Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

Chicken, sweet potato & coconut curry

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(332 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 breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 medium-sized sweet potatoes, 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
    Coconut milk in a glass, with half a coconut

    Coconut milk

    ko-ko-nut mill-k

    Coconut milk is not the slightly opaque liquid that flows from a freshly opened coconut –…

  • 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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24th Oct, 2011
loved this, it did end up very watery though, i followed the recipe exactly but was still lovely.
22nd Oct, 2011
i loved it.. i dont really like curry but i tried this as i love sweet potatoe and chicken and was really creamy....even my husband and daughter loved it my hubby wants it a bit more spicy but said he would eat it again and he doesnt like sweet potatoe but did in this defo a winner curry for me....
21st Oct, 2011
Great family dish slightly bland and sweet potato may have been nicer mashed in. I used light coconut milk and sauce was a bit thin.
28th Feb, 2016
made this tonight, no one liked it, very bland, would try agian but with a lot of changes!
17th Oct, 2011
This is a great mild curry easy to make
11th Oct, 2011
my fussy eight year old always eats a huge plate of this without being nagged. Its nice with a handful of spinnach stirred through and I use reduced fat coconut milk and extra lentils to thicken. It freezes well too. A firm family favourite.
27th Sep, 2011
Much more filling than you would think! we are very big eaters but had left-overs. Really tasty although we did use a medium-heat curry paste which we thought worked well. Recommended!
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24th Sep, 2011
This was so easy to make, and really tasty! Will definitely make it again. Served with the new Birds Eye rice fusions pilau rice and it was delicious!
15th Sep, 2011
Really Tasty but would have liked it a little thicker, i'll try it again and maybe add less stock or more lentils.
14th Sep, 2011
WOW WOW WOW - This is a favourite in my house hold my two kids 7 and 4 especially love it . . . Such a super easy dish to make in advance - this recipe has been passed on to my neighbours, friends , workmates and school mums it is great and I am yet to hear of anyone who has not liked it. Well done bbc good food love this website !!


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