Chicken curry wth rice and peas in bowls, with chopsticks alongside

Chinese chicken curry

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(110 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 4

Cook an easy, healthy curry with just 15 minutes preparation for a wholesome family meal. Serve with fluffy boiled rice

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving (without rice)

  • kcal264
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs7g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre2g
  • protein40g
  • salt0.7g
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  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks (or use thighs or drumsticks)
  • 2 tsp cornflour
  • 1 onion, diced



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

  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil
    Rapeseed oil

    Rapeseed oil

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  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp turmeric



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

  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • pinch sugar



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  • 400ml chicken stock
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

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  • handful frozen peas
  • rice to serve



    Rice is a grain, the seed of a type of grass, which is the most widely grown and the most…


  1. Toss the chicken pieces in the cornflour and season well. Set them aside.

  2. Fry the onion in half of the oil in a wok on a low to medium heat, until it softens – about 5-6 minutes – then add the garlic and cook for a minute. Stir in the spices and sugar and cook for another minute, then add the stock and soy sauce, bring to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes. Tip everything into a blender and blitz until smooth.

  3. Wipe out the pan and fry the chicken in the remaining oil until it is browned all over. Tip the sauce back into the pan and bring everything to a simmer, stir in the peas and cook for 5 minutes. Add a little water if you need to thin the sauce. Serve with rice.

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8th Oct, 2019
Even my super fussy 8 year old cleaned his plate!
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Dave Gogol
12th Sep, 2019
Great tasting simple curry. A massive hit with the family
17th Aug, 2019
Will not be making again.
2nd Jun, 2019
Absolutely delicious, we used madras curry powder which gave the curry a fabulous zing (probably not for all the family). Will lost definitely be adding this to the recipe library.
16th Apr, 2019
Absolutely delicious !! A lovely change from an Indian curry, simple and fragrant. Hubby loved it and I know the whole family would too. Will definitely be making it again!
Brian 44
21st Feb, 2019
Great tasting straight forward recipe, added some chopped chilli and a few pineapple chunks!
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alexandra awan
20th Feb, 2019
Quick & easy healthier version of a Chinese curry perfect for midweek meals. Great recipe, great taste!
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10th Jan, 2019
Just made this and forgot the garlic but still turned out fine! I use hot curry powder and I am sweating now but at the same time, it isn't overpowering my taste buds. the curry is simply divine just like the one from the local take away, only this is cheaper!
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Stephen Little
9th Sep, 2018
Looks simple but the best ones are sometimes. Will be trying this out tonight thanks.
24th Apr, 2018
Really tasty recipe which the whole family loves.


17th Apr, 2019
I make this a lot, but want to up the veg content, is there any way of doing this? Unsure what to add.
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17th Apr, 2019
Thanks for your question. A handful of frozen soya beans would make a tasty addition. You could also make this as a side dish:
11th Dec, 2018
Would this be ok for freezing?
goodfoodteam's picture
12th Dec, 2018
Thanks for your question. Yes, you can freeze this.
14th Jun, 2019
Added some mushroom 5 minutes prior to blending. Also swapped out the Curry Powder for 1/6 Hot Chilli Powder, 1/6 extra Turmeric, 2/6 Coriander, 2/6 Ginger.
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