Kids Fruity Chicken Curry


Simple to make, but with a delicious mild, fruity curry chicken flavour. If you like you could add some baby sweetcorn. Its great served with poppadums and fluffy white rice.

Chicken Curry
10 minutes
20 minutes
Best for
Suitable for freezing


  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1 onion peeled and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 small carrot cut into matchsticks
  • 1 medium apple, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized chunks
  • 1 tbsp korma curry paste
  • ½ tbsp mango chutney
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 100g frozen peas
  • 150 ml coconut milk
  • 1 chicken stock cube dissolved in 150 ml boiling water
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper

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  1. Heat the oil in a wok or frying pan and sauté the onion and carrot for 3 minutes.
  2. Add the garlic and sauté for half a minute.
  3. Add the apple and stir fry for 3 minutes.
  4. Add the chicken and stir fry for 4 minutes
  5. Add the Korma curry paste, mango chutney, tomato puree, frozen peas, coconut milk and chicken stock and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  6. Season to taste.


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  • My boys loved this, it has all the fruit & veggies they like - carrots, peas, apples….and they normally turn their noses up at curry, so result! Thanks.

    18 Aug 2015

  • Agreed quick and easy. Also made a few alterations for what I had on hand: (yellow curry paste for Korma / chicken thigh for fillets / coconut cream (more like 200+ml) for milk / omitted mango chutney). Sweet curry, not hot at all. Spoon fed the rice and sauce while 11m fed her self the chunks of chicken and veg. (a messy) Success! : ) Looking forward to further batches for us all out of the freezer. Thanks AK.

    10 Aug 2015

  • Really quick and easy to make. Went down well with everyone especially my toddler!

    18 Jul 2015

  • This is a regular on our household menu and I usually always have a batch in the freezer.  Goes down well with children and adults.. it’s absolutely gorgeous and healthy plus cheap and simple to make!

    14 Apr 2015

  • made this for my 18 month old and he loved it

    23 Aug 2014

  • Made this before going to work this morning - really simple, quick and very tasty.  Will be doing a bigger batch next time as I think its a definite for freezer stock piling!

    04 Dec 2013

  • I love your recipes I have your book, and been doing a lot of your recipes lately…I made your chicken and apple balls the other 11 month old loves them! And so do we!!! ....I made this recipe tonight for him for tomorrow, so it gives the flavors a chance to marinade, ....I know he will love it, certainly are an inspiration, and I enjoy cooking your recipes, does my baby boy :) :)

    21 Aug 2013

  • I made this today for my 11 and 7 year old boys - we all enjoyed it and it was indeed one of the best curries we ever ate! I did replace the coconut milk with cream which made it extra rich. I wasn’t convinced about the apple until I actually tasted the dish. Conclusion: whatever you do, DO NOT replace/skip the apple! :-)

    31 Aug 2012

  • Made this curry today having had a longing for a curry for a few days! I loved it as did my 5 year old. As others have said it is nice and fruity and also packs in a few veggies which is great. Definitely one to add to my list of regular dinners and one I wouldn’t be afraid to serve up to adult family members and friends. I used low fat coconut milk to try and keep things more healthy and it worked out fine. I’m sure the regular coconut milk would have been even more delicious though!

    23 Feb 2012

  • Hi is this curry ok for a 11 month old, he will be 1 next week thanks x
    21 Sep 2011

  • My husband made this for our 1 year old daughter and she loves it, it’s really tasty, we blended it slightly for her and it blends easily.

    22 Aug 2011

  • im looking forward to making this for my 16month it easy to blend?

    11 Jul 2011

  • I just made this for me and my 1 year old. It was very easy to make and I had it with potato and rice. Very tasty and not spicy. Used pataks mild curry paste. Thanks for the recipe me and my daughter enjoyed it!

    19 Jun 2011

  • Just made this for my 13 month old son and for my husband and I and it is gorgeous..My son loved it and even licked the plate..We added banana at the end which went down very well with my son and husband..Thank You Annabel for yet another fantastic recipe…You have turned cooking for my son into a pleasure :)

    19 Jan 2011

  • My 20 month old loves this so much as does both myself and hubby.  Really tasty!

    13 Oct 2010

  • Hi,

    I have been using your recipes for winning my daugther and she is really enjoying her meals.

    I wuld apreciate to have all the menus

    08 Jul 2010

  • This is a delicious curry and great for the whole family.  Our 3 and half year old declared it as “heel lekker” (absolutely delicious) and our almost 1 year old loved it too.

    I also did the pureed vegie thing after the first step, cooked the chicken and added the vegies and everything else back in.  Also exchanged the peas for sweet corn. 

    This will become a regular for us.

    05 Jul 2010

  • This curry is brilliant. My daughter and i love it. It’s not 2 spicey, really fruity. Really tasty.

    04 Dec 2009

  • This was one of the nicest curries I have had in ages!! My two are a bit funny about lumpy food so I slightly changed the method I cooked it in to have a smooth sauce with pieces of chicken in it - simply made it up to the part where you add chicken and then pureed the veg/apple mixture - then poured it back into the same saute pan added the chicken and carried on as per the recipe - this was a great success - I didnt add the peas but serve it with extra veg on the side. Brilliant recipe!

    07 Jul 2009

  • I used Sharwoods korma paste and this was too spicey almost even for me.  16 month old wouldn’t eat it, unfortunately.  Perhaps taste and add the paste as you go, during the simmer time, to check the heat!

    13 Jun 2009

  • just made this curry for my two children who are 5 & 3 years old and they really enjoyed it

    06 Apr 2009

  • Hi there, i’m thinking of doing this recipe for my two girls age 9 & 6, at the moment i’m trying to give my 7mth old baby a variety of of what we as a family are eating, she is fully weaned and is eating lumpy food, do you think this recipe is suitable for her?

    09 Mar 2009

  • I made this curry last night, but was making it for 3 adults so ended up adding a table spoon of medium curry powder to make it a little tastier.  I also doubled up on everything seeing as the recipe only served 2.  I had some mushrooms that needed using up too, so I ended up putting them in.

    It was delicious, even though I put the curry powder in, it doesn’t turn it into a hot curry, even my nearly 3 year old enjoyed it, she kept coming back for more off my plate!!

    I will definately make this one again, it was so rich and creamy.

    09 Feb 2009

  • Kay - you can pick up curry paste in most supermarkets.

    26 Jan 2009

  • We made this last night, my 3 year old son is so fussy.  He ate loads, we let him help cut, stir and cook the curry for his tea and loved it.
    Many thanks, would recommend this recipe.

    25 Jan 2009

  • Am i going mad or the carrot missing from the ingredients?

    It says to add the carrot, but its not in the list????

    Maybe its just me being blind???

    18 Jan 2009

  • Hi my name is Kay i would just like to ask were do you bu the korma paste from as my daughter loves this type of food and would love to have a go of making this also i am a childminder and would like to make this for the children i look after. if anyone can tell me that would be great!

    04 Nov 2008

  • My 2 year old daughter loves this recipe. I now make it as a family meal and have some fresh chili chopped up on the side to add to the grown-up’s plates for a bit of extra kick.

    matilda s mum
    29 Sep 2008

  • My daughter really loves this curry but I do find the korma paste already contains garlic so may omit the extra clove next time as she ends up rather pungent after eating it!

    05 Sep 2008

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