Nutty chicken curry

Nutty chicken curry

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(153 ratings)

Prep: 6 mins Cook: 12 mins


Serves 4

Fast and flavoursome, this creamy chicken curry is ready in under 20 minutes

Nutrition and extra info


  • kcal358
  • fat18.9g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs4g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre1g
  • protein43g
  • salt0.66g
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  • 1 large red chilli, deseeded
  • ½ a finger-length piece fresh root ginger, roughly chopped



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 fat garlic clove
  • small bunch coriander, stalks roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil is made from pressing sunflower seeds and extracting the oil. It's usually…

  • 4 skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 5 tbsp peanut butter

    Peanut butter

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    Peanut butter starts with dry roasting peanuts, which concentrates and heightens their flavour…

  • 150ml chicken stock
  • 200g tub Greek yogurt


  1. Finely slice a quarter of the chilli, then put the rest in a food processor with the ginger, garlic, coriander stalks and one-third of the leaves. Whizz to a rough paste with a splash of water if needed.

  2. Heat the oil in a frying pan, then quickly brown the chicken chunks for 1 min. Stir in the paste for another min, then add the peanut butter, stock and yogurt. When the sauce is gently bubbling, cook for 10 mins until the chicken is just cooked through and sauce thickened. Stir in most of the remaining coriander, then scatter the rest on top with the chilli, if using. Eat with rice or mashed sweet potato.

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14th Feb, 2013
Very quick and tasty, will definitely make again!
10th Feb, 2013
Made it today for lunch and it was gorgeous and super easy to make!
14th Jan, 2013
what a lovely curry i doubled it so would have enough for another day still only put the 5 tablespoons of peanut butter, we all loved it used up turkey not chicken ......... even the kids ..
13th Jan, 2013
Love this curry!! Quick and easy to make and full of flavour. I stuck to the recipe (except i made a it healthier using low fat greek yoghurt) and was not disappointed. Right amount of kick from the chilli and as a peanut butter lover I loved the nuttiness of it and even though I used low fat Greek yogurt it was really creamy (like a korma). Swap white rice for brown and you've got a healthy, filling, delicious curry in no time.
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9th Jan, 2013
went down well as a midweek treat; left out fresh chilli ,used powder instead, still very tasty Defo make again
27th Dec, 2012
Made this a few times now, add extra chilli to give it a bit of a kick. Also find it needs a bit more stock to make more sauce, can be a bit thick otherwise. Lovely if you like nuts! Just made it with xmas leftover turkey, yummy
28th Oct, 2012
Really Yummy! Quick and easy too
16th Oct, 2012
Lovely tasty dinner, but again a goodfood recipe with no vegetables in it? So many recipes with no veg content. Serve with a salad?
9th Aug, 2012
I wont be making this one again. I found it very bland. Not nutty enough, and not enough depth of flavour from the paste. Shame!
3rd Jul, 2012
Also. to add to my comment above - I'm suprised to see that some people are saying it is bland. I found it really tasty so can only assume they had it wrong.. sorry!! I love spicy curries and yes this was very mild, but reading the recipe I knew it would be. I also forgot to say that I added EXTRA peanut butter and still loved it!! Chucked some spinach in at the last minute too. YUM YUM YUM


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