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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coolmandy's picture
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Fab! my husband (who is not easily impressed) loved this, so easy to do. I prepared the chicken and marinade earlier on in the day so that at the last minute it only took a few minutes to put together. Will definitely make again!

twiglets1's picture
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I thought this was tasty but far too creamy, even though I added extra chilli powder, it needed something else. Dont think I will be making it again.

sarwee's picture
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Wasn't that impressed with this recipe - wish I'd read all the coments before making it and not just the first page as I would have added more ingredients. Tasted far too creamy and didn't taste of a lot else.

skywriting's picture
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This curry might make you feel better than resorting to a jar, but its flavours are unbalanced and not particularly nice. Crucially, the recipe also does not have you cook the onions for anywhere near long enough. The fried onions in a curry -- the tarka -- need to be cooked for at least twice as long; there should be no bite or crunch to them. I'd also recommend adding half a tea spoon of sugar at the end.

berniash's picture
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delicious, made it with the whole chilli, and it was just right for me altho my husband and son would have liked it hotter.
Will definately make it again

laura_wood's picture
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Easy to make and absolutely delicious!

mirasaroj's picture
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This is a really tasty recipe. Little mild for me but very tasty.
Thanks James

clare1228's picture

After reading all the comments left I decided to spice it up a bit by adding hot chilli powder and hot chillies.......was still yummy.
Delicate but with more of a kick! Will definately be making at again.

katehewison's picture
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Unfortunately this one isn't for me. Really love my curries but found this far too creamy and lacking any real punch. With the effort put into chopping up onion, garlic, chilli etc... I expected a lot more..I'll be giving this one a miss in future.

davel2507's picture

We found that the curry was too mild so we added some Masala curry paste, i would probably use coconut milk instead of the double cream next time, however the curry was lovely and would definitely cook this again.

peepeeplus3's picture
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Urgh urgh urgh the ONLY thing I've cooked for my hubby that he didn't eat yuck!

pavithra's picture

It turns out to be quite a bland dish with too much of lemon!! there is no such dish as"bland" in our cuisine,especially in non-veg:) would recommend using twice the amount of chilli powder while cutting out the chillies and half the quantity of lemon! would be truly delicious:)

tom_ward84's picture
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awsome, tastes just like chip shop curry

natster's picture
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This was a hit with the family, I used the whole chilli but not spicy at all so next time I will use 2 but it was lovely.
Very easy to make, I will definately be making this again soon!

sarahleng's picture

tasty and just the right amount of heat

deirdrecooke's picture

I've just made this curry for dinner with high expectations having read all the positive comments and what a disappointment! I won't be making this again and I'll stick to a fail proof chicken tikka from good old Ainsley instead!

roanna_477's picture
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Not sure what I did wrong here but thought it was very bland and only the lemon flavour came through???

fredwina's picture
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Really quick to make and much tastier than anything out of a jar :) Well worth trying

fairy4's picture
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a good recipe, family liked it

shaz0618's picture
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made this a few times as very easy and quick to cook and the flavour is lovely.

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