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Healthy Chicken Curry

Preparation: 10 mins

Cooking: 35 mins

Serves 4, costs under £4.00


  • 2 Tablespoons (20g) Vegetable Oil
  • 2 Medium Sized (300g) Onions
  • 2 (6g) Garlic Cloves
  • ½ Teaspoons (2g) Ground Ginger
  • 2 Or Any Other Medium Curry Powder Teaspoons (6g) Garam Masala
  • 1 Teaspoons (3g) Chilli Flakes
  • 1 (160g) Red Pepper
  • 1 Large Sized (150g) Chicken Fillet
  • 1 Can (400g) Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Can (400g) Green Lentils
  • (250ml) Water
  • 1 Mugs (260g) Rice
  • 1 Optional Small bunch (10g) Fresh Coriander

Allergy Disclaimer

Always check the label of each ingredient for allergy warnings.


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion, peel and crush the garlic, and de-seed and chop the red pepper.

  2. Cut the chicken into small pieces.

  3. Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Fry the onions until they're soft.

  4. Add the garlic, ginger, spices and red pepper. Cook slowly for 5 minutes.

  5. Drain and rinse the green lentils and add to the saucepan with the chicken, chopped tomatoes and cold water.

  6. Cook on a low heat for about 30 minutes until the chicken is tender.

  7. Cook the rice as per the instructions on the packet.

  8. If you want coriander, chop it up and add it to the curry. Finally serve this dish with rice.

Nutritional Information

Per 100g
Per 450g serving (% ref. intake)

Energy Kcals
480.00 (24.00%)
Energy Kj
2028.00 (24.00%)
Total Fat
7.50g (11.00%)
Saturated Fat
0.80g (4.00%)
Total Sugars
9.20g (10.00%)
NSP Fibre
0.20g (4.00%)

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