BBC Good Food Magazine

Japanese-style chicken curry

This easy, comforting curry sauce is the perfect complement to tender, juicy brined chicken.


SERVES 6 PREP 20 mins COOK 35 mins EASY

1 prepared roast chicken (left)

For the sauce

1 tbsp vegetable oil

2 onions, thickly sliced

2 large garlic cloves, finely grated 25g ginger, peeled and grated 45g unsalted butter

30g plain flour

1 tbsp medium curry powder

½ tsp garam masala

850ml vegetable stock

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tbsp honey

2 tsp rice wine vinegar

500g Maris Piper potatoes, cut into eighths

3 large carrots, sliced on the diagonal

To serve cooked short-grain white rice sliced spring onions Japanese pickles (optional)

1 For the sauce, heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole or pan over a medium heat and cook the onions and for 10 mins until lightly golden. Mix in the garlic and ginger, and cook gently for a couple of minutes until fragrant. Add the butter and, once sizzling, stir in the flour, curry powder and garam masala. Cook for 3-4 mins until the mixture has darkened in colour. Gradually ladle in the stock, stirring well after each addition.

2 Bring to a gentle simmer and add the soy sauce, honey and vinegar. Stir in the potatoes and carrots, then cover and simmer for about 15-20 mins until the sauce has thickened and the vegetables are cooked. Season to taste, adding a splash more stock if it’s too thick. Slice the chicken and serve with the rice. Spoon over the sauce and scatter over the spring onions. Serve with Japanese pickles, if you like.

GOOD TO KNOW 1 of 5-a-day

PER SERVING 523 kcals • fat 28g • saturates 9g • carbs 29g • sugars 11g • fibre 5g • protein 36g • salt 4.3g

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