Chicken curry in a hurry is quick, delicious and packed full of taste. Healthy and on the table in under an hour it serves up to four.
Folks, I think you're going to love my chicken curry in a hurry recipe.
It's got plenty of healthy protein whilst being low in calories too.
It certainly beats those unhealthy pre-packed curries with ingredients lists as long as your arm!
Now does the following 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 healthy 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.
Why This Chicken Curry is Healthy
- Traditional Indian chicken curry recipes are made with a lot of oil. Sometimes up to 8 tablespoons. This recipe only uses 1 tablespoon.
- Using only 1 tablespoon of oil means this curry is just 345 calories per serving.
- Less oil means that this is a low calorie quick healthy recipe contributing 28% of your daily allowed body fat requirement.
- This healthy chicken curry provides a whopping 68% of your daily protein requirement. Great if you do a lot of gym workouts.
- It's also healthy on your pocket as its really cheap to make too!
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Watch the short video I made to show you how to make this delicious chicken curry in a hurry. It shows you how easy it really is!
Chicken Curry in a Hurry Recipe
This curry in a hurry is pretty mild. If you like a little bit more heat then add some more of the curry powder to taste.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Chicken Curry in a Hurry Recipe
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- 1 tablespoon sunflower oil
- 1 large onion chopped
- 2 cloves of garlic crushed
- 1 teaspoon turmeric
- 1 tablespoon medium curry powder
- 2 tomatoes roughly chopped
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 200 ml chicken stock
- 600 g skinned chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks
- 1 tablespoon freshly chopped coriander
- Heat the oil in a large pan, over a medium heat.
- Sauté the onion and garlic together, stirring regularly, until soft, about 5 minutes.
- Add the turmeric and curry powder, stir these in, for about 20 seconds.
- 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.
- 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.
- Once the sauce is simmering gently, add the salt and the chicken stock.
- 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.
- Check the chicken is cooked by cutting one piece in half to ensure it is not still pink inside.
- Serve on rice of your choice (I prefer the healthier wholegrain basmati rice) and garnish with the freshly chopped coriander.
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! 🙂
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! 😀
Becki @ Fighting for Wellness
I've never made chicken curry, but this one sounds easy enough to be my first attempt!
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! 🙂
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
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...
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 😉
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
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. 😉
Susie @ SuzLyfe
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??
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 😉
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!
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. 😀