Peshawari-Style Baked Chicken Thighs

  • 15MINS
  • 1HR
  • Serves 4
  • 349KCAL

We’ve used low-calorie swaps to borrow the flavours from our favourite Peshawari naan bread for this recipe. It’s so easy to make: leave everything to simmer in the pan and let the heat do all the work for you! The sweet and nutty mix of sultanas and almonds, combined with creamy coconut, make this chicken dinner a surefire favourite.

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Peshawari-Style Baked Chicken Thighs

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We used a plant-based dairy alternative coconut milk to save on fat and calories, but you can use tinned coconut milk if you prefer, but adjust the nutritional values accordingly!

If you like plenty of spice, leave the seeds in the chilli.

Prefer a thicker sauce? Making the meat stretch?
You could: - reduce the amount of liquid by 1/3 - cook for longer - add some lentils or sweet potato To make it stretch further I also chopped the thighs into chunks. Make sure you adjust the calories if you add anything else 🙂
The flavour was amazing. Lovely Sweetness from the sultanas
I wasn’t able to find coconut milk alternative so used a can of light coconut milk. Substituted the fresh chilli for a tsp of Kashmiri chilli powder. The slow cook in the oven made the thighs so tender they just fell apart. Beautifully creamy
Oh my! Delicious
I’m not one for picking through bones in my food so I made this with breasts cut in half. It was very tasty. Very tender Chicken in plenty of rich tasty sauce. Will definitely be making this again and again.
Worth the effort will not disappoint.
First time cooking this, I used reduced fat coconut milk and left it cooking on low for extra 30 mins without the lid on. It tastes so flavoursome definitely worth the effort. 10/10 from hubby.
Great recipe and full of flavor
Use less stock and cook it low and slow either in slow cooker or oven. It gets so much tastier
Amazing flavour with delicious moist chicken thighs.
I added a handful of flaked almonds to the mix as well. I also used a can of coconut milk as I forgot to get the dairy free coconut as per the recipe.
My new favourite
I used breast instead of thigh, but was so yummy, even my youngest devoured it. Will definitely be a new regular meal
Very tasty, lovely flavour and easy to make. Another winner!
We made the paste earlier in the day, and then it was very straightforward to make in the evening. Delicious!
Super easy to make
I added a bit of cornflour mix to thicken a little before the last 15 minutes and left out the sultanas and almonds. I left the seeds in the chilli but wasn’t too spicy.
I used chicken breasts and one Birds Eye chilli. It had just the right amount of kick which was nicely balanced with the sweetness of the sultanas.

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LisaTuesday 12th September 2023

Hi Vicky
You can usually find the coconut milk alternative in the free from aisle. Its the sort you use in tea and coffee instead of dairy milk. Alpro, Koko are popular brands and supermarkets often have their own brand too. Tinned coconut milk works really well for extra creaminess, although does increase the calories. Glad you enjoyed it


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