Fat free chicken in a curry yoghurt sauce

Recipe from: February 2010
chicken curry

Ingredients 23
Servings 6
Time 20 minutes


  • 1 large tray of chicken thighs - about 25
  • 1L tub of fat free plain yoghurt
  • 2 tsp coriander
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp of tumeric
  • 1
    chopped garlic
  • 1
    chopped ginger
  • 2 onions chopped finely
  • 1 tsp dried red chilli flakes
  • 4
  • handfull of curry leaves
  • the juice of 4 lemons
  • salt
  • Veg Spaghetti
  • 4 peeled carrots cut into thin strips on a mondoline (small julienne)
  • 4 peeled large zucchini cut into thin strips on a mondoline (small julienne)
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1 tsp whole cumin seeds
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tsp of olive oil
  • some chicken stock - about 1/2 a cup


25 minutes
Combine all of the above in a large bowl  remove the thigh skins and drown them in the yoghurt marinade leave this in the fridge to marinate all day (I do this before work and leave it all day). Remove the chicken thighs from the marinade and bung the whole lot into a roasting pan and bake uncovered in your oven at about 180 degrees for 20 minutes. In a pan on the top of the stove - reduce the marinade down by half, this results in a sweet and spicy yoghurt sauce which you spoon over the thighs when serving.

Veg Spaghetti

In a frying pan - heat the oil and fry the crushed garlic and cumin seeds lightly add the carrots first as they require a little more time than the zucchini and give them a good stir fry for about 3 minutes then add the zucchini salt (not too much as you are using chicken stock which is salty) and pepper and chicken stock and cook until tender and the stock has evapourated.

Serve your spicy chicken thighs on a bed of the vegetable spaghetti with a generous splash of the reduced sweet and spicy curry sauce.

If you are not dieting - you could use full fat yoghurt and brown sugar or honey to sweeten the sauce.

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