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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carolll's picture

Really tasty!! added chick peas in stead of lentils and 1/2 recipe for the 2 of us. served with lemon and coriander couscous. Give it a go

sallynicholls's picture

fantastic dish, even my little ones enjoyed it. i added mushrooms but i think 1 large sweet potatoe would be enough. would suggest using a medium curry paste or some paprika if you would like a bit of a kick.

bluemeanie's picture
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Do you have to soak the lentils first? It doesn't seem like they'd be cooking for long enough.

bluemeanie's picture
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Sarahguthrie, coconut milk doesn't freeze very successfully I'm afraid. Maybe you could try making the dish without it, then stir it in when re-heating. I'm not sure if that would work though.

heffrey's picture
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This really needs far more curry paste and I can't see how the sweet potatoes can cook to a nice consistency in this time so they're wasted as bulk. It was too bland even for my toddler. Very disappointing.

emmagotz's picture
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Made a veggie version with quorn for me and chicken version for hubby. Both really nice and even better the next day.

smaggy's picture

HI Folks,
Does anyone know if I can freeze dishes that contain coconut milk? Thanks much. Sarah

kirsten132's picture
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Have made this 3 times. I use korma curry paste, and have made it with a tin of toms rather than coconut milk and added some red peppers. Really yummy

mbennett's picture
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Not a huge curry fan but loved the texture, ingredient choice and ease of cooking. Left it to mature overnight and came home to instant food but did double up on the curry paste, bit too mild for even my non-curry taste buds with a quick drizzle of cayenne at the end.

viktory's picture
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Really delicious. I amended the recipe slightly, added onion and mushroom and cooked all three a bit before adding the paste. I also added more paste than the recipe called for as I wanted a little kick - 3 tablespoons did the trick.

Finally, I thickened the sauce slightly with cornflour.

Totally delicious curry and one I would really, really recommend.

nickim's picture
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Been making this for a few years now and it tastes great every time.

netsrik's picture
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Great recipe for children and adults, I used chick peas as well as normal peas and put more curry paste in to give it more of a kick. Fantastic results, the whole family loved it!!

mosdela's picture

Very simple, very tasty!

janet1958's picture
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thoroughly enjoyed this curry. Husband very fussy eater but cleared his plate! Would use less sweet potato next time (and there will be a next time) and more curry paste to spice it up a bit, but would keep everything else as per recipe.

tahboubdima's picture
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Very yummy and easy. Children loved it including my 11 month old baby!
Dima

clairewoodhalluk's picture

really nice curry. Would recommend giving this a go. Great comfort food!

womble5's picture

Delicous recipe, added some extra veggies, potatoes, carrots and it is good to freeze to have at work for lunch.

dalphey's picture
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Very quick and tasty 'family' curry. Easliy adapted by using a hotter paste or more exotic veg.

nicolaaberdeen84's picture

I made this the other night for a quick super and was a bit dissapointed. Was a bit bland ad runny for my liking - maybe more of the curry paste to spice it up. I had to add some cornflour to thicken it up. Probably wouldnt make again

golesworthy's picture

easy recipe, simple to pad with other vegetables. popular with te adults i served it for, lentils made a good change for us, my sis who can't eat wheat products had it on a bed of chick peas and even took a tub home with her cos it passed the test!

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