Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(312 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 (327)

sharmong's picture

Really easy to make and the whole family loved it!

astudar's picture

Yummy!!! I live in Brazil where very few spices are available, however Brazil does have curry! Didn't have sweet potato so I added some sugar to give it that sweet taste. Was similar to chicken tiki masala without all the other flavors. Only made me crave indian food thats why I'm giving it a 4.

chocolatemonster's picture

Made this last week it was amazing and my husband loved it is a new favourite dish, making it again tonight :)

bougiebleu's picture

Really lovely and so easy to make. I only used one sweet potato and used more lentils to make it more like a dhansak and it was so tasty. Highly recommended.

flutterpillar76's picture

Nice and easy and tasty. Will add some heat to it next time though and coriander.

amywalsh1985's picture

Very nice - just right for my boyfriends taste but a little mild for mine. I used chicken leg meat (boiled first, then pulled the meat off the bone and added to the curry), tikka masala paste, no lentils and I added lime and corriander at the end. Very easy and quick

thegail's picture

v nice and easy other people I added extra curry paste and a couple of chillis as I like my curry spicy...also added green beans, mushrooms and brocolli to pad it out...yummy! (Oh and used half fat coconut milk to keep calories down - still lovely)

misspk's picture

Really easy to make and very tasty. Feeling very full now.

lakeslad76's picture

Lovely! The first curry I've made in ages, so easy to make and very tasty. Will def make it again.

badgerlad's picture

Made this tonight for myself ( an indian cuisine lover) and my fiancee who doesnt like curry.

It was delicious and the first curry my lady has ever eaten.

Although a little mild for my taste buds it is an ideal starter into the world of Indian food.

lesleyviggers's picture

the easiest curry I have ever made. No chopping onions !! Have e-mailed to my son at uni. Perfect for him.

swhittaker87's picture

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

katherineapril's picture

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

hpugsley's picture

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

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

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.


jevick's picture

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

darrenharris7's picture

Great curry...winter warmer....quick, simple and very tasty!!!

nicolawardhaugh's picture

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

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...


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