15 Minute Healthy Chicken & Yoghurt Curry: Recipe

There are those times when you arrive home after a long day and you can’t be bothered to cook. This 15 minute healthy chicken & yoghurt curry recipe is just the thing for those times. It’s healthy, it’s tasty, it’s quick and it’s easy. This recipe came about when I had to cook dinner, couldn’t be bothered, and had no idea what I wanted to cook other than “I want a curry”.

15 minute healthy chicken yoghurt curry recipe

Preparation Time: 5 minutes     /     Cooking Time:  10 minutes     /   Serves:


  • 1g fennel seeds
  • 1.5g sweet paprika powder
  • 1.5g tumeric powder
  • 1.5g cumin seeds
  • 1 red chilli, finely sliced and de-seeded
  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 150g natural or unsweetened Greek yoghurt
  • ½ lime, juiced
  • 1 cup cooked Basmati rice
  • A few fresh coriander leaves.


  1. Grind the fennel and cumin seeds in a pestle and mortar.
  2. Heat a small amount of oil in frying pan. Once the oil is hot, add the spices and leave to fry for about 30 seconds, mixing the whole time with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the chicken to the frying pan and coat well in the spice mix.
  4. Once the chicken is well coated add the chilli to the pan and continue to cook for about 8 minutes, until the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Remove the frying pan from the heat and allow it to cool off the heat for 1 minute.
  6. Add the yoghurt and lime juice to the cooked chicken.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Serve the chicken on top of the basmati rice, and finish with a few coriander leaves.


If you don’t have a pestle and mortar, you can use pre-ground fennel and cumin seeds.
If you want something a bit more indulgent, you can substitute the yoghurt with thickened cream.

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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