USING UP THE LEFT OVERS - Chicken and Chickpea Curry

We had some left-over cooked chicken from the weekend's Sunday roast and so by adding some chickpeas and a few other basic ingredients, I made up a lovely Chicken Curry with Rice last night. It was so easy and avoided throwing away some very tasty meat. You can turn any left-over cooked meat into a delicious weekday curry within 30 minutes. Go on try it!

Ingredients: (For two persons)
500g of left-over cooked Chicken - chopped into small pieces
2 small onions - very finely chopped
3 crushed garlic cloves
3tbs Tikka Masala Spice Paste (I use Patak's)
400g tin of Chickpeas in water
400g tin of Ratatouille
150g Basmati rice
500ml boiling water
1tsp salt

  • Fry the finely chopped onions and the garlic for 7 minutes on a low heat.
  • Add the Tikka Paste and stir well over the heat.
  • Add the chicken and stir well. Do not increase the heat.

  • Add the Ratatouille and stir in.
  • Add the chickpeas and stir well.
  • Simmer over the low heat for 20 minutes, adding hot water if the curry becomes too thick.
  • Meanwhile place the rice in a non-metallic bowl and pour over the boiling water and add salt.
  • Cover the rice with cling film and pierce.
  • Microwave the rice on high level power for 11 minutes (750W).
  • Allow the rice to stand for 2 minutes.
  • Drain off any excess water from the rice and serve with the curry.  



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