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Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(304 ratings)

Ready in 25-35 minutes

Easy

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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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp 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 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

    Lentils

    len-til

    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

    Peas

    p-ees

    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

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.

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Comments (320)

emmijo's picture
4

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

laurarecipies's picture
5

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
5

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
4

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
5

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
5

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

lwills's picture
5

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
5

This is really yummy, family loves it.

cakeanyone's picture
1

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.

zeberkalove's picture

yummy!!!!!! i have just made it and i cant stop eating it!!!!! it ment to be for supper, but i am not sure if it will last till 5!!!!!!
i agree with others taht it needs more curry paste. yummy!!!!!!!!!!

sohaila01's picture
5

Gorgeous! Have made this once and will definitely be making it again!! :)

bonbon-1975's picture
5

Absolutly loved this recipe and it was so easy to make aswell!! Made it for family at a party last night & it went down really well with both adults & children - I even had people asking for the recipe at the end of the night!! I left out the chicken & used chickpeas as suggested by others & also added more curry paste & a bit of paprika at the end when I was seasoning it to give it more of a kick!! Will defently be doing this again & again!! Yummy!! :)

sampughe's picture
4

Absolutely gorgeous and easy to make. Am now getting requests for this from the other half on a regular basis!

sharpsworld's picture
5

scrumptious - did it for friends one evening and then again with the kids another night - just so versatile and enjoyed by all!

nicky_webber's picture
5

Tasted fantastic and really easy to make, I'm going to add cashew nuts next time.

pelupi's picture
4

Easy, quick and tasty

dootmonster's picture
1

Similarly to a couple of other people amongst the masses of rave reviews, I found this recipe to be extremely bland and boring, even with a chopped chilli and some hot chilli powder added in desperation to spice it up. On the positive side, it was easy to make and was edible, but I'd definitely not be bothering again, even with the suggestions of more curry paste. I'd made enough for dinner for myself for the following evening too as I work late, but was so underwhelmed by it that I threw the rest away. I would also be keen to know if this was a Ready Steady Cook recipe. It had the aura of being a recipe that was made up on the spur of the moment by throwing everything into a pot without actually thinking about any of the flavours or consistencies.

dootmonster's picture
1

Similarly to a couple of other people amongst the masses of rave reviews, I found this recipe to be extremely bland and boring, even with a chopped chilli and some hot chilli powder added in desperation to spice it up. On the positive side, it was easy to make and was edible, but I'd definitely not be bothering again, even with the suggestions of more curry paste. I'd made enough for dinner for myself for the following evening too as I work late, but was so underwhelmed by it that I threw the rest away. I would also be keen to know if this was a Ready Steady Cook recipe. It had the aura of being a recipe that was made up on the spur of the moment by throwing everything into a pot without actually thinking about any of the flavours or consistencies.

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