C41 Bulk Precooked Chicken

Frozen chicken can be purchased from supermarkets such as ASDA and can be precooked to provide sufficient chicken for several curries. If frozen as described in the following instructions single portions can be easily removed from the freezer and defrosted before use.


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100 ml oil 1 tspn turmeric
100 gm onion (prepared weight) ½ tspn ground coriander
15 gm ginger (prepared weight) ½ tspn curry powder
15 gm garlic (prepared weight) ½ tspn chilli powder
½ tspn salt ½ tspn ground cumin
  ¼ tspn ground cinnamon
  1 tbspn tomato purée
  1000 gm (1 Kg) chicken breast



  1. Heat the oil in a large wok or stock pot and add the onion, ginger, garlic and salt, stir well and cook over a high heat, stirring regularly for about 5 min.
  2. Add the spices and mix well.
  3. Add the diluted tomato purée and stir well.
  4. Add the chicken and thoroughly mix to coat with the spiced onions.
  5. Add 200 ml of hot water, mix well and simmer for 15 min, stirring regularly and adding a little hot water if necessary to prevent drying (probably unnecessary).
  6. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.


  1. Strain the chicken to remove as much liquid as possible.
  2. Unless using the chicken immediately it can be frozen by putting each piece of cooled cooked chicken on a plate with each piece separated and then putting the plate into a freezer. When frozen the chicken cubes can be placed into a freezer bag and returned to the freezer.

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The main ingredients
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The cooked chicken
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