MetMUnch’s Meal of the Month – Not-Quite-Chicken Curry

Not-Quite-Chicken Curry

We’re right in the middle of exam season so why not try a quick, easy and comforting meal –our Not-Quite-Chicken Curry.

Why’s it not-quite-chicken curry? Because it’s chicken curry, but not quite. We’ve swapped the chicken for a veggie replacement – better for the environment, but you still get that good protein source. Combined with the carbohydrates, fibre, vitamins and minerals of the other ingredients (plus getting two of your five a day veggies), you can’t go wrong.

Keep an eye on @MetMUnch and over the next month for study tips and more. Good luck, everyone!


This month’s Meal of the Month was created by Emily and Isabelle!

Ingredients (Serves 2)

  • Asda chicken tikka masala curry powder. 2 tbsp.
  • Natural yoghurt. 6 tbsp.
  • Quorn chicken pieces. 2 handfuls.
  • Red pepper. ½.
  • Salad tomatoes. 2 medium.
  • Small onion. ½ the vegetable.
  • Wholegrain basmati rice. 1 portion, roughly 60g.
  • Squeezed lemon. ½.
  • Olive oil. 1 tsp.
  • Fresh coriander. 2 heaped tbsp.


  • Pour rice into a saucepan, put to one side.
  • Mix yoghurt, lemon and curry powder together in a bowl.
  • Chop tomatoes, pepper, onion and coriander.
  • Stir Quorn chicken pieces into yoghurt mixture until coated.
  • Add water to rice until the saucepan is ¾ full, bring to the boil. When boiling, time the rice for 25 minutes.
  • Add olive oil to the frying pan, fry onions for 3-4 minutes until light golden. Add Quorn chicken pieces to the frying pan. Turn up to a high heat. Add tomatoes and peppers.
  • Stir for approx. 10 minutes, until Quorn has softened.
  • Pour rest of yoghurt mixture into the saucepan, stir until bubbling. Turn down to a low-heat, until rice is ready.
  • After 25 minutes/when the rice is ready, drain and pour onto a plate.
  • Turn the heat of the frying pan up until curry is bubbling. Serve and enjoy. Sprinkle chopped coriander on top.

Nutrition Facts & Guidelines

Quorn Chicken:

  • Protein source.
  • Low in saturated fats.
  • Gluten free.


  • Carbohydrate source.
  • High in fibre gluten-free & cholesterol free.
  • Sources of magnesium, phosphorus, selenium, thiamin, niacin and vitamin

Red peppers, tomatoes & onion:

  • Rich in vitamins and minerals.
  • Provide two portions of your five a day!





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