Our simplified Chicken Curry recipe allows you to enjoy this traditional dish without all the unhealthy extras.

We will start by marinating the chicken breast in yogurt and spices, and then cook it over high heat in a frying pan. This process adds a toasted and smoky touch that enhances the flavor of the dish.

If you want you can use coconut milk instead of yogurt, which provides a creamier texture and a slightly sweet flavor. (Just be sure to double check the points in the app if you make a change).

I hope you enjoy this chicken curry as much as I do!

Chicken Curry served beautifully
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Weight Watchers Chicken Curry Overview

Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Servings: 4

Serving Size: 270 g.

This is a zero point dish!

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb (450 g) chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 container (240 g) yogurt, nonfat fat, plain, Greek, divided
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions

Instructions:

chicken marinating in curry sauce

1. In a mixing bowl, combine tomato paste, 1/2 cup yogurt, turmeric, curry powder, minced garlic, oil, cumin, and salt. Stir until well combined to form the curry sauce.

chicken marinating in curry sauce

2. Add the chicken pieces to the curry sauce mixture and toss until evenly coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 2-4 hours for enhanced flavor.

marinated chicken pieces added to the skillet and cook

3. Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and the marinated chicken pieces to the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned and cooked through.

marinated chicken pieces cooking in chicken broth

4. Pour in the chicken broth. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.

marinated chicken pieces cooking in chicken broth

5. Taste the curry and adjust the seasoning if necessary, adding more salt or curry powder according to your preference. Once the curry is well cooked, turn off the heat and add the remaining 1/2 cup of yogurt. Stir well to combine until the yogurt is fully incorporated into the curry sauce.

Chicken Curry served beautifully

6. Serve the chicken curry hot, garnished with chopped scallions. Enjoy this flavorful and aromatic dish with steamed rice or naan bread.

Variations and Substitutions

1.       The versatility of chicken curry extends beyond its core ingredients. Experimentation is encouraged, whether substituting chicken with beef, lamb, or fish, or even exploring plant-based alternatives like tofu or chickpeas.

2.       Vegetables make worthy additions, enhancing both the flavor and nutritional profile of the dish.

3.       As for spices, the possibilities are endless—craft your own curry blend or tailor store-bought pastes to suit your taste preferences.

Tips and Tricks for Making the Perfect Chicken Curry

  1. Marinate your chicken for optimal flavor infusion—longer marination equals richer taste. Aim for at least 8 hours to achieve culinary nirvana.
  2. Before cooking, drain excess marinade from the chicken pieces, reserving it for later use. Once the chicken pieces are golden brown, incorporate the reserved marinade into the cooking vessel, along with a splash of broth. This addition not only enhances the flavor but also creates a lusciously creamy base for the curry, ensuring a rich and satisfying result.
  3. To achieve the desired creaminess, stir in additional yogurt towards the end of cooking.
  4. Embrace the synergy of flavors by serving your chicken curry alongside a generous portion of brown rice.

WW Points

Great Value Chicken breast tenderloins, raw 0 points
Plain fat free Greek yogurt 0 points
Tomato paste 0 points
Olive oil 1 point
Ground cumin 0 points
Curry powder 0 points
Garlic 0 points
Table salt 0 points
Chicken broth 0 points
Scallions 0 points
Swad Turmeric Powder 0 points

5 from 1 vote

Chicken Curry

Servings: 4 people
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes
Chicken Curry served beautifully
Our simplified Chicken Curry recipe allows you to enjoy this traditional dish with ease. Join us on this culinary journey through Asia to discover the secrets.

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb (450 g) chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 container (240 g) yogurt, nonfat fat, plain, Greek, divided
  • 1 cup (240 ml) chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons chopped scallions

Instructions 

  • In a mixing bowl, combine tomato paste, 1/2 cup yogurt, turmeric, curry powder, minced garlic, oil, cumin, and salt. Stir until well combined to form the curry sauce.
  • Add the chicken pieces to the curry sauce mixture and toss until evenly coated. Allow the chicken to marinate for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerate for 2-4 hours for enhanced flavor.
  • Heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Add the olive oil and the marinated chicken pieces to the skillet and cook for about 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the chicken is browned and cooked through.
  • Pour in the chicken broth. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a simmer. Let it cook for another 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld together and the sauce to thicken slightly.
  • Taste the curry and adjust the seasoning if necessary, adding more salt or curry powder according to your preference. Once the curry is well cooked, turn off the heat and add the remaining 1/2 cup of yogurt. Stir well to combine until the yogurt is fully incorporated into the curry sauce.
  • Serve the chicken curry hot, garnished with chopped scallions. Enjoy this flavorful and aromatic dish with steamed rice or naan bread.

Notes

With 0 WW points

Nutrition

Serving: 271gCalories: 207kcalCarbohydrates: 5.4gProtein: 35gFat: 4.5gSaturated Fat: 0.9gCholesterol: 86mgSodium: 676mgPotassium: 538mgFiber: 0.9gSugar: 3.4gCalcium: 108mgIron: 1.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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