A favourite at the Chinese takeaway, this healthy Chinese chicken and mushroom curry recipe is also rather tasty. It’s a great way of having your favourite Chinese meal at home without all the calories! Easy to make and well worth giving a go!

chicken and mushroom curry
Chicken and mushroom curry

Why fakeaways are great for weight loss

Instead of ordering a takeaway, it is so much healthier to make your own version without the oil and fats of a takeaway.

Not only that but you are also less likely to have all the extras like naan bread or prawn crackers that you might have ordered from the takeaway!

If you follow Slimming World, Weight Watchers (WW), Noom or any other weight loss plan you can usually count the ingredients within this recipe in your allowances.

It is of course important to check any plan you follow and remember all nutritional information and ingredients are found in the recipe card below.

Step by step instructions

Get all your ingredients ready so you know you have all you need!

Stir fry the Chicken or Quorn pieces until completely cooked. For the lowest calories use low-calorie cooking spray, if you are happy to use a few calories then olive oil is perfect.

Add the red onion, Mushrooms, Peas, Medium Curry Powder and stir well.

Add stock pot and boiling water

Bring to a boil and simmer until the mushrooms and onions are tender.

Remove from heat then stir in the natural yoghurt to thicken the curry sauce.

Sprinkle over chopped fresh coriander to serve – not essential but looks nice!

Using frozen chicken

Chicken for this fakeaway Chinese mushroom curry or any other chicken recipes should never be cooked from frozen.

There are so many issues with this that risk food poisoning. If you have just realised that you only have frozen chicken then I have lots of tips to safely defrost it for your chicken curry.

Check them out in my defrosting chicken guide.

frozen chicken in a yellow tray
Frozen chicken

Making this healthy Chinese chicken and mushroom curry with Quorn

It is really easy to adapt this recipe to use Quorn, as a vegetarian myself I do it often. It is always worth remembering that Quorn takes less time to cook when substituting it for chicken.

Check out my selection of Quorn recipes, all perfect for all the family whether vegetarian or not, some are vegan too.

Quorn mince and chicken pieces
Quorn mince and Quorn chicken pieces

More healthy recipes you may enjoy

If you would like alternative recipes to make with chicken then take a look at all my chicken recipes here.

If you found this recipe looking for ways to use lots of mushrooms check out my 21 healthy mushroom recipes and my nutritional information of mushrooms article.

mushrooms infographic

Maybe you don’t fancy this healthy Chinese chicken and mushroom curry but would like another recipe with rice? Check out my huge selection of rice recipes here and check out my tips for cooking the perfect rice!

Cooked rice in a saucepan on a cooling rack
Cooked rice

If you are a curry fan then do check out this post full of curry tips and recipes. Do you like tasty Chinese takeaways? Then why not check out my Chinese fakeaway selection here and create a whole menu full of takeaway alternatives?

Have you ever grown your own mushrooms? This kit is great if you fancy trying it.

Mild chicken curry
Mild chicken curry

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Have a good look around and see how I can help you achieve your weight loss goals. Request my free resources to get you started too!

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chicken and mushroom curry

Healthy Chinese Chicken and Mushroom Curry or Quorn alternative

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Low Calorie


A tasty mild healthy Chinese Chicken and mushroom curry. This tasty Chinese recipe is great for all the family – whether dieting or not!



2 Chicken breasts (cut into chunks) or 150g Quorn pieces

1 red onion (thinly sliced)

100g frozen peas

300g Mushrooms (sliced)

1 tbsp. Medium Curry Powder

1 Stock Pot (I used mushroom for the vegetarian one and chicken for the chicken one. You could also use vegetable stock)

300ml Boiling Water

1 tbsp. Fat-free Natural Yoghurt


Stir fry the Chicken or Quorn pieces until completely cooked

Add the red onion, Mushrooms, Peas, Medium Curry Powder, stock pot and boiling water

Bring to the boil and simmer until mushrooms and onions are tender.

Remove from heat then stir in the natural yoghurt to thicken the curry sauce.

Keywords: Slimming World, syn free, Chinese, Fakeaway

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  1. This curry was so delish. The sauce was gorgeous and it was dead easy to prep and make. Yum.

  2. I came across this recipe by chance,I was looking for a quick meal with what I had in the fridge. It was simple and quick to prepare and was ready in no time. it was also very tasty. This is definitly a keeper. Thank you!