Chicken Curry in a Hurry

This chicken curry in a hurry is quick, delicious and packed full of taste. On the table in under an hour it serves up to four. With plenty of healthy protein, it’s low in calories too.  It certainly beats those unhealthy pre-packed curries with ingredients lists as long as your arm!

This chicken curry in a hurry is quick, delicious and packed full of taste. On the table in under an hour it serves up to four. With plenty of healthy protein, it's low in calories too. It certainly beats those unhealthy pre-packed curries with ingredients lists as long as your arm!

Folks, I hope you had a great weekend, we did! I mentioned in the healthy eggs benedict recipe that Lynne and I had plans for a lunch meeting on Saturday, you can read all about that weekend highlights – when bloggers meet at the foot of this post.

But let’s kick off with today’s chicken curry in a hurry recipe first…..

This chicken curry in a hurry is packed full of taste, plenty of healthy protein and is low in calories too. Ready in under an hour, it serves up to four. Perfect for freezing any leftovers too.

Does this sound like you?

You’re short on time in the evening, late home and you’re tired from a hard day’s graft at the office? You’re hungry and you’re faced with putting a meal together, when really what you want to do is just sink into a chair?

Yep, I hear you, because that is so often me too! And I totally understand that temptation to buy something of convenience from the local supermarket and to bung it in the microwave to heat it up.

So, being faced with that choice what do you do?

May I make a suggestion?

You make this chicken curry in a hurry recipe.

Why? Because that’s exactly what I created it for. Busy people like you and me. We don’t want to compromise and eat something full of additives and artificial flavours from a box from the supermarket really, do we?

But we do want something relatively quick, tasty, enjoyable and healthy.

So, even if it’s just a meal for one, or for two, make this and you’ve got the left over portions to freeze for when you need them next.

If it’s for the family, I know I’d thank you for spending the time this recipe takes to feed me something as good for me as this.

Chicken Curry in a Hurry one plate

This curry is pretty mild, but if you do find it too spicy for you, just reduce the curry powder to taste.

Why not check out my other curry recipes?

Weekend Highlights – When Bloggers Meet

The problem with good weekends is that they go by too quickly, don’t you think?

Our Saturday morning gym session was proceeded by a fantastic lunch meet up with Erin from Beets Per Minute and her husband Luke at the Glad Café in Shawlands.

I’ve never met any other fellow bloggers face to face before. And, you’re always nervous meeting up with new folks in the first place aren’t you?

But, I need not have worried. Not only was it a great lunch meet up with 2 great people (and great food) but the conversation just flowed and flowed.

Erin’s been in Glasgow for just over 6 months now. She and Luke are just coming up to celebrating one year being married. And, as if it’s not challenging enough settling into a married life, getting used to each other’s ways and quirks, Erin moved half way over the world from the U.S. to be here!

Erin writes a hilarious regular post about that “Abroad City: An American Living in Glasgow” on her blog discussing the challenges of adapting to being here and in particular the notorious weather!

I’ve been enjoying keeping up with Erin’s blog for most of this year now. She writes passionately, and from the heart about all her challenges in life, with a really warm and engaging style that you know you’re reading a genuine person’s experiences.

As a Certified Personal Trainer, Fitness Nutrition Specialist and fitness instructor she’s setting up her own training and coaching business, establishing her name in Glasgow and is already working with a whole bunch of clients.

With Luke and Lynne not being bloggers, but having to be married to ones, I was conscious that the conversation could have been just about that – blogging.

Although it did dip into that subject, like Erin and I discussing our favourite bloggers (a similar list it turns out) and some of our challenges (like balancing life with blogging) it wasn’t all about that, but pretty much normal life things too, and Luke and I’s training for the Great Scottish Run.

When Lynne and I left, I assumed we’d been chatting for just over an hour or so. Nah, it was more like 2 hours. That says it all really doesn’t it? When time passes by so quickly without you noticing, you know you’re enjoying yourself.

We’ll definitely all be meeting up in the future, which will probably involve wine! And that’ll more than likely be a whole blog post in itself! 😀

Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
This chicken curry is packed full of taste with plenty of healthy protein and its low in calories too. It can be on the table in less than one hour and serves four.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4
Calories: 345 kcal
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves of garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tbsp medium curry powder
  • 2 tomatoes roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200 ml chicken stock
  • 600 g skinned chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, over a medium heat.
  2. Sauté the onion and garlic together, stirring regularly, until soft, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the turmeric and curry powder, stir these in, for about 20 seconds.
  4. Add the chopped tomatoes, keep stirring everything together. If at this point the mixture is too dry and sticking to the pan, add a little hot water from the kettle. Cook for about 5 minutes until the tomatoes are broken down.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat, and either using a stick blender or a food processor blitz the ingredients to a curry paste and then return to the heat.
  6. Once the sauce is simmering gently, add the salt and the chicken stock.
  7. Bring to the boil, turn down to simmer, stir in the chicken, coating well with the sauce and cook for about 15 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Check the chicken is cooked by cutting one piece in half to ensure it is not still pink inside.
  9. Serve on rice of your choice (I prefer the healthier wholegrain basmati rice) and garnish with the freshly chopped coriander.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Curry in a Hurry
Amount Per Serving
Calories 345 Calories from Fat 167
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18.5g 28%
Saturated Fat 4.7g 24%
Cholesterol 97.5mg 33%
Sodium 318.6mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 10.1g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2.9g 12%
Sugars 4.1g
Protein 34g 68%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 20%
Calcium 5%
Iron 13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This chicken curry in a hurry is packed full of taste, plenty of healthy protein and is low in calories too. Ready in under an hour, it serves up to four. Perfect for freezing any leftovers too.

Anyway, I’m off to start a new web development related evening course at college on Wednesday night, so I’ll maybe write a bit about that on Thursday along with a new delicious roast summer vegetables vegetarian recipe I’m publishing then too.

Thanks as always for comments and following, that’s enough about me. How was your weekend?

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This chicken curry in a hurry is quick, delicious and packed full of taste. On the table in under an hour it serves up to four. With plenty of healthy protein, it's low in calories too.


  1. Such a lovely shout out, Neil! Thanks so much for all the kind words! Here’s to more get together’s, FOOD, and wine! ;). You and Lynne are awesome! It’s so nice to meet another couple and have solid convo and such great chemistry! 🙂
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    • says:

      You are welcome Erin 🙂

      It was a fun lunch, great to meet you guys and so much to talk about!

      I’m so glad that we all got on so well together! 😀

  2. I’ve never made chicken curry, but this one sounds easy enough to be my first attempt!
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    • says:

      Hey Becki, thanks. Yeah you should be able to put this one together with minimum fuss.

      I’d love to hear how you got on, if you get a chance to try it! 🙂

  3. I love a curry in a hurry and this sounds like it is super tasty and super comforting! A big bowl of this and some naan and ooh – total bliss!
    So glad you got to meet another blogger- I haven’t met too many, just a few – but, each have been such a joy to meet and talk with! Maybe one day I’ll get to meet you and Lynne…
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    • says:

      Naan breads with this curry are simply devine!

      We tend to have the wholegrain rice healthier option side if I make this during the week, but definitely on a Sunday evening when I have time to make the Naans we’ll have them with this. Yum! 🙂

      It was great to meet Erin and Luke and it’s Lynne and I’s plan to keep doing as much travelling as possible, and hopefully fit in a trip one day to visit all my favourite bloggers! Will be a few years of saving up though 😉

  4. so great you all were able to meet up! care to come to texas next? bring Erin and the whole crew! and this curry please. haha
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    • says:

      Lynne and I kindly accept your invite to Texas 😉

      I was just saying to Shashi, below, Lindsay that Lynne and I really do hope that one day we will be able to do exactly that, meet up! Might have to borrow your kitchen to make the curry though. 😉

  5. So glad that you and Erin got to meet! You two are both awesome–I can imagine you got on well! Can we fly you over to the States, or me to the UK??
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    • says:

      Thanks Suz, I’d love to meet up with every blogger I feel a connection with, like yourself. Hopefully Lynne and I will! 🙂

      You and Alex are always welcome here. Remember to bring your mountain climbing shoes though 😉

  6. I found your recipe on pinterest and decided to make it last night with a few adjustments. When I lived in Australia (I’m back in the US now) a family I stayed with made a chicken curry with potatoes and spinach served over rice with Naan Bread. It was amazing and I’ve been trying to re-create it! Your recipe sounded very similar to what they did- so I added in a handful of potatoes and a can of spinach with the chicken… upped the salt to 1 tsp due to the potatoes, and added 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper for a little extra heat (also made the 1 TBS of curry a heaping TBS). It was delicious!!! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

    • says:

      Hi Carly, thank you so much for taking the time to not only make and then comment on my recipe but also to give all the other readers of this blog a wonderful new recipe too! 🙂

      I love how you’ve detailed what you did to make it like that recipe you experienced in Australia and I’m going to give it a go when I next make this recipe too! Thank you. 😀

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