Creamy masala chicken

Creamy masala chicken

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(153 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 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
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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
    Onion

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  • 1 red chilli
    Chillies

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  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
    Turmeric

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  • 284ml carton double cream
  • juice of ½ lemon
    Lemon

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  • basmati rice and naan bread, to serve

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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roberta_uk98
4th Jul, 2016
Just made this recipe and it was delicious! I didn't have a red chilli so used a mild green one as well as some chilli flakes, and chilli powder. I also used full fat creme fraiche instead of cream, and half an organic chicken stock cube for the seasoning, oh and a little water as I'd not used as much cream as the recipe said so needed a bit more liquid. I also just put a squirt of lemon juice and lime juice from a bottle in it but you could still taste it but it wasn't acidic, it was great! I'll definitely be making it again!
mistaahyde
26th Jun, 2016
0.05
Not impressed with this recipe, being a fan of creamy chicken, this recipe lacked flavor and depth. More spices and chilies needed.
lizleicester
28th Feb, 2016
3.8
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
8th Sep, 2015
Used creme fraiche instead of double cream. Added lots of peppers. Everyone ate it. What more can I say!
josephgibbons
11th Aug, 2015
3.8
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.
jaynepearson
1st Feb, 2017
Single cream would probably split - might be better to just use slightly less double cream and increase the liquid if necessary.
terry91
18th Jul, 2015
5.05
Amazing! used 6 garlic cloves though and hot chilli powder and 2 chillies still only medium hot but WOW WOW WOW loverly
terry91
18th Jul, 2015
5.05
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
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pickwickpapers
4th Jul, 2015
Our family found this really lovely. It is nice with some flaked almonds in it.
Meta
2nd Jul, 2015
5.05
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 :)

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leighan mc
14th Feb, 2015
Is this dish suitable for home freezing?
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goodfoodteam
17th Feb, 2015
Hi leighan mc, thanks for getting in touch, yes this recipe is fine to freeze. 
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