Easy Chicken Curry

  • 5MINS
  • 1HR
  • 312KCAL

Our slimming-friendly Easy Chicken Curry really is super simple, and tastes so good – the perfect meal whether you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!

NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories312
  • Carbs7g
  • Protein36g
  • Fat16g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars1g

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 Easy Chicken Curry recipe is slimming friendly, super simple and tastes really good! It’s perfect if you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers.

We love a good curry, but the ones from your local takeaway just aren’t slimming friendly. Our version is an ideal way to warm up on a chilly weekend and, in our opinion, it definitely beats spending money on a takeaway!

Our Easy Chicken Curry reheats really well and is just as good for lunch the next day – if you have any left, that is!

We love this recipe served with a salad or our Paprika Chilli Chickpeas.

What diets is this Easy Chicken Curry suitable for?

This Easy Chicken Curry recipe is suitable for gluten free and dairy free diets.

It can be made vegetarian as long as you swap out the following ingredients for vegetarian versions;

  • Chicken thighs

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 Easy Chicken Curry recipe?

  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Easy Chicken Curry recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Easy Chicken Curry recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 9 Points per portion of this Easy Chicken Curry recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Easy Chicken Curry?

You don’t need any special ingredients or equipment to make this Easy Chicken Curry, but you will need a large saucepan with a lid which you can find on Amazon.

How many calories are in this Easy Chicken Curry?

There are 312 calories per portion in this Easy Chicken Curry, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category.

This Easy Chicken Curry 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

Cut the meat off from either side of the chicken thigh bones and place the meat and bone into a large saucepan.

Step 2

Add the onion, garlic and spices and mix well to coat. Add the water and stir.

Step 3

Cook on a medium heat with a lid on, stirring occasionally for 1 hour.

Step 4

Remove the lid after the time and let the sauce reduce and thicken for the last 30 minutes.

Step 5

Serve with rice and your choice of garnish.

What could I serve with this Easy Chicken Curry?

We think that this Easy Chicken Curry is perfect with fluffy rice or a gorgeous salad. It also works really well served with the following dishes;

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How do you know when your Easy Chicken Curry is cooked?

You’ll need to cook your Easy Chicken Curry for an hour and a half or until the chicken is cooked through and the sauce has reduced and thickened.

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 this Easy Chicken Curry in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Easy Chicken Curry in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so.

Can I freeze this Easy 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 this Easy 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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Easy Chicken Curry

Our slimming-friendly Easy Chicken Curry really is super simple, and tastes so good – the perfect meal whether you’re counting calories or following a plan like Weight Watchers!
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    1 HR
  • KCals 312
  • Carbs 7G
WW Points
  • 9 Green
  • 9 Blue
  • 9 Purple

Ingredients

  • 12 chicken thighs skin removed
  • 1 onion sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • ¼ tsp ground cloves
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 tbs medium curry powder
  • 500 ml water

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Instructions

  1. Cut the meat off from either side of the chicken thigh bones and place the meat and bone into a large saucepan
  2. Add the onion, garlic and spices and mix well to coat. Add the water and stir
  3. Cook on a medium heat with a lid on, stirring occasionally for 1 hour
  4. Remove the lid after the time and let the sauce reduce and thicken for the last 30 minutes
  5. Serve with rice and your choice of garnish (suggestions above!)

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CharlieWednesday 8th August 2018

Am I reading this right, simmer for 1 hour with lid on then an additional 30 mins for sauce to reduce with lid off. Or is it an hour in total and last 30 mins without lid

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MargaretWednesday 6th December 2017

Absolutely delicious and will definitely have this again. Looking forward to trying the creamy curry next time x

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JudeWednesday 15th March 2017

Sorry where is the recipe for the chicken curry I can’t see the link.

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    KateFriday 17th March 2017

    Hi Jude
    If you’re on mobile you should see a big green button saying ‘Click HERE To Read More’ if you click that it will take show you the rest of the recipe

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KirstyFriday 3rd February 2017

Hi can this be done in a slow cooker? Thanks ????

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    KateSunday 5th February 2017

    Hi Kirsty
    We’ve not tried it in the slow cooker, but I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t work. It would probably need 5 to 6 hours

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