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Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(295 ratings)

Ready in 25-35 minutes

Easy

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

  • kcalories291
  • fat14g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs24.5g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre3.6g
  • protein19g
  • salt0.57g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 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 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

    Lentils

    len-til

    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

    Peas

    p-ees

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

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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.

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Comments (318)

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

georgeb74's picture
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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!

ClaireBurn's picture

Lovely recipe, really enjoyed it but added a few more lentils :)

herbesa's picture
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Excellent tasty and quick!

jenniecox's picture
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Very very Yummy!! I put this in my slow cooker all day whilst I was at work. This is a great dish, extremely easy with lots of taste! and great the next day too!

bluemeanie's picture
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A grudging one star. I presume I have to give it something in order to bring it's 5 star rating down.

bluemeanie's picture
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The blandest curry I have ever made. It definitely needs more oomph. Even with a stronger paste (I used a medium Tikka) it lacked everything that you'd normally get from the quickest of curries. Dull. I think that in order to rate it, the fact that I have to give it one star is a travesty. Did this come off Ready Steady Cook?

megank's picture
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This is one of the first recipes i found on bbc goodfood about a year ago and we make it atleast once a week! I dont add the chicken though and tastes just as amazing!

spelac's picture
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Lovely recipe, great for kids as well, I make it for my 2 year old and she loves it!

emzy_wemzy's picture
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Great recipe for a quick and easy curry. I added more curry paste as it would've been too bland otherwise. I also added more veg. I have never cooked sweet potato before so found this a lovely change to using normal potatoes. Would definitely make again!

Cocinillas's picture
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Always a great success!!! If you are cooking for adults and kids at the same time you can serve the one for the kids with some natural yoghurt or cream, this will take a bit of the spicy flavour. Kids will love it!

sarahk's picture
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A real favourite. Easy to put together and a winner every time

jburton's picture
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Well i said i would try this and be back to comment so here i am...
This was absolutly gorgeous. It would have been too mild for our spice loving tastes so i added a generous amount of Madras paste, i also added, a sliced red pepper, sliced mushrooms finely chpped onoion and sweetcorn, i added the sweetcorn along with the pea stage. It came out perfect and i will definetly will make this again, i served it with Basmati & Wild rice and garlic & Coriander Nann. Lovely. I did make it in advance, so heating it gently back through was so simple. x

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