This mild low-fat curry recipe is perfect for all the family. A great way to introduce children to curries. It is a perfect mixture of spices to be delicate and still flavoursome. Easily made vegetarian for anyone who prefers not to eat meat.

Mild chicken curry
Mild chicken curry

The importance of adding vegetables to your low-fat curry recipe

Vegetables are low in calories compared to their density. This essentially means that they fill you up with very few calories.

The more vegetables you have in a meal either as a side dish or mixed in with the meal itself the lower-calorie the meal tends to be. A filling but low-calorie meal is perfect for weight loss.

All my recipes include vegetables where possible but do feel free to add more as an accompaniment when you can. Always choose vegetables that you enjoy because otherwise you will begrudge eating them and are more likely to before long stop cooking them at all.

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Mild chicken curry
Mild chicken curry
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Making a meal vegetarian easily

This mild low-fat curry recipe is easily made vegetarian with Quorn or Tofu instead of chicken but equally, you could just use lots of vegetables instead if you prefer.

An easy way to make a meal vegetarian is to swap the meat for a vegetarian alternative such as Quorn. Other possible swaps are for jackfruit, lentils, chickpeas, mixed beans or just extra vegetables.

I have been a vegetarian since I was 10 years old and enjoy a huge variety of food so whatever you do, don’t let being vegetarian mean you need to eat a boring diet.

Quorn KFC
Quorn KFC

Making this recipe 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

Using frozen chicken

Chicken for this mild low-fat curry recipe 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 you only have frozen chicken there I have lots of tips to safely defrost chicken check them out in my defrosting chicken guide.

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Frozen chicken

Why this mild curry is perfect for Dieters

This is a mild curry perfect for all the family but as it uses low calorie ingredients and lots of vegetables it is great if you are trying to lose weight too

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

More low-fat recipes you may enjoy

If you don’t fancy this mild low-fat curry recipe but would like a recipe with rice, check out my huge selection of rice recipes and check out my tips for cooking the perfect rice!

You can find more recipes with chicken here including chicken and mushroom curry. If you are vegetarian then check my vegan and vegetarian recipes guide too.

If you are a curry fan check out this post full of curry tips and recipes including curry sauce.

I have a lot of weight loss guides and support if you want to exercise including if you have a condition like fibromyalgia.

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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Mild chicken curry

Mild Low-fat curry recipe with chicken

  • Author: JustAverageJen
  • Prep Time: 5 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 Minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Portions 1x
  • Category: Main meal
  • Method: Hob
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Diet: Low Fat


This mild low-fat curry with chicken is easy to make and a perfect family meal with its delicate spices ideal for all the family.



4 Chicken breasts cut into bite size chunks

2 Garlic cloves, crushed

2 tbsp finely chopped fresh ginger

2 tsp granulated sweetener

2 large onions, roughly chopped

10 Mushrooms, quartered

2 tsp Mild curry powder

Pinch of salt

1 tsp Coriander, ground

1 tsp Cumin, ground

1 tsp Turmeric, ground

0.5 tsp Garam Masala

0.25 Mild chill powder

4 Cardamon pods, lightly crushed

250ml Passata

200ml Chicken Stock

300g Fat Free fromage frais

2 tbsp Chopped fresh Coriander


Spray a large frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and place over a medium high heat.

Fry the onions, garlic, ginger, curry powder, cardamon pods and ground spices for five minutes until tender.

Add the Chicken and fry gently until browned and cooked throughout.

Turn the heat to medium and add the passata, stock, sweetener and mushrooms and cook for a further 10 minutes.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes then gently stir in the fromage frais before serving.


If you wish to freeze this dish then freeze before adding the fromage frais then add that once it is reheated.

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  1. Home made curry is the best, I really like that you have the vegetarian alternative too

  2. Just Average Jen’s recipes are amazing I would definitely recommend this delicious Mild Chicken Curry. Although I do prefer my curries “Hot” lol!! Following these recipes and doing this every day has not only helped me lose weight and keep it off, hope it helps others too!