Simple Chicken Curry Recipe

Simple Chicken Curry


Serves 2

  • Sunflower oil

  • 1 onion / finely chopped

  • 1 clove of garlic / crushed

  • 1 tbsp curry powder

  • 1 tsp whole cumin

  • 2 chicken fillets / cut into strips

  • 250ml chicken stock

  • 80g dried red lentils

  • Few dollops of crème fraîche

  • 25g cashew nuts / toasted

Optional extras

  • Green beans

  • Spinach

  • Sultanas

How to make Simple Chicken Curry

Been craving curry recently after hearing the boyfriend mentioning it few times, AND seeing Gordon making it in a recent episode of The F Word. Gordon's recipe however, calls for way too many ingredients! I like to keep things simple and use what's commonly found in most kitchen cupboards. I went though the pile of random recipes I got and found this on a recipe card from Waitrose. I adapted it a little and here it is. A delicious, yet simple, chicken curry.

  1. Heat a glug of the cooking oil in a large pan and drop in the onion. Cook the onion over low heat till softened, then stir in the garlic and spices. Stir and cook for couple more minutes.

  2. Add another glug of the cooking oil to the spice mixture and add the chicken strips. Cook for couple of minutes until the chicken is evenly coated in the spice.

  3. Add the the stock and lentils, stir, bring to the boil then cover and simmer for 20-25min. Stirring the mixture every now and then, until the lentils are tender and the chicken is cooked through.

  4. Stir in the crème fraîche, cover, and simmer for another 5 min.

  5. Serve on a bed of rice, topped with toasted cashew nuts.

  • yongfook
    yongfook says


  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    dont try to seduce me and get me back with this out of control delicious looking curry, i will not forgive you after that grilled fish and and vegetable diet fiasco...well maybe if i can get seconds of this i'll consider it . LOL

  • dubow
    dubow says

    heh. thirds? :)

  • JaiLovesCake
    JaiLovesCake says

    ok ok im starting to forgive... YAY. dont ever do that to me again , pffffffffffft LOL

  • rachel
    rachel says

    mmm looks nice and yummy. i do, however, love my curries with coconut milk instead of crème fraiche.. and i've found that "toasting" some black mustard seeds in the oil with the rest of your spices gives it a delicious kick too. :)

  • tommy
    tommy says

    I keep collecting these Waitrose cards, but never use them...

  • Jom
    Jom says

    If you can add some garam masala to it, it would be heaven ♥ I also prefer coco milk than crème fraiche.

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