Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(300 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)

Zoec1989's picture

Cooked this last night- I left out the lentils and only used one large sweet potato that I chopped into small chunks. I also boiled these before adding to the curry at the end as was worried they would take a while too cook through. I used half the coconut milk and less stock so it was less runny, used more curry paste also and added a chilli. Was delicious!! Served with Basmati rice! Yum!

taniadawn69's picture

Tastes lovely, and a hit with the whole family. Also evry easy! Will definitely make again :)

pinkpuppyuk2002's picture

This is so easy to make and has become a favorite within my household. Is such a quick simple recipe but the results are great, lovely and mild i have tried with natural yogurt and 150g of dessicated coconut for the low fat option and tasted just as good. Also tired a combination of sweet and regular king edward potatoes. Will definitely be making again.

Pineapplesandwich's picture

Far too little curry paste in this. I should have trusted my instincts and added 2 tablespoons rather than the 2 teaspoons in the recipe. I stuck to the recipe and didn't like the peas in this at all. I think the addition of spinach instead and more curry paste would be an improvement.

hdolton's picture

Really tasty. Definitely needed more than 2 tsp of curry paste though

tarinb's picture

Great dish, very versatile. I used green beans instead of peas but and green veg I imagine would add colour and flavour.

lorraine66's picture

Can you put rice or pasta instead of split lentils in the curry, not a fan of then in this house .

ggreen1988's picture

delicious and easy to make, instead of peas i put red peppers in makes it even yummier :)

bogdanbulata's picture

This was absolutely lovely but I would advise using more curry paste (if you're serving it to adults, of course).

ladodd88's picture

Delicious and quick. Followed the recipe exact however next time I will add a little more curry paste and a fresh chilli to give it more of a kick.
We had some left overs which tasted even better the following day.

mszubik's picture

One of my favourites. Simple and delicious.

polc123's picture

Tasted great once made however the potatoes took 45 minutes to cook in the curry before they were soft enough to eat! I had to remove the chicken part way through to avoid it becoming overdone

bevmurray's picture

This is a great recipe for the family. All my kids loved it. I stirred fresh spinach through it to up the veg content and highly recommend serving it with chopped coriander - it makes all the difference.

shelley1977's picture

A nice curry for children and easy to make changes too

sueb51's picture

Love the flavour but did find it a bit runny so recommend leaving uncovered or cut down on the liquid

laurenvaughan99's picture

I make this curry all the time! one of my favs! Amazing!!!

cuttell's picture

Nice recipe, great taste. Don't worry will thicken when sweet pots cook through, I added coriander

cuttell's picture

Nice recipe, great taste. Don't worry will thicken when sweet pots cook through, I added coriander

clarkeyclarke's picture

Quick and easy no nonsense meal. Won't avoid but won't rush to make for a while.

kerryannb's picture

Really bland, tasted like chip shop curry. Will no make again


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