skinnymixer’s Chicken Madras

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skinnymixer's Chicken Madras

skinnymixer's Chicken Madras

This Chicken Madras is deceptively delicious and is a great mid-week dinner for the family. Serve with cauliflower rice for a healthy low calorie meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Author: Skinnymixers
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Indian
Servings: 4 -6


  • 1 tsp garlic powder **
  • 1 tsp onion powder **
  • 1 tsp ginger powder **
  • 1 tbsp dried coriander ground
  • 2 tsp dried cumin ground
  • 1 tsp dried turmeric ground
  • 1/2 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • 1/2 tsp salt optional, leave out if you don’t like salt
  • 80 g water
  • 1 tbsp chicken stock concentrate or vegetable, but chicken is better!
  • 400 g water (or chicken stock liquid)
  • 50 g tomato paste
  • 800 g chicken breast medium dice (not small or it will shred)
  • 2 handfuls of baby spinach


  • Add garlic, ginger, onion, coriander, cumin, turmeric, chilli flakes, salt and 80 g or 2.8 oz water to thermal bowl.
  • Cook 2 min/100°C or 212°F/speed 2/MC on. (see notes below if not using dried ingredients)
  • Add stock, water and tomato paste.
  • Cook 20 min/steaming temperature/speed 2/MC off.
  • Add chicken. Cook 8-10 min/100°C or 212°F/slowest speed/reverse/MC on.
  • Add baby spinach leaves to a thermal server, or any dish with a lid and pour hot curry over.
  • Cover 5 min then stir through.
  • Serve with Cauliflower Rice for a delicious and healthy meal 🙂


Serves 8 on HCG protocol - 6 on normal eating - 4 for big eaters x
If you don't want to use onion, garlic, ginger powders in your recipes, and would rather fresh ingredients, that is fine... just chop at the beginning, add the rest of the dry spices and sauté in 30 g or 1 oz olive oil for 3 minutes.
1 tsp garlic powder = 2 garlic cloves
1 tsp ginger powder = 2 cm fresh ginger
1 tsp onion powder = 1 medium brown onion
Comments from Michael
I didn't think that the Beef Madras could be outdone. Try this recipe and see for yourself 🙂
Bellini Users
Use blunt blade for this recipe.
At step 4 use ST temp if using an Intelli and 120 degrees if using a Supercook.
At step 5 use speed 1.
Tried this recipe?Mention @skinnymixer or tag #skinnymixers!


    1. Hi Allison, we haven’t had the nutritional panel calculated for this dish yet, but it is on the list 🙂

  1. I make this regularly. My partner originally said it wasn’t creamy enough so now make it with coconut cream & it’s still amazing! Thank you Nik

  2. Unfortunately this one didn’t work out for me – not sure why! It was super bland, a bit watery and the chicken was dry. Must have been a bad day for Thermi!

  3. HI Nik … Just wondering if I could double this recipe & if so would I have to change anything other than doubling all the quantities?

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  5. Nik, awesome recipe, have introduced this as part of my P2R3 to help me mix it up, great recipe thanks so much x x x

  6. I love this curry and make it regularly. It tastes as good as butter chicken but so much easier to make! My three boys (aged1, 3,4) all love it too. And I always have the ingredients in the pantry. Thank you Nik!

  7. Yum, yum and more yum!!!!
    I don’t know why I worry. But it didn’t smell too good before adding the chicken, but I tasted it and WOW, SOOOO YUMMY!!!! I added coconut cream because I had next to no sauce after the 20 mins cooking, it wasn’t like on the pic. And it was still delicious. Thank you Nik, your recipes are always divine!!!!! 😘

  8. This is me all time go to curry. Made entirely from pantry ingredients and chicken, I can throw together a dinner when all the fresh stuff is out. 5 min prep and walk away 🙂

  9. I didn’t like this dish at all until I realised I’d put in 400g of chicken breast and 800g of water. I will try it again after I make the stock concentrate. It’s one of those dishes where stock makes or breaks it but even though it was a disaster it was very easy and simple and requires minimal ingredients.

  10. This is amazing. My other half ‘doesn’t like Indian food, or spices’, yet inhaled this and boxed up a portion rather quickly for his work lunches in the freezer. Even my super fussy kids have awarded it the highest honour of ‘okay’, while eating all of their portion 😂
    Thanks Nik, you’re a star. Changing the way my family eats, one recipe at a time, challenging taste buds just a little at a time.

  11. such an easy curry to make – if im feeling lazy this is my go to meal! its quicker to make this than go out and get take away.

  12. Wow!! My hubby and I love it and my 11 year old son said “this is in my top 10 favourite meals”. Nice to have everyone happy!!

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