Sweet potato & chicken curry

Sweet potato & chicken curry

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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)

combatter's picture

i love curries and this is one dish that i would definetely like to be asble to cook to perfection.

jennieh30's picture

So easy to do - added Madras paste (3tbsp for that extra kick) as that's what i had in the cupboard & added a couple of extra tomatoes, this was delicious.... served with naan and chapatis and i'm F.T.B :)

jessicawrigley's picture

Gorgeous dish! Make it often, and is always a massive hit.

sallyroberts100's picture

Delicious. Tastes even better the next day...

joefizz's picture


Made it with Jamie Oliver's Rogan Josh paste receipe... a real hit!

joefizz's picture


Made it with Jamie Oliver's Rogan Josh paste receipe... a real hit!

glennsharpe's picture

I made this for 7 people so I doubled all the ingredients and it was a complete success! Very easy to make and tastes really good. I added a half a table spoon more of the Rogan Josh paste but other than that all went to plan.
I served mine with boiled rice, flat bread (another recipe on here) and a mint greek yoghurt!

kirtony's picture

Didn't have any spinach so replaced it with curly kale.... BEAUTIFUL!!! A really colourful, great tasting dish.

felicityd's picture

Loved this - very tasty, colourful, quick and easy.

karenmariea's picture

We had this last night and was really impressed, I used korma paste and was delicious, cant believe how quick and easy it was

w1lmington's picture

That's Saturday's lunch sorted out.

lynb23's picture

Lush! Added peppers and used red thai paste and coconut milk instead of water. Making again tonight :)

hm11's picture

Quite a nice curry but I found there wasn't enough sauce - perhaps I didn't use enough liquid

georgeb74's picture

Loved it! Used half a tin of tomatoes instead and Pataks Balti paste - really delicious, the sweet potatoes really soaked up all the flavour

hungryjack's picture

Anyone got any recommendations for good brands of curry paste out there?

georgelikescake's picture

Second time I have made this. First time followed the recipe completely and it was lovely, tasted really fresh. Tonight I only had frozen spinach, a brown onion and canned tomatoes, but even though it was quite a different meal it was still great!

rachel_frampton's picture

So tasty! As I am a student, and cooking for one person, I just divided the ingredients up for one person, and ate it without the rice. It was just as tasty, and i was full when I finished, I felt it didn't need rice.

lindym's picture

Great dinner, a hit with everyone. I couldn't find rogan josh paste so used jalfrezi and doubled the recipe to feed 6. I also used the whole jar of paste (we love our curry sauce) adding an additional 100ml water with each 2 tblsp extra paste and an extra 2 tomatoes. Thanks for another family favourite!!!

xsilverx's picture

Love this !!!

I dont really like a lot of sauce so this is perfect!!

Clare_jh's picture

Lovely meal. My other half doesnt like spinach so I replaced the spinach with green beans and it went down a treat. The beans added some crunch to the meal which it would have gone without otherwise.


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