Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(305 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

    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



    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 (320)

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.

bedford622's picture

This was lovely and really easy to make even at the end of a tough day at work. Have now made this twice, the second time adding a bit more spice. Worked really well with sticky rice and was a hit with adults and kids alike

caralinec's picture

Delicious and so easy - will be trying it with lamb, prawn etc. Do agree about the sweet potato taking over a bit though!

v6en31's picture

This is soooo good! First curry I've made. Used Madras paste as we like it spicy (4 teaspoons). Second time around used even more and it was even better (although I did make a lot more chicken so it was required ;-)
Yum Yum Yum!

louisajn's picture

made this tonight in under an hour and it was goooooood!

sally123's picture

Easy to make and liked by all the family - for once!

deekay78's picture

Nice enough, I made this with an onion and added more lentils. Nice midweek meal.

kasparks's picture

Made this follwing recipe exactly (except used curry powder as I had no curry paste) and, while it was cooking, thought the sauce was going too be too "runny". I decided I would thicken it if I made it again. However, once served with the rice, it was perfect - not too sloppy at all. The whole family loved it, clean plates all round (Mum, Dad & 3 fussy girls!). Even some left for one lunch the next day.

runnyeyes's picture

used Madras paste and copied the idea of stirring in spinach. Thought it was delicious...barely a curry..really a lovely warm autumn dish.

Reni's picture

My husband loved this recipe. I thought it need more spice - will add more curry paste next time.


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