Sweet potato & chicken curry

Sweet potato & chicken curry

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(114 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 20 mins


Serves 4
Chicken thighs are good value and tasty, just right for this healthy, versatile curry

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal281
  • fat8g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs32g
  • sugars12g
  • fibre5g
  • protein22g
  • salt0.75g
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  • 500g 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…

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 4 skinless chicken thigh fillets, each cut into large chunks
  • 1 large red onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp rogan josh curry paste
  • 2 large tomatoes, roughly chopped



    A member of the nightshade family (along with aubergines, peppers and chillies), tomatoes are in…

  • 125g spinach



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Cook the sweet potatoes in boiling, salted water for 5-7 mins until just tender. Drain well, then set aside. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large frying pan, then add the chicken and onion. Cook for 5-6 mins until the chicken is browned and cooked through. Stir in the curry paste, cook for 1 min, add the tomatoes, then cook for another min.

  2. Pour in 100ml boiling water and mix well. Simmer for 5 mins, add the spinach, then cook for 2 mins until wilted. Fold in the potatoes and heat through. Serve with rice and naan breads.

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Comments (116)

ashlie's picture

used Korma paste and it was delicious. Think it would be even nicer with the paste suggested though :). Also used half butternut squash and half sweet potato to use up what I had in the fridge! A hit with the family, will definitely make again soon!!

katierkingston's picture

Delicious!!! Is this freezable?

west1871's picture

Lovely flavours but depends on the paste used, we could have used more paste than 2tbsp as was a bit watery but the flavours were spot on. Would try again with more paste and chopped tomatoes

dragonsoup's picture

So easy - this has become one of our weekly favourites. Easy for a small gathering too.:-)

livvips's picture

Really easy and delicious recipe. I replaced the chicken with quorn to make it vegetarian but I think it would also be just as tasty and filling without any meat or meat substitute!

amyheath88's picture

Can this recipe be frozen?

aisie82's picture

Absolutely delicious!

safronthomas's picture

Made the Thai version of this and added some green peppers in with the onions and some coriander at the end. Delicious!

scorpion40's picture

This is my favourite recipe by far. So delicous and bursting with flavour.

mindymoo62's picture

Very tasty recipe , looks very attractive.
Did not use the oil as i was trying to keep it healthy. Used some 1 cal spray to fry off the onions and chicken, then added the curry paste ( which does have quite a bit of oil in it).
Would definately make it again , even for supper with friends.
I did add more than 2 tbspn of paste and it was still a little lacking in 'heat'. I do not like a hot curry but this was still a little mild even for my taste.

scorpion40's picture

Loved this! Easy to make and tastes great! Although, i like abit of spice so i might add more chilli next time.

jenniferocious's picture

Tasty, easy and healthy. An excellent meal if you are shopping on a budget also!

palmerinthekitchen's picture

Fabulous, quick and easy to make and popular with the man in my life! Looked as good as the take away !

eleanormayo's picture

This was a good supper, like some of the other posts, I also used a small tin of tomatoes and only had massaman paste so used that. Was a clean and tasty curry.

ade_in_the_kitchen's picture

Easy to make and very tasty.

layla2121's picture

Have made this so many times, really delicious and also healthy!

robinson79's picture

YUMMY! Easy to make, taste's lovely - even passed on to friends - low cal. Brilliant!! thanks

britbrit100's picture

Great curry really enjoyed this didn't add as much water as it says to as i prefer a thicker sauce i hate runny curry, I added tinned tomatoes and some cherry tomatoes also some chilli flakes loved the sweet potatoe in it I will be making this again :)

roxybee77's picture

Fantastic, very quick and easy to make. Made several times now including this evening. Yummy!

loungeflygirl's picture

Really easy to make and tasty - plus simple enough to halve for two people. I did as others have mentioned and wanged in some coriander and a tbsp of half fat creme fraiche for an extra dimension. Lovely!


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