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Healthy chicken curry recipes

24 Recipes

Chicken curry doesn't have to be unhealthy. See our lighter versions of popular takeaway classics like chicken korma, katsu, biryani, Madras and jalfrezi.

Tandoori chicken

3.688595

(57 ratings)

This low-fat curried chicken is packed full of flavour. It's quick to cook and the marinade does all the work - who needs takeaways?
  • 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken jalfrezi

4.38554

(83 ratings)

Instead of calling the Indian takeaway, make your own easy chicken jalfrezi. This curry is also healthy with two of your 5-a-day and a dose of vitamin C
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chilli chicken curry

3.418365

(49 ratings)

A healthy flavour-packed curry that counts as one of your 5 a day, and it's low in fat
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken Madras

4.583335

(15 ratings)

Cook our healthy chicken Madras curry and ditch the takeaway menu. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Easy butter chicken

4.29412

(17 ratings)

Fancy a healthy version of your favourite Friday night chicken curry? The chicken can be marinated the day before so you can get ahead on your prep
  • 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken biryani pilau

4.375

(44 ratings)

Easy and cheap to recreate at home, students won't need to order takeaways ever again!...
  • 1 hour
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Creamy chicken & mango curry

4.31

(25 ratings)

Use korma paste, turmeric and black onion seeds as the base for this mild, Indian spice-pot, made creamy with coconut milk
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken katsu curry

3.416665

(21 ratings)

This healthier katsu is coated in finely chopped flaked almonds and baked in the oven (rather than fried) until crisp and golden. If you're following the Healthy Diet Plan then this a great dish to add to your repertoire...
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Healthier chicken balti

4.528225

(62 ratings)

A lighter version of the Indian takeaway classic from Angela Nilsen, this tomato-based curry is packed with extra spinach and peppers
  • 55 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter massaman chicken curry

4.2

(5 ratings)

Another takeaway favourite gets a healthy makeover - this creamy Thai curry now has half the fat with all the aromatic flavour
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chinese chicken curry

4.541665

(18 ratings)

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

Light chicken korma

3.694445

(45 ratings)

A mild and healthy chicken korma curry that's still satisfying and full of flavour
  • 35 mins
  • Easy

Low-fat chicken biryani

4.517855

(14 ratings)

This fragrant Indian chicken curry with rice topping has half the fat of your normal takeaway, and it's low calorie
  • 2 hours
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Chicken noodle laksa

4.357145

(7 ratings)

Use lighter rice noodles in this fragrant Malaysian soup with spiced chicken, coconut broth, coriander and mint
  • 1 hour and 10 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Cardamom chicken with lime leaves

4.72222

(9 ratings)

If you're a true curry lover, the layers of spice in this fragrant and tender chicken thigh curry will really hit the spot...
  • 1 hour and 45 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Masala chicken pie

4.160715

(28 ratings)

A Bombay potato-topped coconut curry bake that's healthy and low-fat. Snuggle up with some nutritious comfort food...
  • 1 hour and 50 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy

Lighter chicken katsu

4.444445

(9 ratings)

Angela Nilsen makes this Japanese crumbed chicken dish with curry sauce healthier by using some clever swaps to slash the fat and calories
  • 1 hour and 20 mins
  • Easy
  • Healthy