Nutty chicken curry

Nutty chicken curry

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(119 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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thebashfulredhead's picture
9th Jan, 2013
went down well as a midweek treat; left out fresh chilli ,used powder instead, still very tasty Defo make again
27th Dec, 2012
Made this a few times now, add extra chilli to give it a bit of a kick. Also find it needs a bit more stock to make more sauce, can be a bit thick otherwise. Lovely if you like nuts! Just made it with xmas leftover turkey, yummy
28th Oct, 2012
Really Yummy! Quick and easy too
16th Oct, 2012
Lovely tasty dinner, but again a goodfood recipe with no vegetables in it? So many recipes with no veg content. Serve with a salad?
9th Aug, 2012
I wont be making this one again. I found it very bland. Not nutty enough, and not enough depth of flavour from the paste. Shame!
3rd Jul, 2012
Also. to add to my comment above - I'm suprised to see that some people are saying it is bland. I found it really tasty so can only assume they had it wrong.. sorry!! I love spicy curries and yes this was very mild, but reading the recipe I knew it would be. I also forgot to say that I added EXTRA peanut butter and still loved it!! Chucked some spinach in at the last minute too. YUM YUM YUM
3rd Jul, 2012
This was gorgeous!!!! Soo yummy - loved the nuttiness. Halved the recipe as was just cooking for 2 but found I needed to add extra water as the sauce reduced and thickened quite a bit. Will be making this again ASAP!
19th May, 2012
This is a great recipe - quite simple and quick for a Friday night meal. I too use a pestle and mortar as the food processor just doesn't touch it. I've also found that rather than browning the chicken first and then adding the paste, the flavour comes out quite a bit more if I stir-fry the paste for a bit, and add the chicken after.
17th May, 2012
Cooked this with quorn chicken and was just as delicious. Quick and easy, great when you need food fast after a long day!
17th May, 2012
The dish washer is cleaning this up as I type. Absolutely delicious, makes a thick, creamy sauce to be very filling without a side like rice/potato. Based on previous comments I used two chillies to give it more of a kick which worked well, making it noticeably spicy but perfectly manageable. Very easy and I will certainly make this again. Wholeheartedly recommend


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