Sweet potato & chicken curry

Sweet potato & chicken curry

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(113 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)

sharoncam's picture

Great taste. Looks good. My family really liked this dish.

jillbrain's picture

I put the sweet potato in first for a few minutes to roast a bit in the pan, then followed the recipe. Really good

5townslane's picture

Really great - I browned off the chicken and red onion then put everything in a large one pot and cooked in the oven for 1hr. (I didnt pre cook anything else)
It worked really well!

becka703's picture

Perfect, absolutely yummy! I used madras curry paste and it was great.

abipatterson's picture

This is the first curry I have ever made - now I cook it once a week and it goes down well with everyone - simple and delicious!

studentcantcook's picture

this was really yummy but i found the portions were quite big! i think that about 350g of sweet potato would be enough and i would recommend 3 chicken breasts instead of 4 if any one else doesnt like thighs. also i might add more tomato and spinach to balance out the sweet potato and chicken. apart from this, it was a really great dish and i will be making it again sometime soon!

lcwilson19's picture

This was so easy to make and it tasted a.maz.ing!!!

hodged02's picture

love it, even my 5yr old loves it!!!!

staceydelahaye's picture

This was so easy and was a massive hit with some friends we had for a casual dinner. I will definately be making again.

laurabostock's picture

Fantastic and so quick, easy and health. I have made this several times now, including tonight for my whole family, a real winner!!

fsmos1's picture

A winner in our house. We use tinned tomatoes instead of fresh, and much prefer bush bok sweet potatoes which have a white flesh, and a nicer texture and taste I think.

stormyraincloud's picture

This was absolutely delicious, bursting with colour, flavour, health. Thumbs up from here.

Fridays cook's picture

Everyone loved this one.

bcharlesworth's picture

I added chickpeas and corriander about half way through the cooking and a put the sweet potatoe in raw, just cooked it longer and slowly (it is very accomodating). Next time may add greek yogurt to serve, but it's lovely without.

bcharlesworth's picture

I added chickpeas and corriander about halfway through the cooking and I didn't cook the sweet potatoe first, just cooked it longer and slowly. May also try adding some greek yogurt at the end, but it is still lovely without this.

monochromic's picture

Really really tasty, also a beautiful dish bursting with colour. Very healthy and easy to make.


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