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Chicken Curry Recipe


Here’s one of our recipes, to inspire your own food-waste-fighting ideas!

Curry Recipe to use leftover roast chicken:

6-8 oz leftover chicken (cut into pieces)

1 small onion (chopped)

½ red pepper (and any other old vegetable that needs to be used, such as courgettes, beans, squash,)

1 large clove garlic (chopped finely

1 ½ ” piece of red chilli (seeded and chopped finely)

3 T flour

1 level t turmeric

1 level t ginger

1 heaping t curry powder

½ Pint vegetable or chicken stock*

3 T raisins, currents or dried cranberries

Salt and pepper

3 T natural yoghurt

Olive oil (1-2 T)


Sauté onions in olive oil on a medium heat, once they start getting translucent, add garlic and chilli pepper.  Cook for 3 minutes and add chicken and pepper (other vegetables).  Once warmed up, add flour, seasoning, salt and pepper.  Once mixed together, lower heat and slowly add enough stock to make a nice sauce.  Simmer until raisins/dried fruit are plumped out a bit (around 15 minutes).  5 minutes before serving, add yoghurt.  Lovely served on a bed of basmati rice with a side of apple chutney.

*You can make homemade chicken stock from the carcass of the roast chicken.  A good hint is to put the  chicken carcass in a colander (to collect the meat) in a pot with ½ onion, 1 pealed carrot cut into pieces, 1 celery stick cut into pieces, including the leaves, salt, and 8 pepper corns.  Cover with around 2-3 pints of water (enough to cover everything).  Cover and simmer for around 1 hour.  Skim off scum, remove carcass and vegetables (retain meat for soup, curry or in a risotto) and use stock for curries or soups.