Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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Cooking time

Ready in 25-35 minutes

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 2 adults and 2 children

Serve this mildly spiced curry with rice noodles, basmati rice or chappati breads and introduce your kids to curry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
291
protein
19g
carbs
24.5g
fat
14g
saturates
10g
fibre
3.6g
sugar
0g
salt
0.57g

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 2 tsp mild curry paste
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
  • 4 tbsp red split lentils
  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 175g frozen peas

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Method

  1. Heat the oil in a deep frying pan or wok, stir in the curry paste and fry for 1 minute. Add the chicken, sweet potatoes and lentils and stir to coat in the paste, then pour in the stock and coconut milk. Bring to the boil, then simmer for 15 minutes.
  2. Tip in the peas, bring back to the boil and simmer for a further 4-5 minutes. Season to taste before serving.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, March 2004

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hdolton's picture
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Really tasty. Definitely needed more than 2 tsp of curry paste though

tarinb's picture
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Great dish, very versatile. I used green beans instead of peas but and green veg I imagine would add colour and flavour.

lorraine66's picture

Can you put rice or pasta instead of split lentils in the curry, not a fan of then in this house .

ggreen1988's picture
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delicious and easy to make, instead of peas i put red peppers in makes it even yummier :)

bogdanbulata's picture
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This was absolutely lovely but I would advise using more curry paste (if you're serving it to adults, of course).

ladodd88's picture
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Delicious and quick. Followed the recipe exact however next time I will add a little more curry paste and a fresh chilli to give it more of a kick.
We had some left overs which tasted even better the following day.

mszubik's picture
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One of my favourites. Simple and delicious.

polc123's picture
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Tasted great once made however the potatoes took 45 minutes to cook in the curry before they were soft enough to eat! I had to remove the chicken part way through to avoid it becoming overdone

bevmurray's picture
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This is a great recipe for the family. All my kids loved it. I stirred fresh spinach through it to up the veg content and highly recommend serving it with chopped coriander - it makes all the difference.

shelley1977's picture
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A nice curry for children and easy to make changes too

sueb51's picture
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Love the flavour but did find it a bit runny so recommend leaving uncovered or cut down on the liquid

laurenvaughan99's picture
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I make this curry all the time! one of my favs! Amazing!!!

cuttell's picture
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Nice recipe, great taste. Don't worry will thicken when sweet pots cook through, I added coriander

cuttell's picture
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Nice recipe, great taste. Don't worry will thicken when sweet pots cook through, I added coriander

clarkeyclarke's picture
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Quick and easy no nonsense meal. Won't avoid but won't rush to make for a while.

kerryannb's picture
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Really bland, tasted like chip shop curry. Will no make again

sarahbrogden's picture
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Made this for my family (2 children aged 7 and 14). Went down a storm with the children rating it 5 stars and 4.5 stars. Very quick and easy to make. Served it with basmati rice and homemade chapatis. My husband and I would have preferred more spice, so next time, I'll chop up some fresh chilli and sprinkle it over the top of our servings!

avrilt1's picture
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Made double portion for family get-together at Christmas, using the left-over turkey instead of chicken. It was well received by all!
I boiled the turkey carcass so had fresh stock. Also added mushrooms, some chilli powder and a jar of spicy mango chutney.
Served with boiled rice & naan bread. Very tasty.

bettyspecs's picture

Quick, easy and very tasty curry the whole family enjoy .....I love this recipe and even a little 'fussy eater' guest for tea enjoyed it! It must be nice!

visioninblue's picture
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Tasty recipe and very easy to do. Fantastic recipe as it is or tweaked with extra veg and more lentils.

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