I’ve never made curry. Ever in my life. I love trying new things and creating new meals. I think making your own meals from scratch is the best way to save money and eat a healthy diet. But, the idea of making a curry terrifies me. There always seems to be an enormous list of ingredients even for an easy chicken curry. So, it’s easier to buy a jar from Asda.
However, now we’re settled into our lovely little house I’m really keen to get back to normal as much as possible. Which means trying new things. I was so desperate to come up with something new that I sat staring at Pinterest for hours. Searching things like “chicken” and hoping for some inspiration. I love curry but couldn’t find a recipe I fancied so I looked at a few and decided to strip them down to the basics. By basics, I mean what we had in our cupboards.
This easy chicken curry could be made in 30 minutes easily but seen as we had a big pot of yoghurt I decided to make my own naans too. You can find the recipe for those here but for the easy chicken curry,
You Will Need
- 4 Chicken breasts
- 4 Spring onions
- 2 Cloves of garlic
- 2tbsp. Mild curry powder
- 1tsp. Coriander
- 1tsp. Ginger
- 150g Greek yoghurt
- 200g Chopped tomatoes
- 100ml Water
- Pinch salt and pepper
We used a mild curry powder for our easy chicken curry as we were eating with the kids and to be honest while I do enjoy hot food, I prefer the taste of milder curries and generally opt for a korma or butter chicken when we order takeaway. But, hot and medium are available if you want it a little spicier.
Firstly, finely chop the garlic and spring onions.
I love spring onions but have a terrible habit of buying them and then leaving them in the bottom of the fridge until it’s too late so this is a fantastic way to use them up. Fry these in a little oil for a few minutes until softened.
Next, roughly chop the chicken breasts and add them to the pan. Fry over a medium heat for 5 minutes until the outsides of the chicken is browned. Then, add the tomatoes and yoghurt.
Add the coriander, ginger and curry powder and stir together well. At this point, it looks vaguely like a big pan of vomit. Stick with it!!
Add a little water, some salt and pepper and stir together. Leave to simmer, stirring occasionally for around 20 minutes or until the sauce has thickened up and the chicken is thoroughly cooked.
There you have is. A super easy chicken curry. We served ours with rice and homemade naan bread and it was absolutely gorgeous. I’m never buying curry sauce again!
Super simple chicken curry
- • 4 Chicken breasts
- • 4 Spring onions
- • 2 Cloves of garlic
- • 2tbsp. Mild curry powder
- • 1tsp. Coriander
- • 1tsp. Ginger
- • 150g Greek yogurt
- • 200g Chopped tomatoes
- • 100ml Water
- Firstly roughly chop the chicken breasts and finely chop the garlic and spring onions
- Lightly fry the onions and garlic in a little oil for 3 minutes until soft
- Add the chicken and fry over a medium heat for around 5 minutes until browned
- Add the yoghurt and tomatoes and stir together well
- Add coriander, ginger and curry powder and mix together
- Add a little water, stir and bring to the boil
- Reduce to a simmer and leave for 20 minutes stirring often
- Serve with rice and naan breads