Chicken, lentil and spinach curry

Chicken, lentil and spinach curry
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Hands-on time 25 min, simmering time 20-25 min

One pack of chicken thighs and several store cupboard ingredients are all it takes to whip up this flavoursome dinner for two. It may not be a curry in a hurry but it is worth the wait.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
679kcals
Fat
33.3g (10.7g saturated)
Protein
53.9g
Carbohydrates
35.4g (7.8g sugars)
Fibre
11.2g
Salt
1.1g
Calories
679kcals
Fat
33.3g (10.7g saturated)
Protein
53.9g
Carbohydrates
35.4g (7.8g sugars)
Fibre
11.2g
Salt
1.1g

Ingredients

  • A glug of sunflower oil
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • a thumb-size piece of fresh ginger, grated
  • 2½ tbsp Patak’s Mild Curry Paste
  • 90g canned green lentils (drained and rinsed)
  • 250ml cold water
  • 200ml reduced-fat coconut milk
  • 4 free range skin-on chicken thighs
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 100g baby spinach
  • ½ small bunch fresh coriander, roughly chopped

To serve

  • Good spoonful of natural yogurt
  •  A couple of lime wedges

Method

  1. Heat sunflower oil in a large frying pan, then fry the red onion over a medium heat for 5-6 minutes until starting to soften.
  2. Add the garlic and ginger, then fry for 1 minute. Add the curry paste and fry for 3 minutes, then add the lentils, water and coconut milk. Bring to a gentle simmer, then add the chicken thighs. Cover and simmer gently for 20-25 minutes until the chicken is cooked through.
  3. Remove the chicken, discard the skin and bones, then shred the meat into the curry. Add the peas and baby spinach, then heat. Taste, season, then stir in the coriander. Serve in bowls, topped with a good spoonful of natural yogurt and a couple of lime wedges.

delicious. tips

  1. Make up to 24 hours in advance, then cool and chill in an airtight container. Gently reheat in a saucepan on the hob until piping hot.

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