Chinese Chicken Curry

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Chinese


A delicious kid-friendly mild Chinese Chicken Curry recipe. The perfect go-to family dinner and great for batch-cooking and storing in the freezer.


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, diced
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 2 tbsp curry powder, mild or medium
  • 800ml / 3.25 cups stock (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 500g / 17.5oz chicken breast, diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 large carrots, thinly sliced
  • 1 tin chickpeas, drained
  • 100g / 1 cup frozen peas


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan or saucepan on the hob and add the onion. Gently fry for a couple of minutes until the onion starts to soften.
  2. Add the apple and garlic and continue to fry for another minute.
  3. Add the flour and curry powder and stir in quickly, frying for a final minute.
  4. Add the stock and soy sauce, bring to the boil and then simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Blitz the sauce until smooth. You can do this in the pan with a hand blender or transfer to a stand blender.
  6. Once the sauce has been blitzed, add the chicken, potatoes and carrots. Simmer on a medium heat for approximately 13-15 minutes until the chicken and vegetables are fully cooked.
  7. Add the chickpeas and frozen peas and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
  8. Serve with boiled rice.


Freezing Instructions

  1. Leftovers can be stored in a sealed container in the fridge for 48 hours. Reheat fully before eating.
  2. To freeze, transfer to a container or freezer bag, allow to cool completely then transfer to the freezer for up to 2 months. To defrost, put it in the fridge for 24 hours. Reheat in a pan on the hob until piping hot throughout.
  3. It is also possible to just make the sauce element of the curry in advance. After step 5, cool the sauce then freeze.

Serving Size

  1. This recipe makes enough for two meals for a family of four. ie two meals for two adults and two children. If your children are older (teenage years) or eat quite large portions then it will serve less.