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Cheat's creamy chicken and spinach curry recipe

Cheat's creamy chicken and spinach curry recipe

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When only a creamy curry will do, bookmark this super-easy recipe using leftover creamy sauce from our Spiced roasted veg mac and cheese. With frozen veg and storecupboard spices, this is the ultimate fast fakeaway dish for any night of the week. See method

  • Serves 4
  • Takes 30 minutes
  • 681 calories / serving
  • Freezable


  • 1½ tbsp olive oil
  • 400g pack diced chicken breast
  • 1.3kg reserved sauce (see recipe linked above)
  • 250g frozen broccoli florets
  • 250g frozen spinach
  • 30g pack fresh coriander, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp coriander seeds, gently crushed
  • ¼ tsp cumin seeds, gently crushed
  • pinch of crushed chillies
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar or lime juice
  • 260g pack naans
  • mango chutney, to serve (optional)
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    24g 34%
  • Saturates

    7g 34%
  • Sugars

    17g 19%
  • Salt

    1.9g 32%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 60.7g Protein 49.3g Fibre 10.8g


  1. Heat ½ tbsp oil in a pan over a medium heat and fry the chicken for 5 mins, or until just starting to colour. Pour in the sauce, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until piping hot.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the broccoli for 4 mins, then add the frozen spinach and simmer for another 4 mins. Drain, squeezing out as much water from the spinach as possible by using a spoon to press it against the colander. Stir into the reserved sauce with half the coriander.
  3. Mix the spices, vinegar, remaining oil and most of the remaining coriander together in a bowl; set aside.
  4. Warm the naans to pack instructions. Spoon the curry into bowls and garnish with the remaining coriander. Serve drizzled with the spiced coriander and a spoonful of mango chutney, if you like, with the naans alongside.

Freezing and defrosting guidelines

In order to enjoy optimum flavour and quality, frozen items are best used within 3 months of their freezing date. For more tips on freezing and defrosting food, read our article Love Your Freezer.

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