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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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.

samaughton's picture

made this tonight, no one liked it, very bland, would try agian but with a lot of changes!

donnawilkes's picture
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This is a great mild curry easy to make

gailbird's picture
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my fussy eight year old always eats a huge plate of this without being nagged. Its nice with a handful of spinnach stirred through and I use reduced fat coconut milk and extra lentils to thicken. It freezes well too. A firm family favourite.

elisaponsele's picture
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Much more filling than you would think! we are very big eaters but had left-overs. Really tasty although we did use a medium-heat curry paste which we thought worked well. Recommended!

Tiffany1983's picture
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This was so easy to make, and really tasty! Will definitely make it again. Served with the new Birds Eye rice fusions pilau rice and it was delicious!

karanbreheny's picture
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Really Tasty but would have liked it a little thicker, i'll try it again and maybe add less stock or more lentils.

ashleighwinters's picture
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WOW WOW WOW - This is a favourite in my house hold my two kids 7 and 4 especially love it . . . Such a super easy dish to make in advance - this recipe has been passed on to my neighbours, friends , workmates and school mums it is great and I am yet to hear of anyone who has not liked it. Well done bbc good food love this website !!

phil929's picture
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Really easy and tasty. Next time I'll add a little more curry paste though.

jeffieflower's picture
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I made this to the recipe but I added some chopped baby spinach at the end. I found it too sweet for me. I think I would put white potatoes or more lentils next time as a substitute for the sweet potato.

kennedyd1's picture
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Lovely curry and very quick to make, my very fussy children loved it too! I added chickpeas and it was really yummy!

dundrod's picture

Great, tasty, easy meal the kids loved it and cleared their plates so a high compiment indeed!

nickd1980's picture
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Great simple recipe that doesn't sacrific taste for easy of cooking! Second time of cooking this recipe, Mrs D loves it although we both found a wee bit more spice required but nevertheless SUPERB recipe would recommend and Mrs D can be a fussy customer so good stuff

christinemclaughlin1's picture
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Added some chopped red chilli to this when I added the peas, makes it a real curry! The sweet potatoes give it a really nice, different taste.

lizzypooh's picture

I´m on a diet so I leave out the coconut milk, but just befor serving stir in a low fat coconut yoghurt.....I´ve even used a coconut yoghurt with cereals and all the "bits" get lost in the sauce...it works.

kitkatkin's picture
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Made this for a quick Monday supper tonight - lovely and clean plates all round. Slightly upped the curry paste but loved the coconut/lentil base!

aliaalu's picture
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I made this early last week and froze it, then slowly defrosted and served it at the weekend to 17 people- mix of kids and adults and it was well complimented. I read the comments and doubled the curry paste, I also used chicken thigh fillets (to save money), I also cooked it for longer as I had such a huge pot. Fabulously tasty easy recipe (no chopping of onions whoopie, and much appreciated by my son who hates onions). Very quick to do, so long as you have time to simmer. I will regularly be making this, and doubling the quantities so I can pop a batch in the freezer.

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