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)

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

sarahbrogden's picture

Made this for my family (2 children aged 7 and 14). Went down a storm with the children rating it 5 stars and 4.5 stars. Very quick and easy to make. Served it with basmati rice and homemade chapatis. My husband and I would have preferred more spice, so next time, I'll chop up some fresh chilli and sprinkle it over the top of our servings!

avrilt1's picture

Made double portion for family get-together at Christmas, using the left-over turkey instead of chicken. It was well received by all!
I boiled the turkey carcass so had fresh stock. Also added mushrooms, some chilli powder and a jar of spicy mango chutney.
Served with boiled rice & naan bread. Very tasty.

bettyspecs's picture

Quick, easy and very tasty curry the whole family enjoy .....I love this recipe and even a little 'fussy eater' guest for tea enjoyed it! It must be nice!

visioninblue's picture

Tasty recipe and very easy to do. Fantastic recipe as it is or tweaked with extra veg and more lentils.

hannahcurtis's picture

Can anyone tell me what curry paste they used? I struggled to find a standard "curry" paste. Ended up buying a tesco finest korma paste since its coconut based anyway. its simmering just now but wanted to know what brands everyone else uses? Thanks!!

spicelover's picture

In my humble opinion, pataks do the best pastes.

zoe7376's picture

Love this curry, not spicy at all but still full of flavour and my kids love it too!!!

laurensfull's picture

Made last night for parents anniversary, all enjoyed, made with medium curry paste, but will probably add some chilli next time, was still very mild, would cook veg for a bit longer next time, like my sweet potato bit softer, also added carrots great recipe for doing what you want, want to also add chickpeas but husband doesn't like, but he can pick them out, was enough food for 5 adults so we had plenty left. Will def be making again.

juliakm15's picture

Used creamed coconut and extra stock instead of coconut milk, but still super tasty!

joeycorner's picture

Love this recipe, has become a firm favourite, I make it with turkey instead of chicken and is just as nice.

dsd251266's picture

Added more chicken and used hot curry paste , love the sweetness of it delicious yum yum


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