Posted by Keil Nelson on

Curry is a food I love to eat.  I was born and still live in a city which is known as the curry capital of the UK (probably the world) so there is no shortage of great curry houses to choose from.  I also love to cook and enjoy making my own which is why I was inspired to create this chicken and chickpea curry recipe.

Chicken & Chickpea Curry Recipe

Before I began my health and weightloss journey I could often be found in a local curry restaurant at least once if not twice a weekend after a heavy night out drinking lots of beer.  It was during one of these booze fuelled visits when I saw myself in one of the mirrors and was horrified at the reflection staring back at me! I made the decision there and then to take back control and start working towards a fitter and healthier life.

Although I still enjoy going for a curry now and then, it's not something I want to do all the time anymore.  Instead, I like to make my own healthy curries at home.

Chicken and Chickpea Curry

I first discovered this chicken and chickpea curry during the summer when the weather was hot and I didn't want to eat anything too spicy.  Due to the subtle flavours this curry is perfect for everyone and can be enjoyed anytime, even if you are not a big fan of a super spicy curry you should still enjoy this one!

The chickpeas help to bulk out the curry, they are not an ingredient I use regularly unless I make a delicious houmous as a snack. They are a good way of getting a little bit of extra protein into this meal alongside the chicken so it's perfect for after a good workout.


Serves 2
  • x1 tsp Oil
  • x2 Chicken Breasts Chopped
  • x1 Large Onion Chopped
  • x1 tsp Cumin Seeds
  • x1 tsp Ginger
  • x2 Crushed Garlic Cloves
  • x1 tsp Garam Masala
  • x1 Tin Chickpeas
  • x1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 100g rice to serve if required


  1. Heat oil in a large pan adding onions and chicken
  2. After a few minutes add the garlic and spices stiring well to marinate the chicken
  3. Once chicken is cooked add chickpeas and tinned tomotoes
  4. Season with pepper
  5. Simmer for 10-15 minutes
  6. Serve with rice if required

If you recreate this chicken and chickpea curry, I'd love to see a photo.  Tag me @voltagesport on Instagram and use #voltagesport too.

Do you enjoy making your own curry or do you only like to have them when you go out?  What sort of curry would you like to see a recipe for?  Share in the comments below and I'll see what I can do.

Written by Keil

This blog post was inspired by the Trigger Your Blog 7-day blogging challenge.

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