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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bumsyburns's picture
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I have made this curry a few times now and been very pleased with the results. It is so quick to produce too.

Its disappointing to read so many people saying that they found it lacking in curry flavour and not hot enough. If I remember correctly it was originally printed in the magazine as suitable for children. You have to start them off gently.

I was surprised when I first made this that the sweet potato cooked so quickly.

Has anyone made this with left over chicken?

minniebowks's picture
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easy and tasty, kids liked it!

justjaki's picture
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This was divine, really delicious.....I used half fat coconut milk to cut a few of the calories & added onion....wonderful Top Marks all round here. Well done GF

fuzzymuff's picture

I really liked this recipe - i am going to experiment with the curry paste we used as it was very mild.

jenni1405's picture
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delicious! even my baby girl enjoyed it! Yum!!

mattawise's picture
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So quick and easy! Was very surprised that something with so little effort could taste so good! Slightly adapted the recipe as I didn't have any sweet potato so I used normal potatoes. Also added an onion. As with earlier comments I decided to add chickpeas and a little more curry powder (instead of paste). Also reduced the amount of stock. Turned out perfectly - would definitely recommend! :)

margaretgulline's picture
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Simple to make and delicious!

georgelikescake's picture
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I also added a small red onion to this curry - it was nice but wouldn't rush to make it again, I felt it was a bit bland. Maybe more curry paste as some other people have mentioned

paulacoulter's picture

Easy to prepare and cook. Absolutely delicious! Will try spinach and chickpeas with it next time!!

mattem's picture

was bland and boring, i added 2 tbsp extra of curry paste, had to add chilli's and paste the next day in attempt to rescue this.

elilou77's picture
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After reading the comments I used a stronger curry paste and what a delicious curry, i added butternut squash, mushrooms and chickpea's. So easy to make and tasted fab, looking forward to the leftovers mmmmmm

carlypie's picture
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Everyone loved this, would add more lentils next time as the sauce wasn't as thick as I'd have liked

richardwalker84's picture
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Fantastic and so quick and easy!!!

annettefusco's picture
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Made this using Korma curry paste, and 3 chicken fillets. Really tasty and my 6 year old said it was the best dinner in the world!

tekin21's picture
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oopsm- forgot to rate it - still gets 5 stars from me.

tekin21's picture
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Made this last night, I increased the ingredients as I had 3 chicken breasts. I must have mis-calculated as there was too much liquid that would never have reduced in the stated cooking time. I had to cook it so long to reduce it that all the sweet potato disintegrated into the sauce and obviously thickened it up. All that said, I would make it in exactly the same way again as it was delicious, my boyfriend has it again tonight nd there was another portion for the freezer. Can't wait to make it again.

carolyn123's picture
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Really suprised at how yummy this was being as I wouldn't normally use a mild paste. Having said that I might add a little more next time or use a medium paste and would also add a good amount of chopped coriander. Did need to lengthen the cooking times though from that stated in the recipe. My little one also loved it & he's just turned one!!

carolyn123's picture
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Really suprised at how yummy this was being as we don't usually use a mild curry paste, my 1 year old loved it! Will probably add a bit more paste next time though or a medium paste and a lot a chopped coriander at the end. Also found that it needed slightly longer cooking times than those given.

alexofevil's picture
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A good kids curry. Cooked originally with Pataks Korma paste but the sauce tasted to much like Coconut soup for me.
Next time cooked using 2 Tablespoons of Pataks Madras paste and still ended up with a very mild curry enjoyed by all, similar to Squash and Coconut curry.

crumbs's picture
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well easy and tasty.impresses the friends aswell,so much so they gona cook it for their parents.

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