Spiced chicken balti

Spiced chicken balti

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(105 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 30 mins Ready in 35 minutes


Serves 4
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Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal527
  • fat19g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre5g
  • protein47g
  • salt1.83g
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  • 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…

  • 2 large onions, thickly sliced



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

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 tbsp balti curry paste
  • 200g quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped, with a slightly bitter flavour and firm texture, quinoa may not be a…

  • 400g can chopped tomato
  • 1l chicken stock
  • 50g roasted salted cashew



    The seeds from the 'Cashew Apple' - a tree which bears bright orange fruit and is native…

  • small bunch coriander, leaves chopped


  1. Heat the oil in a large pan, fry the onions for 5 mins until golden and softened, then tip onto a plate. Add the chicken breasts, browning for a few mins on each side, then stir in the balti paste, quinoa and onions. Sizzle for a few mins, then pour in the tomatoes and stock and give everything a good mix. Bubble for 25 mins until the quinoa is tender and saucy.

  2. Stir in the cashews and most of the coriander with some seasoning, then pile into bowls and scatter over the rest of the coriander to serve.

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15th May, 2011
I liked this dish, but found it a bit dry when I expected it to be a bit more saucy. I had never used quinoa before and was surprised by how much of the flavour it takes up. Interesting ingredient.
19th Mar, 2011
Really nice and easy to make! Not the best curry, but still nice! I've made this three times now! Yum yum! Oh and Quinoa is great! I don't think it's a desired taste really? ;-)
2nd Mar, 2011
great fast food.
18th Feb, 2011
its not really a recipe is it when you use the ready made sauce????
5th Feb, 2011
we all enjoyed this, I think the sauce with anything would be very nice. Recipe to repeat in our house and very little washing up for the dishwasher.
22nd Jan, 2011
i just made it added a bit of chilli and garlic and another tin of tomatoes, very ,very good many thanks
17th Jan, 2011
This was very tasty and I would definitely have it again although I agree with the other comments about there being too much liquid left at the end. I would use less stock next time. I followed a few of the other pieces of advice by removing the chicken and then continuing to simmer for a while longer to reduce the liquid and adding some frozen leaf spinach and roasted red pepper. I also chopped the chicken into pieces and the whole dish seemed to go much further. Very filling and great for next day's lunch too!
9th Nov, 2010
Excellent, really easy, tasty and very filling eaten with naan bread. I am vegetarian so I used quorn pieces instead of chicken and it was delicious. Good meal to cook when you get in from work because it so simple and the family love it.
4th Nov, 2010
I made this tonight exellent 1/2 the recipe for two only. Worked out well used two medium onions instead of large will make again
4th Nov, 2010
Just made this tonight exellent 1/2 the recipe for two.I used two medium onions work well.


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