Aromatic chicken curry

Aromatic chicken curry

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(24 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
You'll be surprised how easy it is to make a tasty curry sauce from scratch

Nutrition and extra info

  • Freezable
  • Easily halved

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal380
  • fat21g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs9g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.5g


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped



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

  • 4 tsp garam masala
    Garam masala

    Garam masala

    gar-am mah-sarl-ah

    Meaning 'warming spice mix', garam masala is the main spice blend used in North Indian…

  • 1 small cinnamon stick
  • 2-3 tsp hot chilli powder (depending on how you like your curries)
  • 8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs
  • 100g creamed coconut (we used 2x50g sachets Bart's creamed coconut)
  • handful of coriander leaves


  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan, then fry the onions gently for about 10 mins until softened and lightly golden. Add the spices and chicken, then fry for 2 mins, stirring to coat the meat.

  2. Dissolve the creamed coconut in 500ml boiling water, then pour into the pan and stir well. Season with salt, bring to the boil, then simmer for 20 mins until the chicken is cooked and the sauce has thickened. Sprinkle with coriander and serve with basmati rice or naan bread.

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23rd Nov, 2013
I just cooked this and it was scrumptious. I added chicken stock and used greek yogurt with honey and it really did come out yummy.
29th Apr, 2012
I made this last night for me my girlfriend and my fussy dad (who doesnt usually eat curries) and it was really nice. I used mini fillets of chicken rather than thighs. I will definitely be making this again :-)
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17th Mar, 2012
yummy yummy. Really enjoyed this curry. Added ginger, garlic & turmeric as others suggested, and cooked it long and slow. Will definitely make this again!
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17th Mar, 2012
Have cooked this numerous times, each time adding extra's (more spices, peas, prawns etc) but each time it's been lovely. Perfect quick curry n very tasty
13th Mar, 2012
Mine looked nothing like the picture followed the recipe to the letter tasted vey bland and too coconutty waste of ingredients!
25th Aug, 2011
I love this, was so sick of greasy unknown ingredients take outs so this was manna from heaven, try it with homemade Naan....also easy on the chilli otherwise it does spoil it :)
15th Jul, 2010
At what point in this recipe would you freeze it? I'm always nervous about freezing meals, but it really helps to bulk cook it so I can just reheat later
9th May, 2010
hmmm...mine didn't look much like the picture, perhaps because I used low fat coconut milk instead of coconut cream? I think next time I would leave out the coconut altogther and use a tin of chopped tomatoes instead.
15th Apr, 2010
I used 2 small fresh chillies as they were in the fridge. Couldn't buy block coconut so bought fat reduced tin instead. Very easy and tasty meal. Not too creamy as I used fat reduced milk which I prefer.
20th Nov, 2009
Used this recipe in a cooking clas for young parents learning to cook. Very easy and tasty, and they were all impressed with their skills! I agree with the previous comments re chili though. In classes I've only used 1/2 - 1 tsp and for most people this has been satisfactory. Lovely recipe for beginners


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