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)

ClaireBurn's picture

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

herbesa's picture

Excellent tasty and quick!

jenniecox's picture

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

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

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

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

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

emzy_wemzy's picture

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

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

A real favourite. Easy to put together and a winner every time

jburton's picture

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

jburton's picture

This sounds lovely, my bf and i love curry so i will be making this on Saturday. I have taken on board the fact on adding more veg and paste. So i am going to gently fry chopped onion, garlic and thinly sliced mushrooms before adding the paste and so on .....
I will also use a hotter paste as we like a good deal of kick but not so much that it overpowers the gentle sweet potato and coconut milk, I think a thinly sliced red pepper may go nice awell, I will add this at the simer stage.
Im also going to prepare this in advance so all that will need to be done is heating it back through when we are ready to eat. I will most likely serve this with Basmati and wild rice, ( i have it in the cupboard) and nan bread as i have some in the freezer.
I will be back to let you know how it went. x

jburton's picture

Rub on your legs Gracie????????? im confused, why would you rub this on your legs???????

poundstreet's picture

Really nice, easy to do. I've made it with chicken and lamb and its been great with both

phareouh's picture

Everyone Liked it so far , But i did a Mistake i added Tbsp of curry not tsp :( , else it was fine

markrice's picture

In fairness it was easy to make but i found it a little bland!!

jacobbradbury's picture

What can I say? I've made it a few times now and apart from the one time I managed to mess it up by being a complete idiot and burning the curry paste, it was really, really nice every time.

netcurtains's picture

Great mid week meal which kids liked. Not too hot but make sure the sweet potato is buried in the bubbling liquid otherwise extend the cooking time.

kirsten132's picture

I havn't made this with coconut yet as have never got any in. But I use a tin of toms instead and lots of corriander.

mareid28's picture

So easy to make and totally delicious. My hubby usually hates curry but loved this one. Very healthy. I added watercress to it for extra goodness.


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