t split. However I did use low fat and not fat free (I couldn’t find any in my little shop). I’ve cooked around 10 of your recipes from the books and the Web and they have all been fantastic. Many thanks 🙂 xx

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    SharonMonday 17th August 2020

    Hi Samantha, thanks so much for your lovely comment, we’re really pleased that you’re enjoying our recipes! Thanks for letting us know.

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Margaret BrewertonSaturday 4th July 2020

Could I cook this in the instant pot?

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    HollyThursday 17th September 2020

    Hi Margaret, yes you can! Use the saute function for steps 1-4 and then add the chicken to brown it. Press cancel on the instant pot and add the stock and tomato puree and chopped vegetables. Cover with the lid and set the valve to sealing and set manual pressure for 5 minutes. Allow the pressure to release naturally this should take about 10 minutes. Stir in the yogurt and lime juice and set to saute for 5 minutes until piping hot.

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LindseySaturday 6th June 2020

Hi made this tonight followed advice but still split can i still freeze it? Thanks

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    LisaSaturday 6th June 2020

    Hi Lindsey. You might find it better to stir the yogurt in at the very end of cooking and take the pan off the heat first. Some fat free yogurt isn’t as stable as others. We haven’t frozen one that has split. It may end up a little watery when it defrosts.

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      LindseySaturday 6th June 2020

      Thank you xx

JadeTuesday 5th May 2020

This smells lovely but as soon as i put the greek yoghurt in on a low heat it separates. Any tips

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    HollyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Jade, if you reduce the heat right down after adding the stock that should help the Greek yogurt not to separate.

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