500 Calories or Less: Super Easy Chicken Curry

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.

Serves: 4
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 25 minutes
Calories: 231 per serving


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!

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