Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(314 ratings)

Ready in 25-35 minutes


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: per serving

  • kcal291
  • fat14g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs24.5g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3.6g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.57g
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  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
    Sunflower oil

    Sunflower oil

    A variety of oils can be used for baking. Sunflower is the one we use most often at Good Food as…

  • 2 tsp mild curry paste
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potato, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
    Sweet potatoes

    Sweet potato

    sweet po-tate-toe

    Sweet potatoes have a creamy texture and a sweet-spicy flavour that makes them ideal for savoury…

  • 4 tbsp red split lentils



    The lentil plant (Lens Culinaris) originates from Asia and North Africa and is one of our oldest…

  • 300ml chicken stock
  • 400ml can coconut milk
  • 175g frozen peas



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…


  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.

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Comments (329)

mattem's picture

was bland and boring, i added 2 tbsp extra of curry paste, had to add chilli's and paste the next day in attempt to rescue this.

elilou77's picture

After reading the comments I used a stronger curry paste and what a delicious curry, i added butternut squash, mushrooms and chickpea's. So easy to make and tasted fab, looking forward to the leftovers mmmmmm

carlypie's picture

Everyone loved this, would add more lentils next time as the sauce wasn't as thick as I'd have liked

richardwalker84's picture

Fantastic and so quick and easy!!!

annettefusco's picture

Made this using Korma curry paste, and 3 chicken fillets. Really tasty and my 6 year old said it was the best dinner in the world!

tekin21's picture

oopsm- forgot to rate it - still gets 5 stars from me.

tekin21's picture

Made this last night, I increased the ingredients as I had 3 chicken breasts. I must have mis-calculated as there was too much liquid that would never have reduced in the stated cooking time. I had to cook it so long to reduce it that all the sweet potato disintegrated into the sauce and obviously thickened it up. All that said, I would make it in exactly the same way again as it was delicious, my boyfriend has it again tonight nd there was another portion for the freezer. Can't wait to make it again.

carolyn123's picture

Really suprised at how yummy this was being as I wouldn't normally use a mild paste. Having said that I might add a little more next time or use a medium paste and would also add a good amount of chopped coriander. Did need to lengthen the cooking times though from that stated in the recipe. My little one also loved it & he's just turned one!!

carolyn123's picture

Really suprised at how yummy this was being as we don't usually use a mild curry paste, my 1 year old loved it! Will probably add a bit more paste next time though or a medium paste and a lot a chopped coriander at the end. Also found that it needed slightly longer cooking times than those given.

alexofevil's picture

A good kids curry. Cooked originally with Pataks Korma paste but the sauce tasted to much like Coconut soup for me.
Next time cooked using 2 Tablespoons of Pataks Madras paste and still ended up with a very mild curry enjoyed by all, similar to Squash and Coconut curry.

crumbs's picture

well easy and tasty.impresses the friends aswell,so much so they gona cook it for their parents.

sfumagalli's picture

Very tasty and easy and alot better for you that a curry from the takeaway. I did use lentils but mite miss them out next time you dont really need them! If you dont have curry paste powder does work too!

tomsci's picture

Lovely curry, and so easy to make!!

farmersgirl's picture

Brilliant recipe, so easy to make and delicious and authentic mild curry taste.

jon-green's picture

Really enjoyed this recipe, was very quick and easy! I flavoured it with a hand full of coriander at the end - my partner and I had a lovely easy friday night with few glass of wine - great!!

evette25's picture

Excellent !!!! It was the first time when I had done the curry in my life!!! I really enjoyed cooking it, but enjoyed even more eating it! I think that with this meal I've started my journey in the world of currys :))) ENJOY !

rachelastley's picture

This dish is delicious and simple - perfect! I didn't have any lentils so when I made the recipe up it was very liquidy, so I chucked in a couple of handfuls of rice and cooked for about 15-20 mins, and had a yummy, creamy curry/risotto concoction - very tasty!

kathryn1976's picture

I found the sauce was taking ages to reduce and plus my little girls (twins 4 and a 3 year old) didn't like to look of the sweet pot chunks so I did my usual and liquidised the chunks into the sauce then put back with the chicken and peas, it did the trick for them and plus it thickened up the sauce perfectly. This is now a regular for my family.

keeleyb's picture

This is an extremely easy, really quick, very tasty meal!! Now a firm favourite in our house!

georgeb74's picture

Really lovely! I used balti curry paste which gave it a lovely subtle flavour which my two children loved (4 and 1), even asking for seconds! Served with poppadoms - adults loved it too!


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