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
    Lime

    Lime

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  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
    Onion

    Onion

    un-yun

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

  • 1 red chilli
    Chillies

    Chilli

    chill-ee

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

  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
    Turmeric

    Turmeric

    term-er-ik

    Turmeric is a fragrant, bright golden-yellow root that is most commonly seen and used dried and…

  • 284ml carton double cream
  • juice of ½ lemon
    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

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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sueb51
10th Feb, 2013
5.05
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
10th Jan, 2013
5.05
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 .
Twinklebum99
25th Nov, 2012
5.05
Made for a dinner party, very tasty & very easy. would add more chilli next time but will definitely make it again
moon_monkey06
12th Nov, 2012
4.05
Had no onions or chilli so left those out. Was still uber tasty. Will try this out on my one year old for tea tonight :)
Kbell
10th May, 2014
How did your one year old get on with it? Was thinking of trying my wee one on it tonight!
velvetrose
3rd Nov, 2012
5.05
Tina just use lemon x ...
velvetrose
3rd Nov, 2012
5.05
Really fab ... the flavours burst in your mouth ... made fragrant rice to go with this
rybosh
21st Oct, 2012
Absolutely awesome!
kidskitchen
24th Sep, 2012
5.05
Everyone loved this and will be making again as it is so easy. x
tina1974
13th Sep, 2012
Can anyone suggest what I could use instead of lime juice please? My husband is allergic to it!

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