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The Best Cheats Chicken Curry

Pneuma Pilates
Who doesn't love a good curry? This filling dish will soon become as popular in your house as it is in ours! It's a one pot wonder and you can easily swap the chicken for fish, veggies or tofu too. It's a perfect store cupboard curry meaning you 'll have most of the ingredients to hand, and as its a cheats curry it takes half the time prepare!
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 2 whole red onions
  • 4 cloves garlic, grated
  • 400 grams green lentils (tinned)
  • 600 ml good quality fresh stock
  • 4-6 whole chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 2-3 tbsp madras curry paste ( you could use a milder one too)
  • 300 grams frozen spinach
  • 150 ml live greek style yogurt or coconut yogurt


  • Start by heating the oil in a pan, add the chopped onions and grated garlic and cook fro 5 minutes until golden and soft.
  • Add the tinned lentils and slowly add the stock, allow the stock to reduce and bubble for 10 minutes
  • Add the raw chicken ( this will poach and cook through), the curry paste, and contiue to simmer until the chicken is cooked through ( about 12-15mins)
  • Now add the frozen spinach, and leave to swirl through the curry.
  • Once the flavours have combined, serve with a dallop of yogurt, rice and chopped cucumber and enjoy!


We love adding a few tbsp of mango chutney to this recipe and sometimes swap half the stock for coconut milk.