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500 Calories or Less: Super Easy Chicken Curry

This is one of our favourite less than 500 calorie meals. It’s perfect if you’re looking for 5:2 diet plan ideas or just fancy something lighter for dinner. The 500 calories fast days are obviously the hardest part of the diet. The point of the 5:2 diet is that you give your body 2 fast days and 5 days where you eat normally, albeit slightly healthier. The diet has become one of the nation’s favourite weight-loss options and the fast days needn’t be as scary as they sound.

This is a delicious easy recipe and ready in just 30 minutes! This Super Easy Chicken Curry makes the perfect midweek dinner. Stir in a few spoonfuls of low-fat natural yogurt to cool the spices if you prefer a milder curry. Being on a diet doesn’t mean missing out on your favourite treats. We’ve got lots of low calorie versions of classic meals including curry, stir-fries, sandwiches and more. And of course, we’d love to hear how you’re getting on with your 5:2 diet progress so feel free to comment below and let us know all about it.

500 Calories or Less: Super Easy Chicken Curry

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By Rose Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes Cooking Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 35 minutes

This Super Easy Chicken Curry makes the perfect midweek dinner.


  • 2tbsp oil
  • 1 red onion, sliced
  • 400g skinless chicken breast fillets, cut into chunks
  • 4tbsp balti paste
  • 250g new potatoes, quartered
  • 100g baby spinach
  • handful of chopped coriander, for garnish



Heat the oil in a pan. Add the onion and cook for a few minutes until softened. Add the chicken and cook for 5 mins.


Stir in the balti paste and then add the potatoes and 200ml water.


Bring to the boil, reduce the heat, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and the potatoes are tender.


Stir in the spinach until wilted. To serve, sprinkle over the coriander and enjoy!


  • 231 Calories


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  • Charlotte Isobelle
    January 29, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    mmm i love a good curry and trying to cut down its hard to find one good enough! ill try this 😀

  • Kelly Wheelhouse
    March 17, 2019 at 7:14 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I can’t believe it’s low calorie as well!

  • Carolyn
    May 11, 2019 at 6:04 am

    Great low calorie curry. I just calculated my recent chicken curry recipe and it cam out at 875 cal per person! ( Butter Chicken / Makhani ). Yikes!
    Will give this one a try next week.

  • Margaret Gallagher
    May 12, 2019 at 11:15 am

    A WINNER for taste and our waistline – THANKS

  • amy simpson
    June 5, 2019 at 9:58 am

    My kind od curry and recipe x

  • Heather Haigh
    July 17, 2019 at 5:08 pm

    Great, tasty, easy, and fine for my diet.

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