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South-African Bunny Chow

  • Author: Pip Payne
  • Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


A zingy chicken curry served in a bun- perfect comfort food!

Syns: 1 per portion


  • 4 wholemeal bread rolls (60g each)
  • 8 chicken thighs (diced (any excess fat removed))
  • 2 onions (finely sliced)
  • 4 to matoes (chopped)
  • 2 large potatoes (roughly diced (no need to peel))
  • 4 cloves garlic (crushed)
  • thumb-sized piece of ginger (peeled and grated)
  • 2 cups frozen peas
  • 2 heaped tbsp curry powder
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 chicken stock cubes
  • 2 tbsp Nando’s hot peri-peri sauce
  • large handful coriander (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp cornflour (mixed with a little water to make a smooth paste)
  • 1 tsp vegetable oil
  • salt and pepper


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a wide, deep pan (a large frying pan if you have one!)
  2. Add in the onion, garlic and ginger and stir fry gently for 3-4 minutes
  3. Add in the chicken, and stir fry for another 3-4 minutes until no longer pink
  4. Add in the curry powder, tomatoes, potatoes, crumbled chicken stock, bay leaves and Nando’s sauce. Stir well and then cover in boiling water.
  5. Mix thoroughly and bring to the boil, then put on a low heat and simmer very gently for 1 hour
  6. Add in the cornflour (it just needs to be mixed with enough water to make a thin, not lumpy paste), stir, and simmer gently for another 10 minutes
  7. Finally add in the frozen peas, most of the coriander and some salt and pepper. Leave on a gentle simmer while you prepare the bread rolls
  8. Slice off the top of the bread roll, and then use a spoon to scoop out the middle of the bread roll. Press around the bottom and the edges of the roll to compress a little.
  9. Spoon in the curry, and then pop the top back on the roll. Serve sprinkled with the remaining coriander.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour 20 minutes