25 Minute Peanut Butter Chicken Curry

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It’s curry meets satay in this dish, packed full of warming spices to fill even the hungriest of bellies.

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  • 1 cup basmati rice, uncooked (180 grams)
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil (20 mls)
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped (100 grams)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (6 grams)
  • 400 grams chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger, minced (4 grams)
  • 2 tsp ground coriander (2 grams)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin (1 grams)
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric (1 grams)
  • 1 cup liquid chicken stock, salt reduced (250 mls)
  • 400 grams tinned tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter (96 grams)
  • 1 tsp garam masala (1 grams)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Greek natural yogurt (260 grams)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh coriander, chopped (5 grams)


  1. Prepare rice according to packet directions.
  2. Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 1 minute or until tender.
  3. Dice the chicken into cubes and add to the pan. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until browned on all sides.
  4. Add the ginger, ground coriander, cumin and turmeric and stir to combine. Cook for a further 1-2 minutes until spices are fragrant.
  5. Add the chicken stock, tinned tomatoes and peanut butter and mix. Bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer for 5-10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and sauce has thickened slightly.
  6. Add the garam masala and the yogurt and stir to combine.
  7. Divide the prepared rice evenly between 4 bowls and top with an even amount of the chicken and curry sauce. Sprinkle with coriander to serve.

Recipe serves 4 at 409 calories per serve.

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