Chicken Curry can be a guilty pleasure and a heavy dish. Here is my version of a Healthy Chicken Curry recipe that is full of chicken, tomatoes, chickpeas, served over brown rice, and the delicious curry flavor we all love.
Lately, I have been feeding your eyes food that makes you gain weight just by looking at it. I made the Peanut Butter Brownie Cheesecake and Apple Beer Cupcakes, just to name a couple. Now, I thought I’d slow the high-calorie train down by giving you a recipe that is going to help you burn off some of the calories and get you back on the right track.
What I love about this easy Healthy Chicken Curry Recipe is how fast it takes to make the dish. Not only that, its pretty versatile to where you can add additional veggies to the dish like fresh spinach and bell peppers if you want to add more nutrients to your diet. I love when I can hide vegetables in my food. Of course, like any Indian-Inspired dish, my absolute favorite part is the naan. It is my favorite thing. I love the bread so much, I learned how to make Homemade Naan myself.
Ingredients in this Chicken Curry Recipe
I like to keep my dishes as simple as possible and try to only use ingredients that are easily accessible at most grocery stores. The ingredients in this recipe check both of those boxes. The ingredients in this recipe include:
- Chicken Breast
- Diced Tomatoes
- Chickpeas (Garbanzo Beans)
- Jalapeno (omit if you don’t care for spice in your food)
- Brown Rice
All of these ingredients can be purchased when they have already been prepped for you. You can buy chopped onions already chopped in a bag in the frozen section of your grocery store or in the deli section, as well as the garlic and jalapeno. You can buy the microwavable kind of rice to make rice cooking easier for you.
Curry Powder vs. Curry Paste
I’ll be honest, I have not had a ton of experience making dishes with red curry paste. Depending on who I ask depends on if its best to use the powder versus the paste, but here is what I know. Curry powder is a bit easier to control in terms of potency of flavor. You simply start off adding a teaspoon of curry powder at a time and build from there. Whereas, curry paste is a little mor potent. A little goes a long way with the paste and you add it to sauces or soups to give the base a little more body.
Commonly Asked Questions
I am not a nutriionsit or a dietician by any means, but I feel that something is in the healthy realm when the dish that you are eating isn’t full of processed ingredient and have a lot of nutrient dense ingredients. This healthy curry dish meets that definition so I would say that this is a healthy chicken curry recipe.
You can add coconut milk to add to the sauce of this curry dish. Adding coconut milk will make the dish more luscious, but you will be tiptoeing into the space of this recipe not being as healthy as it is. Cocunut milk comes packed with fat and high calories.
I can’t say. But what I will say is that this recipe is full of protein and fiber, which can help you curb your cravings for bad things and keep you feeling fuller for a long while.