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Niall’s Cashew Butter Chicken Curry

Niall’s Cashew Butter Chicken Curry
Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist6 years ago
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Niall Kirkland's cashew butter curry is everything you need for a quick and easy dinner that turns up the heat – without the guilt. Using cashew butter instead of cream means that your curry will be every bit as creamy as any restaurant dish – except it's actually good for you.

If you’re not familiar with Niall already, he’s making waves on Instagram with his super-healthy recipes that look just like your favourite junk food. With his meal-prep hacks, delicious high-protein desserts and junk-food classics (like his healthy KFC-style chicken), this guy knows his way around the kitchen. Take a look for yourself if you don’t believe us… @niallkirkland

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Makes: 3 servings


  • 1 tbsp. turmeric
  • 1 tbsp. garam masala
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. coriander
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 300g chicken breast - diced
  • 1 onion, cut into long strands
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 200ml passata
  • 1 tin light coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp. Cashew Butter (approx 70g)
cashew butter curry


1. First, mix all of your spices in a small bowl.

2. Next, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil in a large frying pan on medium heat. Add the chicken and half of the spices and fry for 5-8 minutes.

3. When the chicken is cooked, remove from the pan and set aside.

4. Add a glass of water to frying pan and then add onions, garlic and ginger and fry for 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently. If it dries out, add more water.

5. Now, add passata and coconut milk and mix it in with onions, garlic and ginger. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

6. Turn the heat up to high to let the curry simmer and reduce.

7. Once the sauce has thickened, reduce the heat to low and add 3 tbsp. of cashew butter. Stir the cashew butter in well and remove the pan from heat.

8. Serve with white rice and garnish with cashew nuts and coriander.

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Nutritional info per serving:

Total Fat24g
Total Carbohydrates71g
Jennifer Blow
Editor & Qualified Nutritionist
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Jennifer Blow has a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutritional Science and a Master’s of Science by Research in Nutrition, and now specialises in the use of sports supplements for health and fitness, underpinned by evidence-based research.

Jennifer has been quoted or mentioned as a nutritionist in major online publications including Vogue, Elle, and Grazia, for her expertise in nutritional science for exercise and healthy living.

Her experience spans from working with the NHS on dietary intervention trials, to specific scientific research into omega-3 fatty acid supplementation and also the effect of fast foods on health, which she has presented at the annual Nutrition Society Conference. Jennifer is involved in many continuing professional development events to ensure her practise remains at the highest level. Find out more about Jennifer’s experience here.

In her spare time, Jennifer loves hill walking and cycling, and in her posts you’ll see that she loves proving healthy eating doesn’t mean a lifetime of hunger.