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Neven's chicken korma

 337 ratings

Prep Time:15 mins

Cooking Time:60 mins

Serves:4 Adults

Neven's chicken korma

It's not too difficult to make chicken korma at home and you'll enjoy the taste advantage that fresh cooking brings to the table instead of regular takeout!

About this recipe

This easy chicken korma recipe was taken from the Take on the Take Away series on RTÉ 1. Try it out to learn how to make chicken korma just like Neven Maguire.


  • 4 chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 heaped teaspoon of ginger, grated
  • 1 green chilli, chopped finely (optional)
  • 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon of tomato purée
  • 150ml / 1/4 pint water
  • 1 teaspoon garam masala
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon chilli powder
  • 150ml / 1/4 pint cream
  • Coriander to garnish
  • 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
  • Salt to season


  1. Heat a little of the oil in a pan and cook the chicken in it, until there is no pink meat remaining.
  2. Make sure your meat is cooked properly and remove this pan from the heat.
  3. In a medium saucepan fry the onions and garlic until golden brown.
  4. Add the ginger and green chilli. Fry for 1 minute.
  5. Add the garam masala, turmeric, chilli powder and a pinch of salt. Fry for 1 minute.
  6. Add the tomatoes, tomato puree and water.
  7. Stir well, lower the heat and simmer for 20 to 25 minutes until the sauce is so well reduced that it is almost sticking to the bottom of the pan and the oil has separated out on the surface, stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the cooked, cubed chicken and a few tablespoons of water to the sauce. Slowly bring to the boil. Lower the heat and cook for about 20 minutes
  9. Take off the heat. Stir in the double cream. Stir well. Add the coriander leaves and season with salt to taste
  10. Serve with plain Basmati rice and naan bread


What you will need

  • Chopping board
  • Chopping knife
  • Frying pan
  • Measuring jug(for liquids)
  • Saucepan
  • Wooden spoon

Serving suggestions

Serve your chicken korma with rice or naan. For an extra twist, try adding broccoli or red pepper to the korma, but be sure to read up on how to cook vegetables safely.

"Try reducing or removing the cream altogether for a lower calorie version of this dish"

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