Nutty chicken curry

Nutty chicken curry

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(120 ratings)

Prep: 6 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4

Fast and flavoursome, this creamy chicken curry is ready in under 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal358
  • fat18.9g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded
  • ½ a finger-length piece fresh root ginger, roughly chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 fat garlic clove
  • small bunch coriander, stalks roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 5 tbsp peanut butter

    Peanut butter

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    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 200g tub Greek yogurt


  1. Finely slice a quarter of the chilli, then put the rest in a food processor with the ginger, garlic, coriander stalks and one-third of the leaves. Whizz to a rough paste with a splash of water if needed.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then quickly brown the chicken chunks for 1 min. Stir in the paste for another min, then add the peanut butter, stock and yogurt. When the sauce is gently bubbling, cook for 10 mins until the chicken is just cooked through and sauce thickened. Stir in most of the remaining coriander, then scatter the rest on top with the chilli, if using. Eat with rice or mashed sweet potato.

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28th Jan, 2014
Very quick and tasty mid week meal. I doubled up the chili (I used dry chili flakes as that was all I had), ginger, and garlic. It was very tasty and super easy to make. We'll definitely be having it again.
17th Nov, 2013
I made this today and I too found the peanut butter taste to be overpowering. I would try making it again with 3 tbsp peanut butter. Apart from this, it was very easy to make.
16th Nov, 2013
I love peanut butter but I found it too sickly and the peanut butter overwhelmed the other flavours. Perhaps I was too generous with it because I used heaped tablespoons. My partner really enjoyed it and it was nice and easy and quick to make so I will make it again but perhaps use half the peanut butter, and I'd use 2 chillies because I couldn't really taste the chilli in this one.
8th Nov, 2013
This is lovely and quite simple really! If you like chicken satay then you will love this! I left to simmer away for longer like person below so the chicken is nice a soft. I added one red pepper and a handful of mushrooms. I also used 100g chive light Philadelphia and 100ml skimmed milk instead of the Greek yoghurt. It looked just like it does on the photo. Yummy will def make again!
13th Oct, 2013
I made this last week and it came out a little too watery for me, so I'll add less stock next time! I liked the flavours though and the yogurt just blended in so well, making it nice and creamy :) I posted it up on my blog, linking it to here of course :)
1st Oct, 2013
I was sceptical cooking this as I read through all the comments first! Well, I don't know why people didn't like it! Obviously the flavour is quite a peanut butter flavour as the name and ingredients suggest! But I cooked this on a Friday night... It was super fast and easy, though I left it on the stove for 40 minutes or so longer on a low heat to soak up all the flavours! I used only 2 chicken fillets but added a few potato's quartered, mushrooms and string beans! I like veggies in my curry! I served it with rice. I also refrigerated it and warmed it up the next day - delicious! Edit: I added a birdseye chilli but needed to add some chilli powder for that extra kick, as the peanut butter and yoghurt combo definitely cools it down!
2nd Aug, 2013
I didn't enjoy this meal at all. I found the peanut butter taste to be overpowering. Would not make again.
28th May, 2013
This was yum - I swapped out the chicken for turkey and added and extra garlic clove but overall just delish! Adding more chilli next time as it didn't have much kick. Superb though.
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25th May, 2013
Too Salty. And not exactly healthy - greek yoghurt + peanut butter. If I am going to sin, it must be better than this. But it does work and its easy enough.
22nd Aug, 2013
actually that depends on how you see healthy. Both peanut butter and greek yogurt are packed full of protein, and low GI which will keep you full for longer. The yogurt also provides calcium, and a host of other nutrients are in this curry. Overall, i'd say it's healthy.


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