Recipe: Cheat’s Chicken Curry In A Hurry

Sometimes you don’t have time to make a curry sauce from scratch and reduce it down to the right consistency, or you find you’ve forgotten to get natural yoghurt or whatever essential ingredient, but you still fancy a chicken curry. This is a great quick recipe to give you your curry fix in a pinch. And it’s syn free!

F = Free food (eat as much as you like)
S = Speed food (these should make up at least a third of your meal)
P = Protein free food (eat as much of these as you like!)
HEa = Healthy Extra A (a daily allowance of dairy produce)
HEb = Healthy Extra B (a daily allowance of a product with fibre)
# = a number denotes roughly how many syns are in foods used

11221481_10155728026485386_7221491760814185766_oCHEAT’S CHICKEN CURRY IN A HURRY
1 large or 2 regular portions at ZERO syns


  • 1 can of Syn-free chickpea dahl* (F)
  • Leftover roast chicken or cooked chicken pieces (P)
  • Speed vegetables of choice (S)
  • Low-cal spray oil (F)
  • Rice (F)


  • Put your rice on to cook according to the package instructions.
  • In another pan, add your sliced and diced speed vegetables and fry in a little low-cal spray oil.
  • Add the chicken and the chickpea dahl and heat through till piping hot.
  • Drain the rice and serve with the curry.

It’s that simple! I used onion, courgette and mushrooms for my speed food addition.

Borrowed from Jill Heslop Slimming World Facebook Group – she’s my fabulous consultant!

* There are only a few syn-free chickpea dahls, so make sure yours in one of them!

  • Asda Chosen By You (this is the one I use)
  • Mazadar Chickpea Dahl
  • Free & Easy Chickpea and Vegetable Curry
  • Tesco Chickpea Dahl – I’ve been notified that this one has now changed and is 1.5 syns per can. (thanks to Susan Swarbrick for alerting me!)


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