Healthy Chicken Curry

Here’s a lovely spicy chicken curry recipe that’s easy to prepare. An easy chicken curry cooked in a single pot with no marinating for hours. A delicious, healthy curry that anyone can make, and you can use lamb if you prefer, or fish, or vegetables if you’re a vegetarian. In fact, you can even add chicken and vegetables, such as sliced courgette or carrot, or diced potato. Many of the herbs and spices used in curries are known to produce health benefits, as well as being delicious. In light of recent research showing that a couple of curries per week can stave off dementia, how about trying out this easy chicken curry recipe.


  • 1 tbsp groundnut oil
  • small knob of butter
  • 2 diced chicken breasts
  • 1 sliced onion
  • 3 crushed cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp finely chopped ginger
  • 1 tsp coriander powder
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tbsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • tin chopped tomatoes
  • 3 chillies (de-seeded)
  • salt
  • 1 tbsp chopped coriander
  • juice of 1/2 lime


Heat the oil and butter in a wok or heavy pan and saute the onion over a moderate heat for 30 minutes, or until the onion is golden brown. Add the ginger and garlic and continue to fry for 1 minute, followed by the coriander powder. Stir to combine and then add the turmeric, curry powder, cumin seeds and paprika. Stir to combine and continue to fry for a further 1-2 minutes before adding the chopped tomatoes, chopped chillies and half of the fresh coriander. Cook out for 15 minutes on a gentle simmer. To the basic curry sauce, add salt to taste, and then add the chicken along with a quarter pint of water. Cover, and simmer gently for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked. Stir in the lime juice and add the remaining fresh coriander. Serves 3-4 with steamed or boiled rice, and a vegetable side dish.

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