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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swhittaker87's picture
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Perfect comfort food and takes no time at all to cook - would definitely recommend!

katherineapril's picture
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this is absolutely gorgeous. the texture is lovely. I added garlic at the beginning for an extra kick.

hpugsley's picture
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Very nice, I doubled up all the ingredients, apart from the coconut milk and added chickpeas with the peas and spinach at the end. Very tasty. My toddler loves it too

tania90's picture
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This is a great simple curry recipe to make and tweak for different flavours. Tasted lovely and I can add or replace certain ingredients slightly to make it my own. The stock did make the curry a bit too thin though and I do like my currys quite thick.

chirolina's picture
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Great recipe!

I have also added couple spoons of brown lentils, extra spoon of curry paste and used less coconat milk as I didnt have low fat and it is usually too heavy for us. Still came out delicious.

Thanks

jevick's picture
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Very nice. Added more curry paste to give it more kick. Will make this again as very quick easy & tasty

darrenharris7's picture
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Great curry...winter warmer....quick, simple and very tasty!!!

nicolawardhaugh's picture
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Easy and lovely. Added fresh spinach at the same time as the peas. Next time I will try a spicier paste as we like a bit more of a kick. My husband thinks it would taste great whizzed in the blender and served as soup.

harrikingsford's picture
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This recipe was yummy - however we used medium curry paste and it definately needed more of a kick! Perhaps try added hot curry sauce instead...

hopkin05's picture

I made this for tea tonight and even my 13 year old daughter who will not try anything different ate every bit, absolutely delicious

laurakameen's picture

A big hit with 1 1/2 year old and me and my husband

christa80's picture
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I found this really easy to make. And it tasted delicious...if i do say so myself :o)

rjolly's picture

Really quick and easy to make, so perfect if you've got younger ones. I added a bag of baby spinach in at the end to pad it out a bit which was yummy and no extra stress.

cmatthews123's picture
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Totally delicious. Very easy and good for mid week supper. You can make it more or less spicy with different types of curry paste.

emmajessicaread's picture
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really nice, swapped sweet potato for butternut squash as i had it in, made again as a veggie option and added mushroom and spring onions. Love this dish..great curry base with huge potential

hazbaz's picture

I have made many curries and this was excellent - so easy and quick to do. I made it then left it for a day and a half then reheated. Perfect make ahead food.

dmct30's picture

Very delicious, my three year old ate half of what i gave him so I was happy with that as an introduction to curry. Used half fat coconut milk, and was still good. Will def do again.

charlotteh27's picture

loved this, it did end up very watery though, i followed the recipe exactly but was still lovely.

cherylrandall2010's picture
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i loved it.. i dont really like curry but i tried this as i love sweet potatoe and chicken and was really creamy....even my husband and daughter loved it my hubby wants it a bit more spicy but said he would eat it again and he doesnt like sweet potatoe but did in this defo a winner curry for me....

katycwright's picture
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Great family dish slightly bland and sweet potato may have been nicer mashed in. I used light coconut milk and sauce was a bit thin.

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