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.
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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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Spray a large pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat.
Add the onion, chilli, ginger and garlic and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes, until the onion starts to soften.
Add the salt, chopped coriander, turmeric, and garam masala, and cook for another couple of minutes.
Add the stock, allow to boil and simmer for around 5 minutes.
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.
10 minutes before the end of cooking, add the chopped veg and a squeeze of lime juice.
Garnish with some more chopped coriander and serve.
What should you should serve with this Creamy Chicken Curry?
Any of the following go really well with this Creamy Chicken Curry. You could even cook yourself up an Indian Fakeaway feast! This dish is pictured with cooked basmati rice, simply stir through 0.5 tsp of turmeric before serving.
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.
- KCals 381
- Carbs 30G
- Spray a large pan with low calorie cooking spray and heat.
- Add the onion, chilli, ginger and garlic, and cook on a medium heat for a few minutes, until the onion starts to soften.
- Add the salt, chopped coriander, turmeric and garam masala and cook for another couple of minutes.
- Add the stock, allow to boil and simmer for around 5 minutes.
- 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.
- 10 minutes before the end of cooking, add the chopped veg and a squeeze of lime juice.
- Garnish with some more chopped coriander and serve.
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