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.
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  1. This has been a staple on my hcg journey (15 months) Can make it without the recipe now. And I just love how my house smells amazing whilst making it.

    Thanks so much Nik I LOVE your recipes.

  2. Omg ! If I could I would go for seconds. But I just can’t fit it in. At first I was hesitant about having no coconut milk or cream. But it honestly doesn’t need it. Definitely making this again soon.
    For my dh who doesn’t like anything spicy I topped his with a dollop if greek yoghurt. He devoured it.

  3. What a tasty recipe – it’s one I will return to often! I might try it with a bit more of the spices next time, but it’s lovely as it is. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Made this last night. Yum! Quick, easy, tasty perfect after work meal. Thank you for sharing with us.

  5. All your curries are my go to favourites. I pride myself on having all the spices etc in the cupboard these days, even after a long day at work I enjoy whipping up something “from scratch” made Chicken Madras last night, a winner! Hubby enjoyed it for lunch today. Thanks for a great website and most importantly DELECIOUS recipies. I love all the curries and am working my way through all of them.

  6. WOW WOW WOW! Totally amazed by the flavours achieved in this recipe. Hard to believe how clean this is. This is my new go to recipe. We had with broccolini and as I didn’t have enough tomato paste I used a tin of tomatoes and reduced the water. Totally devine! THANKYOU

  7. Made this tonight. Easy late from work dinner. Heaps of flavour and way cheaper than take away. Thanks for another great recipe.

  8. This is a firm family fav absolutely love it. This and the Beef Madras as well is in frequent rotation in this hoisehold

  9. Thanks for another fantastic recipe! Can’t believe I am able to retain the taste and still stick to the diet!

  10. Another very tasty curry and so simple to make. Had it the other night and looking forward to making it again. Plan to use thigh fillets next time as I’m more of a ‘thigh fan’ 😉

  11. Really yummy and easy dish to throw together. I’m doing weight watchers and a serve of this plus 1/4 cup of rice was 7 Propoints- defiantly will be a weekly staple. I left out the coriander, increased the cumin, left out the chilli and used 1 kg chicken thighs

    Thanks nik!!!! Xxx

  12. Another awesome meal with minimal effort – 5 plates licked clean and all had seconds. Only disappointment is that there is no leftovers for tomorrow for lunch!!!!!

  13. This looks delicious… I’ll definitely give it a go! Just wondering though… I’m doing HCG Phase 2… should I still include the tomato paste? Not sure if that is an allowed food?

    1. I’m also wondering if this can be adapted to P2. Tomatoes being a free food, surely we could make tomato paste thats compliant?

  14. Thanks Nikalene, for this recipe its now my favourite curry and that its perfectly clean is even better. So full of flavour and so easy!

  15. Love love love! My husband loved this as did my in laws. Their comments were “delicious” and “so much flavour” that was all I got while they sat silent shovelling it in! I may have my deep freezer 1/4 full of madras…. Lol another top quality recipe made with love.

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