Creamy masala chicken

Creamy masala chicken

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Cooking time

Ready in 35-40 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A mild chicken curry with oodles of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Freezable
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
541
protein
36g
carbs
6g
fat
42g
saturates
23g
fibre
1g
sugar
0g
salt
0.32g

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 3cm piece fresh root ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 2 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red chilli
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 284ml carton double cream
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • basmati rice and naan bread, to serve

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Method

  1. Put the chicken, ginger, garlic, chilli powder, coriander, lime juice and 1 tbsp of oil in a bowl. Stir, and set aside. Chop the onion, and seed and chop the chilli.
  2. Heat a large shallow pan. Tip in the chicken and marinade and fry for about 6-8 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a pan and fry the onion and chilli for 3-4 minutes until just soft. Add the turmeric and stir fry for 1 minute. Lower the heat, pour in the cream and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken and simmer for 5 minutes, or until cooked. Season and stir in the lemon juice. Serve with rice and naan bread.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, May 2004

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itrynity's picture
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Made this with creme fraiche instead of cream and it was delicious, will definitely be making this again

elincara's picture
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Absolutely delicious, and that was the opinion of my husband and daughter too. It's full of flavour & great with naan bread. Used a chilli & it wasn't too spicy - would add an extra one for hubby & me next time. Used single cream rather than double & it worked fine. May try creme fraiche next time to reduce the naughtiness factor further.

Pammie2103's picture
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Our daughter & son in law wanted to make a speacial tea for fathers day ....
After much deliberation this recipe was seleted by all and I have to say the outcome was lovely! The smell coming from the kitchen was that of an authentic Indian curry & it certainly tasted delicious too - one we will repeat in our house for sure (They used coconut milk in place of the double cream though!)

twinky83's picture
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Loved this, really easy to make. Used hot chilli powder for extra heat and left the seeds in the chilli, was spicy but so tasty!! Will be making regularly

tinkerbell371's picture
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Made this yesterday so easy to do it was lovely, will be making it again!

1003790's picture
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Wow this was great, really creamy & tangy & with a bit of warmth from the chilli!

eilidhrobertson's picture
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Enjoyed but not going to be a favourite. Bit too creamy. We froze it and it was fine (sauce tasted better but chicken pieces not as nice as when fresh).

amandapepper's picture
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Easy to make and the lemon juice cuts nicely through the cream. I will be making this again

zendeling's picture
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It was ok, but not really special.
Compared to gordon ramsay's chicken curry or his goat curry, this is rather bland.
Easy and quick though

cocovanilla's picture
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This was pretty good. I loved the creaminess of the sauce. It was spicy, but not too hot. I had to add salt at the end as the taste was good, but a bit bland. Much better than curry from a jar!

wombat301's picture
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This is now an established family favourite. I use half fat creme fraiche instead of double cream.

libby0's picture
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Quite tasty even though there are not many ingredients.

worrworr's picture
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I changed the amounts a little for this recipe. I doubled the amount of garlic, coriander and ginger, used 1 tbsp of turmeric and 1 tbsp of HOT chilli powder, and only used 150ml of double cream. I didn't add the lemon in and just served with wedges of lemon instead so people could add if they wanted.

It was absolutely delicious. Plenty of flavour and just enough of a kick so that it appealed to adults but wasn't too much for children? My 7 year old declared me "the best cooker ever!" and had seconds.

fattore51's picture

This is a family favourite! my 2 year old loves it! its tasty but not too spicy and easy to make. I like the person above use coconut cream to make mine and it tastes yummy! Really good for when friends come over as fresh and vibrant but not over powering. Yum!

c11ery's picture
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This is a fab recipe, lots of flavours. It has been a big hit and I will definately make it again. It is really simple to make and can all be prepared in advance which is great. I made it with coconut milk as we didnt have any cream, and it worked well. This would be an excellent recipe to make if you had friends coming round as it is simple and not time consuming! Highly recommended!

tania90's picture

This was incredibly tasty. Me and my boyfriend love cooking together and this is one of the best recipes we've tried. I may have added a little bit too much chilli powder as it was pretty hot though so be careful if, like us, you can't handle too much spice.

hussehof's picture
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Best recipe ever! My family loves this! Thank you James from Holland.

hussehof's picture
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Best recipe ever! My family loves this! Thank you James from Holland.

skirtyfyde's picture
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I love this, made it for the first time last week and making it again tonight. Full of flavour!

nayaths's picture
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I actually found this recipie a long time ago and its since become a staple. I now add chopped red or green peppers and button mushrooms in with the onion, even spinach tastes good for extra veg points. I actually compleately forgot where i origionaly saw it until now.

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