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)

hamstarl's picture

I made this dish last night, husband really liked it and i added an extra spoons of curry paste and also mushrooms, would be nice with some toasted almonds on im thinking or some extra coconut, will make again and also use a better quality chicken !

emmagg's picture

easy, quick and delicious!

denisepilkington's picture

Loved this curry - a hit with everyone

sarahhhh's picture

Really nice recipe, Thank You

phaines's picture

Very simple and quick to make, but delicious. I added onions at the beginning, and reduced the amount of sweet potato. This is now one of our favourite meals.

mumpluslil-o's picture

I really enjoyed this dish, would be great on a cold evening. Tastes warm and earthy.

I used knorr chicken stock, and madras curry paste, which i added 4 teaspoons, 2 would not be enough. and this made the curry mild/medium (unless you like a very mild curry)

This dish also needs a lot longer to simmer down, 15 minutes is no where near long enough, more like 40/45, due to this next time i will add the sweet potato about 20 mins into cooking, mine fell apart.

thebogman's picture

I have made this on a number if occasions for friends and each time it goes down well. This is one of the easiest curries to make and is extremely tasty.

katescragg's picture

Love this recipe, so lovely for kids and a great introduction to curry.......

ninja2101's picture

It's a bit annoying to see that chicken breasts are the pieces of meat that are usually recommended in most quick recipes. Why not be a bit more adventurous and recommend at least chicken thighs?? The meat is tastier and not as dry!

emmijo's picture

we added chilli powder to give it a kick and chicken gravy granules to thicken it a bit. delicious!

laurarecipies's picture

Really enjoyed this, my partner and two year old daughter both loved it too. Will definately make it again!!

kibbmonster's picture

Yummy! Really tasty and so easy to cook that my boyfriend even had a go!

bugbabe's picture

Love this curry. I add more curry paster too and sprinkle with fresh coriander to serve to bring out the flavour. Mmm!

pamavery's picture

amazing recipe!!! will defo make it again. if i told my mum i was making a curry she wouldn't have ate it ....but she loved it!! result!

iraandoleh's picture

Very tasty and easy to make. Even for a novice cook like myself. My 1 year old loves it too. Just need to get my 3 year old to eat it.

povvy4's picture

mmmm loved it! didnt add peas cause am not a fan but was so nice!

lwills's picture

Made this for a dinner party, and it definately impressed! No food left on anyones plate, they were even asking me for the recipe! Will add a bit more spice next time as it is very mild, and I like a bit of kick!

loujack's picture

This is really yummy, family loves it.

cakeanyone's picture

I'm with Paul...this is just the blandest curry! Had to add loads of extra spices to make it anywhere near edible...very disappointing.


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