Chicken Madras

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Cook our healthy chicken Madras curry and ditch the takeaway menu. This simple family dinner is full of fragrant spices and tender pieces of chicken

Ingredients

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  • 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • thumbsized chunk of ginger, peeled
  • ½ red chilli
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1-2 tsp hot chilli powder (depending on how spicy you like your curry)
  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • small pack coriander, chopped
  • rice, naan and mango chutney, to serve

Method

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  1. Blitz the onion, garlic, ginger and chilli together in a food processor until it becomes a coarse paste. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and add the paste, fry for 5 mins, until softened. If it starts to stick to the pan at all, add a splash of water.
  2. Tip in the spices and stir well, cook for a couple of minutes to toast them a bit, then add the chicken. Stir and make sure everything is covered in the spice mix. Cook until the chicken begins to turn pale, adding a small splash of water if it sticks to the base of the pan at all.
  3. Pour in the chopped tomatoes, along with a big pinch of salt, cover and cook on a low heat for 30 mins, until the chicken is tender.
  4. Stir through the coriander and serve with rice, naan and a big dollop of mango chutney.

Source: Chicken Madras

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