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)

viktory's picture

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

Been making this for a few years now and it tastes great every time.

netsrik's picture

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

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

Very yummy and easy. Children loved it including my 11 month old baby!

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

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!

squeak191's picture

If you are not making this for kids, then add in lots more curry paste to give it a bit more Ooomph! It's an easy curry to make and good to use up various veg you've got in the fridge.

kellybee77's picture

Very easy and very tasty - a firm favourite in our house!

beatrice61's picture

I used about 3 heaped dessertspoons of Pataks Korma pasta and served it with tandoori nan and some mint yoghurt chutney. It was delicious and easy.

anthonyl's picture

An quick easy weekday dinner, loved it

nikkilaing's picture

Excellent dish, loved by all even my toddler!

paulstarii's picture

I agree with the others. Really tasty results with the sweet potatoes and peas going together very well. I used half-fat coconut milk (under orders!), de-boned thigh meat and a sachet of curry paste. Seemed to work well. You could certainly add more spice as the result is very tasty rather than spicy. Had the rest for lunch the next day and it was even better!

beamuffin's picture

very tasty, very easy, we loved it!

cuxtongirl149's picture

Used a medium curry paste instead of mild and added aubergine and spinach. Was delicious and healthy as well!! Would definitely make again.

kilbarchancats's picture

Fantastic Recipe!!!. Highly recommended. I substituted the curry paste with in fact red thai curry paste, and added a bit extra garlic. I will definitely make again - and will try with standard curry paste. Leftovers for lunch today in work and a friend (who would not eat a curry for love nor money) has commented on the 'absolutely delicious' smell.

As per is the usual with midweek meals I prepared the night before eating and well, can only imagine that this enhanced the flavours, allowing everything to soak in.


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