Easy Chicken Curry with Pilau Rice

This is a firm favourite in my house and you can make it as spicy (or not) as you like. I don’t make it overly spicy as both kiddies eat it and Mr isn’t great with spice. It doesn’t need to be spicy though, it’s still full of flavour!

Serves 4

Ingredients For the Curry

  • Large pack of diced chicken
  • 2 medium onions (cubed)
  • 2 peppers (cubed)
  • 2 blocks of frozen spinach
  • 400ml of chicken stock
  • 1/2 a small carton of passata
  • 6 tbsp of tomato puree
  • 1 tbsp of medium curry powder
  • 1 tbsp of dried coriander
  • 2 tsp of Very Lazy Garlic
  • 1 tsp of garlic powder
  • 1 tsp of onion powder

For The Pilau Rice

  • 2 packets of boil in the bag rice
  • 4 split cardamom pods
  • 2 tsp of turmeric powder


Heat a high sided pan and spray with Frylight. Add the onions and Lazy garlic and fry for about 5 minutes until softened then add the chicken and peppers. Cook, stirring occasionally to make sure the chicken is browned. Sprinkle over the curry powder and stir everything, making sure it all gets covered then add the stock, passata and tomato puree. Stir well then add the garlic powder, onion powder and coriander and stir again. Add the frozen blocks of spinach and leave to simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally to help break the spinach blocks up. Meanwhile, crush the cardamom pods and add to a saucepan of boiling water along with the turmeric. Add the bags of rice and cook as per the instructions.

The curry should be quite thick with most of the liquid having been evaporated.

Serve with the drained rice and enjoy!


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