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Creamy masala chicken

Creamy masala chicken

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(149 ratings)

Ready in 35-40 minutes

Easy

Serves 4
A mild chicken curry with oodles of flavour

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal541
  • fat42g
  • saturates23g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre1g
  • protein36g
  • salt0.32g
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Ingredients

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast, 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

    Lime

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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion

    Onion

    un-yun

    Onions are endlessly versatile and an essential ingredient in countless recipes. Native to Asia…

  • 1 red chilli

    Chilli

    chill-ee

    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 284ml carton double cream
  • juice of ½ lemon

    Lemon

    le-mon

    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 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.

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Comments (174)

lizleicester's picture
3.75

Probably would be a 5 star meal but had run out of coriander so used parsley instead. Also used soya cream instead of the real thing as it had to be dairy free. Really tasty.

marybourkeis's picture

Used creme fraiche instead of double cream. Added lots of peppers. Everyone ate it. What more can I say!

josephgibbons's picture
3.75

Lovely combination of ingredients and although the title does refer to a 'creamy' curry, I think using double cream made it too creamy, whilst using single cream would be more than adequate.

terry91's picture
5

Amazing! used 6 garlic cloves though and hot chilli powder and 2 chillies still only medium hot but WOW WOW WOW loverly

terry91's picture
5

AMAZING!
We like a bit of spice so used 6 cloves of garlic. Used hot chilly powder and 2 medium chilly instead of one but still sort of a medium hot taste in the end. So quick to make amazing smell whilst cooking the wife loved it. WELL done guys defo in the house cook book so so quick

pickwickpapers's picture

Our family found this really lovely. It is nice with some flaked almonds in it.

Meta's picture
5

Tastes amazing! I just added a bit more garlic and turmeric. Also would recommend only half of lime and half of lemon.
Will cook again for sure :)

wes325isport's picture

Tastes too lemony. Would recommend only using half lime and half lemon. Also had to blend the sauce

Goat Interference's picture
1.25

Requires so much modification for an adequate result you may as well just use another recipe. In particular, using the stated amount of lime and lemon juice leaves this almost inedibly acidic.

kitkatkin's picture

Loved this, a quick and easy Sunday night supper. Used yoghurt instead of cream but added a dessert spoon of ground almonds and a bit more chilli.

Bethw101's picture

I always get take away curry, because when I cook curry it never tastes as good. However I decided to have another go at making a curry, because of all the great reviews. And I can say it is delicious

sharont's picture
5

Very tasty! Yes it is mild but great for people who do not want or like too much spice. Will definitely make this again.

katie87's picture
2

I was a bit gutted with this dish. Found it far too limey.
It was okay and I'll give it another go, but next time less lime, less corriander, more garlic.

gazroberts87's picture
5

Didn't have any lime and used Schwartz dried chilli and creme fraiche and mushrooms. Put a whole tsp of dried chilli in, the kick was perfect.
Absolutely recommend this recipe! Tastes like a perfect home made korma.

katiebo1's picture

Family favourite we used extra chilli as we like it hot ...... Will be making it again :-)

amcarroll's picture
5

SOOOO Nice

karenvanoostveen's picture
5

This is a fabulous & really easy curry to make. Will try it with 2 chillies next time to make it a little hotter.

sueb51's picture
5

Lovely flavour. Have made this several times with just slight changes to the ingredients, especially substituting the cream for plain yogurt, and it always turns out a winner

jayjayjojo's picture
5

Delicious I know it's meant to be mild but I like hot so added hot chilli powder and left the seeds in the chilli .

lurvlyloz's picture
5

Made for a dinner party, very tasty & very easy. would add more chilli next time but will definitely make it again

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Questions (2)

leighan mc's picture

Is this dish suitable for home freezing?

goodfoodteam's picture

Hi leighan mc, thanks for getting in touch, yes this recipe is fine to freeze. 

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